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Old 09-07-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Should I be mad at this trolley jack?

I bought a cheap trolley jack from Sears at the start of the year probably got 8 lifts out of it. I went to use it today to lift up my car high enough to get a stand under it and nope. I pumped it up, it slowly slipped down. Pumped it back up, nearly high enough to slip the stand in place, slipped back down.

Should I even bother taking this to Sears and try to get it replaced when I feel like the same model will mess up on me again?

Obviously, I should pay more for a decent floor jack, but what would you recommend for around $100. I'm not using it all the time, perhaps once every so often for routine maintenance.

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Old 09-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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Stupid question, but you have the release valve tight on it, right?


I have been using a Torin Black Jack for about fifteen years now, I bought it for $15? at Walmart. It has been steadfast and has been used a couple hundred times with no issues.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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Yeah, always, I'm paranoid about the car falling on me, so try to get the valve tight.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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I'd go to Harbor Freight and get one.
It sure won't be $150.
I got one of those types close to 25 years ago and it still works great.
Get a steel one, not the aluminum one.......
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