This jack from Craftsman functions like a regular jack, lifting up to 17-inches. But after you’ve lifted whatever it is you need to lift, the front part detaches to leave a “jack stand” in place. It’s a neat idea, assuming that the stands are stable.
Having narrowly escaped a Lincoln that collapsed on its stock jack just seconds after I climbed out from under it, I have a new appreciation for jack stands. The big question, of course, is will the Craftsman’s “jack stand” actually hold the same weight and be as stable as a normal stand. Answer: we’re not sure. It looks more like a temp jack than a real four-legged jack stand.
If any of you have experience with these, we’d love to hear from you in comments. Street pricing starts at $279.