Forums Migration

Please read this thread

Recent Topics
Jackpoint Jackstand Review
by RamFan - 07/12/20 03:03 PM
Lesabre Brake fluid capacity
by Ihatetochangeoil - 07/12/20 02:56 PM
Baking Cookies in the Car - 2.0
by Nick1994 - 07/12/20 02:17 PM
Dealer ruined my transmission!!!!
by John344 - 07/12/20 02:04 PM
Wax / Sealer Recommendations
by 92saturnsl2 - 07/12/20 01:45 PM
Horrible Duramax Aftermarket Filter Mod
by ToadU - 07/12/20 01:29 PM
Japan unveils timeline for indigenous fighter jet program
by gathermewool - 07/12/20 12:27 PM
NEW Rotella T6 15w40
by ToadU - 07/12/20 11:54 AM
2001 Silverado 1500 4x4 Alignment Concerns
by Blang - 07/12/20 11:37 AM
Full Synthetic for ATS V
by cadillactech - 07/12/20 11:33 AM
Gasoline engine oil in a diesel engine?
by LeslieX - 07/12/20 11:32 AM
Can I use IPA 70% to clean windshield?
by painfx - 07/12/20 09:47 AM
The Heat is on
by Snagglefoot - 07/12/20 07:39 AM
Working on your car
by CourierDriver - 07/12/20 07:35 AM
My last two cars were direct injection
by Railrust - 07/12/20 06:52 AM
High Flow Thermostats
by Nick1994 - 07/12/20 02:51 AM
Hy-per Lube ZDDP Supplement 6pk $13.00
by alchargo - 07/11/20 10:38 PM
97 Civic HX valve cover pics
by CARJ - 07/11/20 10:22 PM
Newest Members
Slick122, Ford4life76, Patrick_Hall1988, Ron1948, cadillactech
71914 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
101 registered members (Aichiguy, 53' Stude, 87sammy, AJB0009, 379KITTY, 2015_PSD, 7 invisible), 2,285 guests, and 43 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics307,766
Posts5,317,397
Members71,914
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! #5455111 06/16/20 10:40 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 464
J
JohnG Offline OP
OP Offline
J
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 464
Just read an article with pictures of the replacement jack stands offered by Harbor Freight, for the ones that were recalled due to poor machining of the "ratchet post".

This time they are failing at the weld in the upper web of the stand. It appears that there is no support strap tying the leg portions together under tension. This lets the legs spread under load resulting in a cracked weld. I see this as a potential for catastrophic failure of the stand, and difficult to detect without CLOSE inspection. To make matters worse there is a label stuck right over the welded part!

Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455120 06/16/20 10:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 12,464
S
simple_gifts Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 12,464
where is that article; care to share?


2004 Prius; 134K; ATM
2007 Yaris 114K M1 ESP 5W-30
2006 B2300;137K;ALM
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: simple_gifts] #5455121 06/16/20 10:51 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,102
C
Chris142 Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,102
Originally Posted by simple_gifts
where is that article; care to share?

Scotty just posted it yesterday.


02 Wrangler Napa high milage 10w40
87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Car lube plus 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am Maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455125 06/16/20 10:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 464
J
JohnG Offline OP
OP Offline
J
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 464

Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455128 06/16/20 10:58 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 16,335
S
supton Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 16,335
Should we read too much into single point data? Yeah I'd hate for that to happen to me, but millions of these jackstands are out there, seemingly without issue (recalled ones aside).


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 206k
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 160k
2003 CRV, 2.4L/4AT, 161k
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 225k
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455130 06/16/20 10:59 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 464
J
JohnG Offline OP
OP Offline
J
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 464
'sup to you.

Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455152 06/16/20 11:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,778
L
Leo99 Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,778
Maybe I'll just wait a little longer to return my recalled jack stands and rebuy jack stands at HF.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming


2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 399,852 miles (RIP)
2015 Camry 101,000 miles
2020 Rav4 6,000 miles
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455155 06/16/20 11:28 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,636
D
Dave9 Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,636
Yeah, single data point, which comes back to my main gripe with HF products, that every other widget has some random defect that lack of Quality Control didn't catch. This is why I won't buy anything from them where failure causes significant loss, including anything that plugs into a wall outlet. smile

Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: supton] #5455183 06/16/20 11:56 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,028
H
hatt Offline
Offline
H
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,028
Originally Posted by supton
Should we read too much into single point data? Yeah I'd hate for that to happen to me, but millions of these jackstands are out there, seemingly without issue (recalled ones aside).

Did you look at the pictures? You really think that was the only stand with a pretty decent looking weld that was actually garbage? Their whole process is trash.

[Linked Image]

Last edited by hatt; 06/16/20 12:03 PM.

2013 F150 5.0, Delo 400 SD 15W-30, Wix 57502
2010 Camry 2.5, PP 10W-30, Mobil1 M1C-251A
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: hatt] #5455193 06/16/20 12:03 PM
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 586
O
OilReport99 Offline
Offline
O
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 586
Originally Posted by hatt
Originally Posted by supton
Should we read too much into single point data? Yeah I'd hate for that to happen to me, but millions of these jackstands are out there, seemingly without issue (recalled ones aside).

Did you look at the pictures? You really think that was the only stand with a pretty decent looking weld that was actually garbage? Their whole process is trash.


I do not trust HF JS anymore. They had their chance to correct it, and didn’t.


2018 Ram 1500
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455196 06/16/20 12:05 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,184
B
BMWTurboDzl Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,184
Just buy a QuickJack and be done with it. hornets


“It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.”

435i
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: hatt] #5455199 06/16/20 12:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 34,413
D
demarpaint Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 34,413
Originally Posted by hatt
Originally Posted by supton
Should we read too much into single point data? Yeah I'd hate for that to happen to me, but millions of these jackstands are out there, seemingly without issue (recalled ones aside).

Did you look at the pictures? You really think that was the only stand with a pretty decent looking weld that was actually garbage? Their whole process is trash.

[Linked Image]

I wonder if the 6 ton model they currently sell which replaced the recalled 6 ton stands they were selling are bad too?


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455215 06/16/20 12:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,125
N
NormanBuntz Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,125
Another great endorsement of Chinese made products.


"Hot dog! Groat cakes again. Heavy on the 30 weight, Mom."
2017 Toyota Camry XLE, 13K, 2nd owner
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 98K, original owner
2007 Infiniti M35, 116K, original owner
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: JohnG] #5455217 06/16/20 12:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,770
T
TheLawnRanger Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,770
Guess who else replaced recalled Pittsburgh jack stands with new Pittsburgh jack stands.

Screenshot_20200616-122924_Gallery.jpg

2011 Impala
2012 Colorado
2018 Buick Encore
Oil: 5w30 synthetic
Re: Replacement Pittsburgh Jack stands also failing! [Re: demarpaint] #5455218 06/16/20 12:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,028
H
hatt Offline
Offline
H
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,028
Originally Posted by demarpaint

I wonder if the 6 ton model they currently sell which replaced the recalled 6 ton stands they were selling are bad too?

That's the joke. That's the replacement.

Replacement Jack Stands Immediately Failed Too


2013 F150 5.0, Delo 400 SD 15W-30, Wix 57502
2010 Camry 2.5, PP 10W-30, Mobil1 M1C-251A
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™