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Harbor Freight jack stand recall

Luis A.

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I have a couple of these 6 Ton jacks. RIGHT NOW they are holding up my coupe up in the air....Gotta check them. Thanks for the heads up!

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Mine aren't affected... Whew.
 
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Thanks. I didn't know this.
Yes - side to side not bouncing up and down.

I’ll move this to OT once we have sufficient eyes on it. I have the aluminum jack stands from HF and they are great. Super light.
 

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Violently shaking car on stands is a good way to find out the worst...
Violently? :D

You should be able to nudge the car firmly without anything happening.You can keep your floor jack a hair lower than the stands in case it does drop. I typically always keep the floor jack in place as added precaution, unless it is in the way. I also stick the tire under the car.
 

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I regrettably buy things from HF despite their blatant lack of quality (where else can you get a bearing slide puller on a Sunday morning?) but I would never trust them with my life which is why I've never bought a car jack or stands from them.
 

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I regrettably buy things from HF despite their blatant lack of quality (where else can you get a bearing slide puller on a Sunday morning?) but I would never trust them with my life which is why I've never bought a car jack or stands from them.
Good info to know. I have 4- 6 ton jacks stands from HF. Like Louis mine are NOT on the recall.
I HATE using jack stands, and violently shaking should be done. If it is going to fall, then is the time. I always put wheel under tire when lifted.
I had a diff pumpkin on one side of my head and the shock mount on the other once in a loss of altitude on an old Chevy, back in 1969. Scared me to death.
 

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I looked at those jack stands my friend brought over and they are the recalled part number but for the life of me I couldn't get either one to slide down without pulling the release handle very high. Maybe they only had trouble with a few but I don't see the problem.
 

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I'm going to get in-store credit.

I picked up a couple of these:


Yes, they're still made in China (what isn't?), but I like the pin design, plus the flat pad is kinda cool
 

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I also hate Jack stands. If I'm working underneath the car as opposed to just taking a wheel off I use my EZ Carlift (USA made). Locates on the jacking points securely and is very safe. I am guilty of just using a trolley Jack sometimes but never when lying underneath.

20160426_162308 by Robin Derrick, on Flickr
 
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