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Old 12-27-2005, 01:06 PM
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recomend some jackstands

my mom was going to get me the 3 1/4 ton craftsman jack stands for xmas but she said they looked " rickety and cheap" they are on sale for 25$ for 2.. anyone have experince with these because i migth go buy 2 sets incase i need to get my car off all 4's

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Old 12-27-2005, 01:33 PM
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My next set of jackstands are going to be dead flat on top and, hopefully, have a rubber pad attached.

I'm tired of the typical stand with a bent up top plate that will dig into the underside body panel if a suitable wood block is not utilized.

I've seen them........once...........somewhere.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:28 PM
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Not cheap put they are padded...

http://www.griotsgarage.com/search.jsp?searchtext=jack+stands

I got my jackstands from Harbor Freight...I just glued some rubber pads on them to offer the same bit of protection...
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:21 PM
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Not cheap put they are padded...

http://www.griotsgarage.com/search.jsp?searchtext=jack+stands

I got my jackstands from Harbor Freight...I just glued some rubber pads on them to offer the same bit of protection...
$73.00 for padded jackstands........I think not.

Furthermore, there is no photo of the pad. The top of the stand is not flat and there is the risk that only the two edges will contact the body pan. This is not desirable.......similar to all other jackstands.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:24 PM
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i think ill just get the craftsman 3 ton jack stands and look for a jack .. probably a craftsman .. then ill need a tool chest and more metric tools.. my birthday is in febuary i guess ill tell my family and gf what i want to recive... tools.. metric tools
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i think ill just get the craftsman 3 ton jack stands and look for a jack .. probably a craftsman .. then ill need a tool chest and more metric tools.. my birthday is in febuary i guess ill tell my family and gf what i want to recive... tools.. metric tools
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:36 PM
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Just a tip for when youre buying yur tools, if you need a rachet wrench set go with one of those Powerbuilt sets rather than Craftsman, I always liked the powerbuilt wrench more than the Craftsman. The Craftsman combination wrenches are excellent though.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:42 PM
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Just a tip for when youre buying yur tools, if you need a rachet wrench set go with one of those Powerbuilt sets rather than Craftsman, I always liked the powerbuilt wrench more than the Craftsman. The Craftsman combination wrenches are excellent though.
I'm thoroughly frustrated with the Craftsman 1/4 inch drive ratchet. What a POS. I think it has about 12 teeth. I also think it takes about 5 ft.-lb. to rotate it, thereby causing you to need a second hand to hold the socket in order to use the ratchet.

I want a nice very fine tooth 1/4" ratchet that requires minimal torque.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:32 PM
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I bought a set of Chraftsman jack stands last year and they are great! The fit and finish isn't the best but they function just fine.

I have had both ends of the SDL up on them and they did the job.
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:14 PM
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Jackstand?!.....I triple stack cinder blocks

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Old 12-27-2005, 09:21 PM
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Jackstand?!.....I triple stack cinder blocks


thats really scary
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:24 PM
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=38847

i have a set of these. they work pretty good and the are tall.
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:28 PM
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Jackstand?!.....I triple stack cinder blocks


you are aware I had not one but two 12" cinder blocks shatter under a Ferrari 308GTS I was working on .......I had backup support luckily.
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:46 PM
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you are aware I had not one but two 12" cinder blocks shatter under a Ferrari 308GTS I was working on .......I had backup support luckily.
Well, that's because you use the cheap cinder blocks.

Az is using the "expensive", high quality blocks.

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Old 12-27-2005, 09:53 PM
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Well, that's because you use the cheap cinder blocks.

Az is using the "expensive", high quality blocks.

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ANd that picture has them in the weakest orientation possible too.....I used them with the holes oriented vertically as used in a home foundation capped by a chunk of 2X12 on a smooth cement floor. I had used those for years..and I mean almost 30 years till that happened......never, ever again.

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