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Need a new floor jack

#1 Post by hugger73hatch » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:19 pm

In the market for a new floor jack. I have a craftsman 3 ton that is a big POS, never held a load since I had it always creeped down. I have looked at the Arcan sold at Northern Tool and looks pretty heavy duty and raises higher than my craftsman and has almost perfect reviews http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/ ... _-Products. Just trying to get some ideas here.
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Re: Need a new floor jack

#2 Post by Speedster » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:03 pm

I have a Craftsman 3ton that used to bleed down or when you went to lower it sometimes it would come down really fast and piss me off untill a friend came over one day and bled it for me and changed the Hyd fluid and i have not had a proublem with it since?
might save you $150.

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Re: Need a new floor jack

#3 Post by hugger73hatch » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:36 am

I have drained the fluid but when I did a spring and 2 check balls came out and I am not sure if I have them installed right. I think I am going to call the manufacturer and see what they say. If you talk to you buddy see if he can tell you exactly how he did it.
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Re: Need a new floor jack

#4 Post by moeraces » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:48 am

look at the napa 3 ton lo-profile job, its a very nice jack with a 2 yr warranty ,,,,,

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Re: Need a new floor jack

#5 Post by Speedster » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:38 pm

hugger73hatch wrote:I have drained the fluid but when I did a spring and 2 check balls came out and I am not sure if I have them installed right. I think I am going to call the manufacturer and see what they say. If you talk to you buddy see if he can tell you exactly how he did it.
Here is a link i found on the computer http://www.ehow.com/how_4913066_bleed-a ... -jack.html
It sounds like what he did on mine? I remember him doing it a couple times.
About the spring and ball bearings? from what i just read that dont sound good? :?

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Re: Need a new floor jack

#6 Post by hugger73hatch » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:30 pm

I spoke to the manufacturer today and believe it or not, she told me they were going to send me a new power unit or a new whole jack. Supposed to be 7-10 business days, but may be less. I guess we will see.
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Re: Need a new floor jack

#7 Post by Speedster » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:41 pm

Well thats cool.

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#8 Post by Craig W. » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:58 pm

I've had really good luck with Harbor Freight jacks. I've got two and they've been great.
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Re: Need a new floor jack

#9 Post by dadnova » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:02 am

Do not get a crap Craftsman, went through several and when I went to sears the guy said their jacks are junk and they have more return's then they know what to do with.

I have had good luck with Harbor Freight jacks so far.
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Re: Need a new floor jack

#10 Post by 427belair » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:23 pm

Stay away from the Jegs 2ton jacks. Would rather have my old steel jack.

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Re: Need a new floor jack

#11 Post by bracketracer » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:30 pm

You can laugh but this jack has been great it's low enough to get under my car and long enough to get to the frame....

http://grizzly.com/products/2-5-Ton-Low ... Jack/H8093

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Re: Need a new floor jack

#12 Post by Speedster » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:27 pm

You wont have to worry about anyone stealing it either cause it says it weights 117lbs :thumb:

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Re: Need a new floor jack

#13 Post by hugger73hatch » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:51 pm

Got my new power unit Monday. For free. Going to install it this weekend and see what happens.
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Re: Need a new floor jack

#14 Post by BracketNova » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:51 pm

My Performance Tool 3 ton rapid lift has been a real good jack so far...
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Re: Need a new floor jack

#15 Post by hugger73hatch » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:00 pm

Installed the new power unit today and works great, and what do you know, it doesn't appear to leak down either. Best part, they sent it to me free. It's amazing what happens if you just ask.
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28 x 9 Slick, N/A

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