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LogicalRetard
09-28-2003, 08:58 PM
Craftsman now has an aluminum jack. Don't know if it's any better/worse than the Harbor Frieght one, but Craftsman is a very reputable company, of course. I'm definately going to check it out....

zracer22
09-29-2003, 01:27 PM
here it is:
http://www.sears.com/sr/product/summary/pr...mAuto=YES&bidsi (http://www.sears.com/sr/product/summary/[email protected]@@@1799159335.106 [email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdfadcjhldfmmecehgcemgdffmdflg.0&vertical=AUTO&fromAuto=YES&bidsi) te=&pid=00950239000
I just ordered mine. It appears to be much better quality than the HF jack. Besides, I have never been let down by any Craftsman tool.

planet6racing
09-29-2003, 02:06 PM
Looking at the description on the Sears.com site, it doesn't appear to be a 7 pump jack like the HF jack. The Sears phrasing is "2 pumps lifts the saddle to the cradle" (or something like that). If it's the normal 35 pumps from there, I'd still take the HF jack!

When you get yours, please let us know if this is wrong. I'd love to see a fast jack with the Craftsman name on it!

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itbgti
09-29-2003, 02:41 PM
Two things about the Craftsman Jack (from ad)

-Craftsman jack is ~9lbs heavier
-Craftsman jack is a 4000lb, HF is 3000lb

If someone does buy it, please post here with some comments

Regards,
Alan

chuck baader
09-29-2003, 03:49 PM
sears.com lists the jack at 189+...where did you see it for 169?

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Eagle7
09-29-2003, 07:47 PM
My Craftsman Club mailer has it for $199.99 list, $179.99 sale, minus 10% for club members = $161.99.

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zracer22
09-29-2003, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Eagle7:
My Craftsman Club mailer has it for $199.99 list, $179.99 sale, minus 10% for club members = $161.99.



That's the price I paid. It's not in stock at my local Sears, so they are shipping one there (4-6 days)and I will pick up. I will be on vacation at whatever is left of the Outer Banks of NC until Oct 8, I'll pick up the jack and give a report when I get back.

I don't really care if it take 7 or 20 pumps to put the car at full hieght, and the extra 9# is still much lighter than my 75# jack.



[This message has been edited by zracer22 (edited September 29, 2003).]

Carbotechmatt
09-29-2003, 09:19 PM
I went to my local Sears the other day to inquire about aluminum jacks. They looked at me like I had just step off of a ship from Mars.

"...aluminum isn't strong enough for a jack.."

Idgits...

lateapex911
09-29-2003, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by Carbotechmatt:
I went to my local Sears the other day to inquire about aluminum jacks. They looked at me like I had just step off of a ship from Mars.

"...aluminum isn't strong enough for a jack.."

Idgits...

What's that saying about never losing a bet underestimating the intelligence of the average American?? In college I worked in a gas station in Rochester NY. A woman ripped me a new one for mounting her snow tires on the front of her Rabbit. What an idiot I was! http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/wink.gif



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zracer22
10-07-2003, 06:03 PM
I picked up my jack today. A+ It is much better constrution than the HF jacks. It lifts my car to full hieght in 6-7 pumps. I'm glad i spent the extra 60 bucks for this jack!

ITZ34
10-12-2003, 10:18 PM
I have both. It's a little heavier than HF but seems more substantial. Not that big a difference though. Both work fine.

DC

Rex B
10-23-2003, 04:36 PM
Online price now $170.99 through Oct 25

Bill Miller
10-24-2003, 09:12 PM
Northern now has an aluminum race jack for $150. I saw it in the recent catalog I got in the mail. Couldn't tell from the pic, but it looked a lot like the HF jack. I got one of the early HF jacks and paid $200 fo it.

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