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I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« on: January 31, 2015, 12:49:23 AM »
I finally broke down and bought a new 3 1/2 ton NAPA floor jack. It was on sale this month for $ 199.00. The regular price on the invoice  says  $ 478.80 , but regular price is in the sales flier $ 399.00.  My current jack would pump up 3-4 pumps then it would go down 1 pump. Not a good feeling when your jacking up the front of a 1 ton truck.  The only bad thing about this jack - it's made in China. I hope I don't regret this.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 01:02:07 AM »
I promise I'm not being smart assed in asking this as I'm genuinely curious, but what did you like about this jack versus a seemingly identical HF model for less than half price?
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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 06:27:46 AM »
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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 07:18:43 AM »
You boys better hold on cause i'm gonna have to stand on it!

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2015, 07:53:47 AM »
Those are good jacks. It's always nice to get a brand new tool.
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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 09:32:03 AM »
I've used these jacks before.Most shops in my area have this jack. If you ever look in the HF dumpster it would amaze you with how many jacks are in there. It bothers me that it's made in China , but NAPA in general has better products than most other places. I trust what I  buy from NAPA.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2015, 11:34:23 AM »
I don't care where that jack is made, it looks like a good one!!

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 05:56:43 PM »
Those are nice jacks, I have used one extensively over the past two years. It is a major step up from anything at HF and for $200, well worth the extra. 

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2015, 07:54:00 PM »
It's too bad that I haven't taken it out of the box yet. I had to put a starter in a Dodge truck the other day. It was soo cold that I didn't feel like putting it together and took the old jack.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015, 08:01:15 PM »
Is that a relabled sunnex? If so it's a good jack. Same as the matco "beast". I have had one for 15 years.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 08:12:24 PM »
It's too bad that I haven't taken it out of the box yet. I had to put a starter in a Dodge truck the other day. It was soo cold that I didn't feel like putting it together and took the old jack.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 11:01:42 PM »
It's too bad that I haven't taken it out of the box yet. I had to put a starter in a Dodge truck the other day. It was soo cold that I didn't feel like putting it together and took the old jack.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2015, 10:03:28 PM »
The power of suggestion pushed me out the door. I have looked at the NAPA 3 ton jack before and seeing it for 199, did catch my eye. Started out the door to get one, first doing some research. I decided to take a run by the HF. All things considered I ended up with this jack

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-low-profilelong-reach-steel-heavy-duty-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-60678.html

Lowest profile, highest lift 24 inches, almost a full 4 inches higher and a foot peddle.  Got it home took it apart regressed all the moving parts. Debating, thinking about draining and changing the hyd fluid .

I have the HF alum pit jack for 10 years, and a Craftsman. The red one was 200 beans, do not need three jacks. Will clean the cobwebs out from under the Craftsman, simple green it and set it out at end of the driveway for 90-100 bucks. Should not be hard to sell, it is red  lolx and a decent name brand.

I tend to keep my tools in good shape, wheels show some wear, no scratches or spills on the housing. It will be a fair deal for a good working jack.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 04:12:14 PM »
I finally broke down and bought a new 3 1/2 ton NAPA floor jack. It was on sale this month for $ 199.00. The regular price on the invoice  says  $ 478.80 , but regular price is in the sales flier $ 399.00.  My current jack would pump up 3-4 pumps then it would go down 1 pump. Not a good feeling when your jacking up the front of a 1 ton truck.  The only bad thing about this jack - it's made in China. I hope I don't regret this.

I got this same jack in like new condition for $50 off CL.  Yeah, I got lucky.   beerdude
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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2017, 07:51:58 PM »

Shopping floor jack now, it has come down to one of two choices.

1st and has the right saddle 6.5'' and 3 ton
HeinWerner HW93652 3 Ton

2nd goofy 4.5" saddle & 100 bucks cheaper is NAPA 3.5 ton. Not saying it is a bad jack.  Just has a hockey puck for a saddle. Now having the experience of a fail.... makes me stand back and rethink.
You may wonder why this one is considered. I'm told its DNA is Walker, of course that's NAPA saying it. Was unable to verify the statement.

HeinWerner has the design advantage, larger frame just stouter looking over all. Leaning in this direction.

Recently jacking my truck and the jack I have having the hockey puck saddle. Slipped rearward and got hung between the sway bar and rear cover.

Not having that again

So basically I am interested hearing any comments regarding the HeinWerner product, from users please.

Did my home work, but there in only so much one can learn from the advertisers.


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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2017, 08:52:34 PM »
I have a Hein Warner 1 1/2 ton jack that I found at the curb with out a handle 25 + years ago. I had it rebuilt with new handle. I used it for years until I got the Napa jack. I felt it was a bit narrow and it did twist when I lifted a heavier truck.  I can't complain about it as it lasted for so many years.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2017, 10:27:29 PM »

Shopping floor jack now, it has come down to one of two choices.

1st and has the right saddle 6.5'' and 3 ton
HeinWerner HW93652 3 Ton

2nd goofy 4.5" saddle & 100 bucks cheaper is NAPA 3.5 ton. Not saying it is a bad jack.  Just has a hockey puck for a saddle. Now having the experience of a fail.... makes me stand back and rethink.
You may wonder why this one is considered. I'm told its DNA is Walker, of course that's NAPA saying it. Was unable to verify the statement.

HeinWerner has the design advantage, larger frame just stouter looking over all. Leaning in this direction.

Recently jacking my truck and the jack I have having the hockey puck saddle. Slipped rearward and got hung between the sway bar and rear cover.

Not having that again

So basically I am interested hearing any comments regarding the HeinWerner product, from users please.

Did my home work, but there in only so much one can learn from the advertisers.


Lets hear it
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You're better off with the wide saddle. I hate the small saddle models because they slip so easily. Used to be wide saddles were the norm, yet in the last 20 years the smaller saddles became standard fare.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2017, 10:33:53 PM »
I ran a HW jack for 20, yrs 2ton IIRC. Finally had to get rid of it when a bud was jacking his truck up in the gravel driveway and it fell off the jack and twisted the frame. I would buy another HW in a second. My bud did replace the HW with a Sams chinamese special. I still got it and it works very well.
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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2017, 02:03:59 AM »
Think of your floor jack as a piece of safety equipment. Don't go cheap. My recommendation for a new jack would be Milwaukee model 20 (2 Ton) or a model 40 (4 Ton). I purchased the model 40 a few years back and it's been a great piece of equipment. It's very robust with a proven design. I believe it's still U.S. manufactured. I was able to deal with the company directly.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2017, 07:33:47 AM »
Pepi,

Maybe this would fit your current jack?

https://www.amazon.com/Floor-Jack-Saddle-fits-Diameter/dp/B00V3P76L2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495938857&sr=8-3&keywords=floor+jack+saddle

Good one I will consider this for the other jack, a 2 ton. Need a 3ton for the truck, 2 ton lifts it but want that extra frame footprint the 3ton has.

All good comments thanks, very helpful.

The hockey puck, seems to have shown up around the time HF started with the alum jack. No matter it is a terrible feature.

At one time was only seen on those trolley jacks.... what's with those things what junk? Are those a replacement for the bumper jack, remember when cars had bumpers?  lolx  Has the same level of stability, sticking speaking an a observer never a user.

As mentioned jack and saftey go hand in hand. I looked at the Milwaukee hard, model 40 but was unable to justify the cost. I like it very much. Believe most of the advantage is the chrome pistons or ram and pump construction. As a home mechanic the HW is rebuildable and might be a better fit..

I wear it out I'll be after the Milwaukee model 40.

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2017, 07:01:57 AM »
Ordered the HW jack should be here friday, here as in NAPA store...
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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2017, 10:13:15 AM »
I only have hw jacks. Sometimes they are a pain in the ass because they only pump up when the Handle is about 18 inches from the floor.
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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 12:32:22 AM »
BY the way Ken - why did you need a new floor- and don't call me Jack!   :))

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Re: I FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW FLOOR JACK
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 07:06:43 AM »
Picked up the jack last night on the way home ........ MASIVE what a beast. Will give it a work out this weekend oil change and tire rotation.

It's a jack that is going to fit my needs perfectly. I'll keep the 2 ton low profile china job for the HotRods, can be used for them just fine.

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BTW if interested NAPA has that 3.5 ton jack Ken speaks of in the top post, on sale right now ends this month 200 bucks ....
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