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    Need a New Floor Jack

    Looking for recommendations for new floor jack. 2 ton minimum with a lift of 18in +. Doesnt have to be aluminum or able to fit under lowered cars.

    Have read bad reviews of Sear floor jacks seems they like to spew oil etc and just dont last like they used. Some reviewers got them home and they spewed their guts out on the first use.

    My old $40 Pep Boys floor jack just doesnt work on the Element. And it still works.

    Price under $200 preferred. Local or mail order.

    TIA

    Dave Apker and the collies

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    My aluminum Sears jack has been fine for +4 years.
    The only problem I had was that I stored the jack sideways in my trunk and the fluid leaked out. No fault to the design. Added fluid, bled the air, and it's been fine ever since.
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    Wink I had to ask....

    Except for the jack not working...how did you ever know the fluid leaked in the trunk???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeBob View Post
    Except for the jack not working...how did you ever know the fluid leaked in the trunk???
    I saw a slight drip and I figure air got in.
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    i have one of the sears steel body, aluminum frame jacks. been working perfectly for 5 years....that includes both shop duty and primary track jack.

    i also have one of the (eek) harbor freight aluminum jacks. the $100 one, not the $79 one. been working great for 8 years. it was my primary shop and track jack until i got the sears jack. now the unit is the back up/second jack for both shop and track.

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    My Sears aluminum jack has done me well for 3+ years.

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    My Sears Craftsman (steel ~ 50 lbs) has worked great for 3 or 4 years.
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    Floor Jacks

    Dave,

    I have the Sears jack, red alum body for like 4+ years and it has been to many events and tossed around and it has always worked well for me.
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...Lift+Equipment

    Got mine on sale for $159.00, but that has been over 4 years ago.
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    Haven't had good luck with Sears/Craftsman jacks - went with Hein-Werner

    I went through two Sears/Craftsman jacks over the years and wanted something that would just work and last. I went with a Made in the USA Hein-Werner about three years ago and its been great. I got the three-ton, but they also make a two-ton. At the time, the best price I found was from nationaltoolwarehouse.com, and they truck shipped it to me from their Baltimore warehouse. They still appear to carry them, but it looks like prices have gone up quite a bit. AC Hydraulics as mentioned by another post have a great reputation, but are pricier still - pelicanparts.com carry them I think. Good luck.

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    an old thread, but i just bought the AFF-200T and it looks like it will be perfect(for me). Only had it an hour so i can only post pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87325is View Post
    an old thread, but i just bought the AFF-200T and it looks like it will be perfect(for me). Only had it an hour so i can only post pictures.

    Jared
    Very nice!

    How high does the arm extend?

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    20"

    ordered from http://www.asedeals.com/automotive_floor_jacks.html

    Shipping was quick. Price included (they ship from AFF)

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    That looks like a great jack for home use, but at 99 lbs it's not something I'd want to put in and out of my trunk all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    That looks like a great jack for home use, but at 99 lbs it's not something I'd want to put in and out of my trunk all the time.
    No kidding. 100# is HEAVY!

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