Harbor Freight special

Discussion in 'Tools, Procedures, and Testing trouble shooting' started by busterrm, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. busterrm

    busterrm solid fixture here in the forum

    Hey guys run to Harbor Freight, they have their 3 ton jack stands on sale for 19 bux ! I am going to get probably 4 of them!
     
  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Check the welds Bob.
    Can grind off your the Master Welder.
     
  3. busterrm

    busterrm solid fixture here in the forum

    9EBF93A8-11F2-4328-99F6-80D2C95A75D1.jpeg Went by Harbor Freight, pressure washer I bought broke so I took the credit from that to get some jack stands and a stool. Here is a pic!
     
  4. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    They Look Ok Bob.
    Do the Lock pin Mod.
    Rick had one fail last year or so I recall while holding up the T-bucket.

    I never did make it to my local Harbor Freight yesterday.

    I just looking searching for used Jackstands. Snap On I want.
    All we used in a Semi Truck diesel shop I worked at. Only you could trust and not collapse anytime without the drilled pin mod.
     
  5. busterrm

    busterrm solid fixture here in the forum

    They have them, each notch it has hole for pin that slides all the way through!
     
  6. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Grumpy showed recent.
    Still a 1/4" or 5/16" hole straight through at the height you use most often.
    Insert a grade 8 bolt through with a bit on the opposite end.
    The ratchet lock if it fails your safe yet.
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    personally I prefer using 4 12 ton jack stands , solidly placed on the car frame with the jack stand bases on a level concrete floor.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-jac ... 34924.html


    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/under-car-safety.26/page-4

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/floor-jacks.969/#post-70422

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/mechanics-creepers.3178/#post-11972

    yes I have a good lift but for some jobs rolling around on a creeper under the cars just easier

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    5/8 in. x 4-3/4 in. Clevis Pin available at home depot for $4 each
    be darn sure you, try different heights on the jack stand to find,
    where it gives you the best compromise for clearance,
    and easy reach under the car / truck with a mechanics creeper ,
    before drilling for safety pin locks
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