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Harbour Freight jack stands #5456053 06/17/20 12:45 PM
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Hello all,

Thoughts on HB jack stands? I know they had some past ones recalled. I just returned mine and have a store credit, but I'm wondering if I should trust the ones they have now.

Thanks.


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Re: Harbour Freight jack stands [Re: dan765] #5456056 06/17/20 12:48 PM
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You know what they say, cross threads are tighter than locktite!
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I would look for ones with the addition of a locking pin.


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Re: Harbour Freight jack stands [Re: dan765] #5456121 06/17/20 02:20 PM
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I've been using my HF 6-ton stands (non-recall model) for a long time and they work great. This recall is the first real concerning news I have ever heard about HF jack stands, regardless of the name brand.
Similar to the Firestone tire issue back in the day, right now is probably the best time to buy HF jack stands since they are under a microscope and most likely keeping everything up to spec.


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Re: Harbour Freight jack stands [Re: dan765] #5456126 06/17/20 02:25 PM
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Any jack stands I am going to trust my life to are going to be top notch units, not something from HC or Walmart.

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We should always have two different vehicle lifts for securement, while under our rides.
I currently use jack stands with my ramps (or) jack stands with my floor jack. That's when lifting only one end of our vehicles.

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Re: Harbour Freight jack stands [Re: dan765] #5456171 06/17/20 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Yah-Tah-Hey
Any jack stands I am going to trust my life to are going to be top notch units, not something from HC or Walmart.

The danger seems to be, they're all Chinese made garbage-if there was a decent USA made set, it would be a no brainer!


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TG&Y has the best jacik stands.


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Re: Harbour Freight jack stands [Re: bullwinkle] #5459268 06/21/20 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
Originally Posted by Yah-Tah-Hey
Any jack stands I am going to trust my life to are going to be top notch units, not something from HC or Walmart.

The danger seems to be, they're all Chinese made garbage-if there was a decent USA made set, it would be a no brainer!


US jack (all), hein werner (some) have decent USA made jack stands. There are more brands, but they don’t come to mind right now.

http://usjack-com.3dcartstores.com/Garage-Jack-Stands-PAIRS_c_12.html

http://heinwerner-automotive.com/Pr...ve/10TonHighReachJackStands/HW93512/1097

FWIW, looks like us jack is back ordered, probably because of the HF recall.


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