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My Craftsman floor jack bit the dust. How is the Discount Tire jack working?
You know, I never bought it. I didn't have an immediate need and I ended up putting the money towards something else but I will definately get a good one when the time comes as I hate to buy things twice.
 

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You want the "Best"?.....That could cost you....
For the floor jack, I'd go with something that works, and a lot of the red Craftsman alum 2 ton units have been sold....so many that there is a cottage industry for after market parts for them...You can buy skid plates, bigger wheels and trick quick mounts for your truck (see below...)



For a torque wrench, the cheapest Snap-On will still set you back close to $300....which will buy you a top shelf unit...BUT do you need that much wrench for non-commercial home use?...For regular home use, try to find a Proto or MAC which are still good unit, just more affordable then S/O....
SWEEET jack mount!
 

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I got the 3.5 ton Arcan from Costco for $99.00 Costco item #300930

I have the Craftsman 50145 3.5 ton.

Arcan: weighs 101.41 lbs, rubber pad on lift cup, universal joint connection to operate release valve, side plates 0.30 inches thick, grease zerk for lift arm axle, low height 3.5 inches, high height 21.375", 7.5 strokes to full height w/o load, padded sleeve around handle to protect vehicle. Looks like a decent jack, hope it lasts for awhile.

Craftsman: weights 82 lbs, no pad on lift cup, gear connection to operate release valve, side plates 0.23 inches thick, no grease zerk, low height 5.75 inches, high height 20 inches. The Craftsman has a one stroke no load quick lift to 17.75 inches and a rubber grip for the handle, which were its only two advantages. Not working is its major disadvantage.

I was able to remove the rubber hand grip from the Craftsman handle by gently heating it with a heat gun and tapping it off with a wood block and hammer. I then sprayed the inside with silicone and used the heat gun, wood block and hammer to put the hand grip onto the Arcan handle, which I measured at only about 0.04 inch larger OD than the Craftsman handle.
 

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After a little bit research, I am thinking to buy Harbor Freight not Craftsman. What do you think about 3 ton Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump? It is affordable for me and price only 82 bucks.
I got a list of floor jack from here https://theeffectiveguide.com/best-floor-jack and bought powerzone floor jack. It was a good deal. And for the torque wrench, you could buy CDI torque wrench.
 

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After a little bit research, I am thinking to buy Harbor Freight not Craftsman. What do you think about 3 ton Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump? It is affordable for me and price only 82 bucks.
i've got the low profile version since my BMW sits low as *uck! had the jack for a few years and still holding strong! sucks for lifting the Titan since the Titan sits pretty high but nothing a 4x4 block sitting on top couldn't handle

https://www.harborfreight.com/autom...vy-duty-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-61282.html


 
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I bought my 3 ton off the Mac truck, go ahead and judge me, I don't care. I need a reliable jack. It doesn't twist like cheap jacks, and will likely be the last one I buy.
It was 350, but on sale for 250 so I took it home!
 

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I've had rather poor results with mechanical/electrical items from Harbor Freight. I would not be buying a floor jack from them. Having broken a Torin jack stand I am very reluctant to buy anything cheap like that anymore. So I'm with Lubecakes, invest some money in a good quality floor jack.
 
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Home depot sells Husky branded torque wrenches, I have two of them, and they seem to work alright as far as I can tell. I use a Big Red floor jack I got from tractor supply on sale maybe $50 or so. I really wanted a napa floor jack, but couldn't bring myself to spending $300-400 on a floor jack I might use every other month...even though I really wanted to.
 

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If you're going to skimp, don't do it on a torque wrench that is used for lighter weight bolts. When it comes to measuring in inch/pounds you need to be very exact. I ended up with a 1/4" Snap-On digital torque wrench for those situations. I didn't buy it brand new, so it wasn't nearly as expensive.
 
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For the lighter inch ounce stuff, cdi torque makes top notch stuff, used almost exclusively in the aviation industry. You can pick up torque screwdrivers that cover a lot of in the inch pound and inch ounce stuff relatively cheap...for the few items that require it that light of a torque, it may not be worth it tho
 

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I've had Craftsman torque wrenches and a floor jack for almost 20 years and they still work as advertised. I know Craftsman has had a lot of bad reviews in this thread, not sure what happened but I have abused it for the past 20 years. I have used it to do 99% of my maintenance to include my Harleys and ATVs before I bought my bike jack. I will note that my bike jack (Craftsman) developed a leak within a couple of years. My friend had the same jack and didn't have any issues with it so who knows what's up with that. By the way, he gave me his jack when he moved to the east coast and so far so good.


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CDI torque wrenches. I've had a low profile 3.5 ton Arcan jack purchased at Costco for years. Northern Tool sells them as well.

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