Jack Stand Failure

Discussion in 'Tools, Procedures, and Testing trouble shooting' started by Indycars, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    I found this video interesting in light of my recent experience. Now I was no where near the jack
    stand when it fell to it's lowest height, so I could not have tripped the handle.

    The premise of the video is whether one could accidentally raise the handle with a car loading the
    jack stand.

  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    interesting video

    5/8 in. x 4-3/4 in. Clevis Pin available at home depot for $4 each


    I've painted every third jack stands tooth yellow and the second tooth , the one below that red and the first tooth below that blue,
    this makes matching the height on all 4 stand far faster too adjust , the third notch for the pawl,
    is the preferred creeper height, under my corvettes,
    for clutch and brake jobs
    and where the pin slides through and locks,

    with the pawl and pin engaged the stand height will not change accidentally
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I just want my Snap On Jackstands .
    They were on sale Recent but did not buy 4 of them.
    Never had a Snap On Jackstand fail working under a Semi Truck or Trailer.

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