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    Harbor Freight Jack Stand Recall

    FYI ! I know there are many "car" guys here too. Three models of 3 and 6 ton recalled. 454,000 stands!
    Check your numbers before further use.
    https://www.thedrive.com/news/33572/...4Y4cm9DY3gAcVM
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    There is nothing at harbor freight that is worth the gas to get there.

    Buying jack stands to support a vehicle you might crawl under from harbor freight is not a good idea.
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    I disagree, 400k jackstands to guys who never would have bought snap-on $100 ones. I bet only one failed like Piper wing struts. I bet they saved 100s of lives?

    Glenn
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    Have had great service out of the pair of Snap-On jack stands I bought in a pawnshop over 30 years ago. Still have my grandfather's "Made In USA" jackstands that didn't cost that much when new.
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    If only Tim Allen would have had Harbor Freight jack stands...

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    he’s checking his this morning....


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    Not only can they drop a car on you, but they can cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm (in California)
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    Well. As long as I stay out of California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    If only Tim Allen would have had Harbor Freight jack stands...

    sj
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    Yup, snert is trying to kill me

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    Interesting, I have dozens of pairs of jackstands that have been in use for decades. I expect I probably have a few pairs of HF stands. I do have a few sets that routinely fail to properly engage. Many times they drop before a load is on them. Being that my main use floor jack lifts over 34" the vehicles are way the hill up there when the load is transferred to the stands.
    Most all the time when a stand fails to engage this is determined well before the load is fully placed on them. I have become used to putting a down pressure on the release lever and jiggle the top before placing a load on them. This reduces the chance of failing to engage.

    So now this has me thinking I should go look at the stands and determine if any of these were sourced from Harbor Freight. If they were it would have been 25 to 30 years ago.
    They have been collapsing a very long time.

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    one day Glenn you can tie a stuck in the snowbank pix in with Tim bodyslam from a VW.

    Tim; Come on up, we got your back here in Maine

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    My jack stands are over 40 years old and made in USA. I don't use them much anymore because I have a 7000 lb two post lift. Best thing for old men that don't want to crawl on the ground. With that many jack stands in circulation that is going to get expensive for HF.

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    Thanks Jim

    After that happened, I got 4 sets of jack stands as gifts from different friends. I now double or triple up the jack stands
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    one day Glenn you can tie a stuck in the snowbank pix in with Tim bodyslam from a VW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub junkie View Post
    My jack stands are over 40 years old and made in USA. I don't use them much anymore because I have a 7000 lb two post lift. Best thing for old men that don't want to crawl on the ground. With that many jack stands in circulation that is going to get expensive for HF.
    I did the same thing. I spent my formative years crawling around on gravel under vehicles. Sometimes I'd find a piece of cardboard for comfort. Not anymore....

    My old USA NAPA jack stands are holding up a sagging shelf right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVBottomly View Post
    Sometimes I'd find a piece of cardboard for comfort. Not anymore....
    So your toughened up enough to take on the gravel now?

    Or softened up and have a tall stack of foam mats to crawl about on.

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    No, softer and stiffer at the same time. I sit in a rolling chair under the car lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVBottomly View Post
    No, softer and stiffer at the same time. I sit in a rolling chair under the car lift.


    One would think by now I would have installed the lift I bought 22 years ago. Just have not gotten to cutting the trusses up and reworking the structure.

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    Real machanics do their best work laying on their back.

    Glenn
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    I have two sets of the HF 3K jack stands, and according to the recall #'s, they are not on the list. I use them for unloading my torsion axles and tires on my rarely used homebuilt mini excavator trailer when it's not in use.

    If anyone trusts their life to ANY device, it's on them to make sure it's safe. What have the Chinese ever done to us?!

    I do trust my own ramps, just drive right up on them, no need for jacks, 2" angle iron, all triangulated.

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