Skip to comments.Harbor Freight Customer's Replacement Jack Stands Immediately Failed Too
Posted on 07/20/2020 4:19:17 PM PDT by AggregateThreat
Jack stands are vital safety items for any work you do underneath your car, which is why the Harbor Freight Tools jack stand recall was such a big deal. Many of you may have their jack stands in your garage right now. Unfortunately for one Harbor Freight customer, a replacement for his warrantied-out three-ton jack stands failed, too
Mike Galli was about to do some maintenance work on his Volkswagen Golf using the replacements he got for his recalled Harbor Freight jack stands. As soon as the full weight of the car was lowered onto the stands, he heard a loud pop from the base of one jack stand splitting apart.
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HF hand tools and impact sockets have done very well by me.
I could never see buying their jackstands or things I actually have to trust.
The pic shows a failed weld. Its not at all surprising coming from China.
Harbor Freight is junk that even WalMart won’t sell.
Any cash you spend at HF goes directly to the CCP.
I’ve heard enough horror stories about Harbor Freight to stay away.
Truer words never spoken.
TyWraps,rags and accessories sure, serious tools NFW
I buy very little there.
If I spend over 150 bucks annually at HF, something is wrong.
Mostly I buy moving blankets. Always useful. Sometimes I’ve gotten them for free.
I look for American made and buy whenever it’s an option.
I look for American made and buy whenever its an option.
We do, too.
“Harbor Freight is junk that even WalMart wont sell.”
If you can show me a set of tools I can buy that won’t bleed me dry, I’ll be more than happy to check them out. I don’t mean to be snarky ... I am dead serious.
Everything in the cheap-to-midrange grade of tools is made in China these days. The stuff that isn’t made in China is professional grade equipment that I cannot justifying buying.
I am not a mechanic ... I just want a set of tools to get various jobs done that don’t cost a fortune. If you have any suggestions, I am all ears! :-) If I can avoid funding China, I’m game! :-)
I’ve got two versions from HF: One is based on metal pipe stock and has three legs. The other is cast iron, with four legs.
Neither are particularly strong, but the four-legger appears especially strong in comparison. No failures, but the 3-legger can be set up to tip the car over!
Buy used high end tools.
Not a sarcastic comment.
It’s what I do sometimes to get a product that I could not afford new.
I have had pretty good luck with it...cars, phones...
Looks smooth, trying not to burn it up but, ZERO penetration. probably a chinesium welder and chinesium welding rods too... LOL
I bet they just welded and repainted the defective jackstands and put them right back in the stores.
Many hand tools, suitable for the work bench, are made in India. The quality runs the gamet, and prices are low. Look through HF for “complete sets” of sockets and wrenches.
Too bad they are no longer in production.
It's WAY more adjustable than most safety stands.
Try Home Depot or Lowes. I can’t stand the Depot but they do have decent hand tools. I like Menards but their tools are junk.
I used one of their 10mm crowfoot on a balky stud. It stripped right out. I had an old Craftsman of the same size - didn’t bite the stud as well (only on 2 sides), but it was high-quality steel (the Craftsman) on high-quality steel (a non-UAW car). I thought something would give, but it broke loose. That was it for their tools, at least as far as I’m concerned. Now I look for stuff with 4.5 stars and 500+ reviews on Amazon...so far, so good.
As far as jack stands go, I try to not go under vehicles unless they have the tires on, and being in Texas, you can fit under any car with its tires on (as it’s not legal to drive anything lower). If I do go under with one or more tires off, then, jack stand or not, I slip one of those tires under the car, in case it somehow comes loose. Better than nothing.
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