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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:57 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
Looks fine from here. If I were going under there and really having to yank on something like a rear trans hanger bolt, I would back them up somehow with wood or spare tires maybe.

Glad I have a scissor lift. I can use it for everything from a moped to a full size Chevy truck. No issues with stability.

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My neighbor has one of these scissor lifts and loves it. His car just barely clears it so it's stowed under the car.

This is my world... Anxious

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

Here is another alternative (QuickJack) talked about in other forums:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=683430&start=27

But note the need for setting them parallel here:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=697791&start=26
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

67 Florida Deluxe wrote:

This is my world... Anxious

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Is this the correct jack point location for the front end? I put mine under the beam.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

^^^ That's a Super Beetle. It has no beam. You are doing it right, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

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^^^ That's a Super Beetle. It has no beam. You are doing it right, though.


Thanks for pointing that out. I did not know that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

I went to harbor freight today, funny they think people still would buy their jack stands after this
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

Not sure why the lmfao. It seems like a good thing that they are getting their shit together, and producing an improved product.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

speaking of, I see what looks like a similar to bendpack left at harbor freight Shocked

https://www.harborfreight.com/6000-lb-capacity-scissor-lift-91315.html

I was in one briefly yesterday to get a cigarette lighter plug in air compressor. I looked and didn't see any jack stands. Was trying to get a look at their new 140amp mig welder but some guy was all over it touching every little thing


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

HF has been selling that scissor lift for years. You used to be able to get 20% off on it a few years ago but now I am not sure if the coupon still works on it. Maybe you still can use the coupon on it.

Personally, I am not comfortable getting under a car that is being held up by their jacks stands or lift. I am not a HF basher, I use a number of their tools.

If anyone is looking for a replacement for their HF jack stands, I recently got some ProLifts from Home Depot to retire my 30 year old craftsman sets. I like them a lot. They seem solid and have the double locking pins.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

Not sure if this video has been posted in here yet, but I found it informative...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
Not sure why the lmfao. It seems like a good thing that they are getting their shit together, and producing an improved product.

Applause

If it were Wells Fargo , the solution would be to double bill you for your medical costs
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
cdennisg wrote:
Not sure why the lmfao. It seems like a good thing that they are getting their shit together, and producing an improved product.

Applause

If it were Wells Fargo , the solution would be to double bill you for your medical costs


And still, to this date, not one of those sumbitches has even been charged with a crime, much less be made to spend time behind bars.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:06 am    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

I have HF jackstands although they are not part of the recall. Also, I rarely use them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
Abscate wrote:
cdennisg wrote:
Not sure why the lmfao. It seems like a good thing that they are getting their shit together, and producing an improved product.

Applause

If it were Wells Fargo , the solution would be to double bill you for your medical costs


And still, to this date, not one of those sumbitches has even been charged with a crime, much less be made to spend time behind bars.


Everyone from sAles manager up should have their ball sack clamped in a harbor freight jack stand pawl.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight jack stand recall Reply with quote

gotta love the paper stickers with all the importaint stuff on them... that alone should be a recall.
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