Harbor Freights 3 Ton low profile jack is on sale 11/17 - 11/19 - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Harbor Freights 3 Ton low profile jack is on sale 11/17 - 11/19

I have two of these and they make raising the Elise for service a breeze. Fit's under the jack points with a hockey puck on the lift pad. It lists for $96 but when it's on sale, it's $80. Item#61282. Limit 4 per customer.
P.S. I don't care if you buy it or not. This is just information.
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https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...ump-61282.html

Max lift is 19.75"

If you need more lift, the 2 ton #68050 with a max lift of 23.75" is an alternative for $129 currently. (I smell a 25% off sale coming Thanksgiving weekend, and that would price it at $97.50)

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I have two of these and they make raising the Elise for service a breeze. Fit's under the jack points with a hockey puck on the lift pad. It lists for $96 but when it's on sale, it's $80. Item#61282. Limit 4 per customer.
P.S. I don't care if you buy it or not. This is just information.
I'm showing $95.99, but the shipping is cheap @ $6.99, making the total $102.98

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I'm showing $95.99, but the shipping is cheap @ $6.99, making the total $102.98
It's an in store sale price. Here is the coupon. If you call customer service, they will honor it. Sorry for the split image.
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How are the quality on these jacks? I’ve always been tempted by their aluminum ones, but hesitated because of the old saying “you get what you pay for”.
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How are the quality on these jacks? I’ve always been tempted by their aluminum ones, but hesitated because of the old saying “you get what you pay for”.
I've been using mine for around 10 years. Low profile one in the picture. Plus I only paid $60 back then with a coupon.

It has been fine for me.

Others have had problems - the only one I hear of is something breaks and then you cannot lower your car.
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How are the quality on these jacks?
Harbor Freight floor jack failures

Cheap tools have never made sense to me. Even with jack stands in place, having a floor jack collapse can result in personal injury or damage to a vehicle . . . both of these are events for which I’d like to minimize the probability.

If you want to know how long they’ll last with average use, just add a day or two to the warranty period . . . Harbor Freight is an expert at this bit.

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1. They are purposely over-rated for what I'm using them for. 3-tons? Not even close to the load in my application.
2. Tested each when new to jack up the engine (front) end of my pic-up truck centered on a 6X6 spanning the front end. Approx. 1+ tons.
3. Compared to their (HF) aluminum "racing" jacks (which are built like toys) they seem to be made the same as jacks costing three times that price. EX: Sears (at the time).
4. Kept in the garage and "exercised" regularly to keep the seals moist and used infrequently, I think I'm good.
Last, I always follow the safety rule of "use to raise, not support" and I keep those Jack-Stands handy!.
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How are the quality on these jacks? I’ve always been tempted by their aluminum ones, but hesitated because of the old saying “you get what you pay for”.
My first one spilled its guts when I pushed it too high, so I sold it for $30. The second one still works well, except for the front wheel, which locks in place unless it's loose enough to fall off, but it does the job. I only use these jacks to raise and lower the car, never to hold the car in the air.

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