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Old 05-06-2012, 08:11 AM   #15
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I've never seen a jack stand I'd trust with my life. nothing beats a few blocks of wood thrown under there just in case. even when I take a tire off a car I throw the wheel under the frame...call me paranoid
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I've had some really poor tools from HF. I don't trust the quality of their products.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #17
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While I'm a proponent of using throw-away, cheap, HF tools, I would not crawl under a vehicle supported only by their jackstands. Anything involving life and death calls for using products designed to US safety standards, IMHO.
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Just sold a pair of that exact stand after using them to support my 30 ft TT for suspension work. No problems with them, very heavy duty.
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My preference has always been to buy American made. However I agree with he previous poster that the HF stands are probably made in the same Chinese factory that is now producing the American version. Sad but probably true.
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I bought a pair of the HF 6 ton, heavy duty (per pair) jack stands.The main problem I had with them was that they are 15+" tall when at minimum. Have to raise the front end a long way to get them under the axle. The leveling jacks wont lift that far, so I returned them. Now to find a pair that start out much lower. The HF stands might work for the rear axle but I didn't try them there.
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I have a pair of the HF 12t stands, and they seem to be very well built. I generally use them for "safety stands" after lifting with my HWH jacks.
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