Harbor Freight Recalls Jack Stands That Could Suddenly Collapse

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Makes me gland I spent the money on a good set of stands recently. Harbor freight stuff has its uses. Trusting them to support a 2 ton chunk of steel a few inches above my head is not one of them.

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That's a helluva jack stand. Details?
 

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That's a helluva jack stand. Details?
OTC 1780.

I chose those because I really like the flat bottom of the stand and the increased capacity. The pin itself is about as beefy as the Y piece in my old stands.

Trying to balance regular stands on top of a piece of wood so they don't dig into the ground is a scary situation.
 

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I had two sets of the 3 ton HF jack stands that were recalled. I returned them yesterday. I spent a day crawling around under them last week, but like others, I take precautions and have wood stacked under the tires.. That way if a jack stand fails, the car bounces a little on my belly but I won't be dead.
 

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I just checked my 4 HF 3ton stands and they are not of these numbers. The pawl fully engages the rack.
 

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Bottom line is no matter what jack stands you use you should still have a safety net. Put a jack under the car as well or some homemade wood supports like someone posted earlier in case they were to fail. It could happen to anyone.
 

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OTC 1780.

I chose those because I really like the flat bottom of the stand and the increased capacity. The pin itself is about as beefy as the Y piece in my old stands.

Trying to balance regular stands on top of a piece of wood so they don't dig into the ground is a scary situation.
Those are not as pricey as I thought. I do like the flat base and the large pin. Althong, by the time i buy 4, plus a jack, just wondering if a quickjack would be worth the cost.
 

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I just checked my 4 HF 3ton stands and they are not of these numbers. The pawl fully engages the rack.
Good to know since I was under my car with those about a year ago :cwl:
 

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Went to Harbor Freight today. ALL Jack stands where pulled off the shelf for recall.

picked up a set of these with a 20% off coupon, Came out to $38.88

https://www.harborfreight.com/13000-lb-portable-vehicle-ramp-set-63956.html

These are for my Truck . I already have Race Ramps for the Mustang. Love them but they're only rated at 1500lbs and not good enough for my 5500lb truck. Most of that truck weight is in the front.
 

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Those are not as pricey as I thought. I do like the flat base and the large pin. Althong, by the time i buy 4, plus a jack, just wondering if a quickjack would be worth the cost.
I only got 2 as I rarely if ever see my car being up off all 4 wheels. Even for an engine, trans or rear end swap you only really need half of the car up.

Even if you get 4 of these and an $80 jack, you are right at $400 vs $1100+ for a QJ. Well worth it for someone working on their car often.
 

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98% of stuff made today is junk. I guess these jack stands are part of the 98%
 

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I only got 2 as I rarely if ever see my car being up off all 4 wheels. Even for an engine, trans or rear end swap you only really need half of the car up.

Even if you get 4 of these and an $80 jack, you are right at $400 vs $1100+ for a QJ. Well worth it for someone working on their car often.
True, price wise the stands and new jack make much more sense. But a jack stand isn't near as sexy as a quickjack. "Hang on while I put the car up on jack stands" or "Lemme just throw this bad mofo up in the air real quick and we'll take a peek" .

A single pair of stands is probably in my future, as now she wants a camper. Ugh.
 

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We actually have some, apparently Coronavirus isn't the only thing China exports really well.
 

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I use a junk steelie rim and winter tire and put it beside my jack stand. so if the stand fails the rim should be able to hold the car up no problem.
 
 
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