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#1842448 - 04/02/10 12:39 PM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: jcwit]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
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Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
Originally Posted By: jcwit
Where did your computor come from Torino?


I have some old Pc3200 ram laying around that was made in canada.
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#1843233 - 04/03/10 04:20 AM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: defektes]
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2009
Loc: Texas
HF jackstands are fine. if you can, i would go with the 6 tons. those are some HD mofos...or even more HD the 12tons as someone pointed out


Edited by Texan4Life (04/03/10 04:21 AM)
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#1844461 - 04/04/10 08:50 AM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: kkreit01]
stenerson Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 649
Loc: NH
If it's rated for a certain weight then I'm sure it'll hold.
They're not very complicated tools. I doubt there's too many
stories about these things collapsing under load. Most cases
probably due to people placing them in the wrong spot. I
bought cheap chinese ones at BJs years ago and ain't afraid to
use them. I do place tires under for extra piece of mind. I'd
do that whether the stands were U.S. or chinese made.
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#1849676 - 04/08/10 03:34 PM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: stenerson]
dirtymudder Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 45
Loc: michigan
Are 3 ton jack stands rated at 3 ton each stand or are they 1.5 ton each?

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#1849900 - 04/08/10 06:22 PM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: dirtymudder]
lipadj46 Offline


Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1223
Loc: Western NY
I believe 3 tons for the pair. If you want made in USA stands these are the way to go:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200349988_200349988

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200349986_200349986

Forgot to add do not pay full price for the HF stuff, get a 20% off coupon and wait for a sale.
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#1850045 - 04/08/10 08:01 PM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: dirtymudder]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
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Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
Originally Posted By: dirtymudder
Are 3 ton jack stands rated at 3 ton each stand or are they 1.5 ton each?


I beleive stands are rated for a pair.
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#1850202 - 04/08/10 09:44 PM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: dirtymudder]
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 4574
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: dirtymudder
Are 3 ton jack stands rated at 3 ton each stand or are they 1.5 ton each?


defektes is correct in this case. The Hein Werners are rated per pair, as stated in their owner's manual:

"Rated capacity is per pair" http://www.shinnfuamerica.com/Temp/708.PDF

However, other companies sometimes rate their jack stands
individually, such as with US Jacks: "Rated capacity is PER Stand" http://www.usjack.com/catalog/Page%2010.pdf

IMO, the higher rated US Jack stands look "cheesier" to the eye and it is difficult for me to believe that they have twice the capacity..... 3 tons vs. 1.5 tons.


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#1880141 - 05/04/10 07:09 AM Re: Harbor Freight Jack Stands OK? [Re: lipadj46]
RacerE7773 Offline


Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 973
Loc: Geneva
Originally Posted By: lipadj46
These HF jack stands are heavy duty and awesome, I trust my life to them.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=34924


that's the ones I am using (my dad's they are)whenever it gets warmer and I can touch up some rust spots on my wheels.
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