Everyone needs a floor jack. Seriously. When our favorite cheapo floor jack in the shop went out recently, it was off to the races to find another before the stores closed. Had we checked we first — instead of just charging off to the closest stores — we would have found the Companion 2-ton floor jack from Sears.
It’s about what you’d expect from a 2-ton jack: small and no frills. It does fit the bill in the wallet department, though. A whopping $16 will get you a four thousand pound, 5.5″ lift with a swivel saddle.
Yeah, it’s not the heaviest duty or best looking jack we’ve seen. But at $16, who cares. Caution: do not stare directly into the blue for fear of retina damage. Learn from our shopping mistake: if you need an uber-cheap rig and Sears is close by (and open) take them up on it. We paid $30 for ours. Ouch!