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Sears.com is selling this 2-1/4 ton floor jack and jack stand combo for $40.  To be honest I’m ashamed that I don’t already own these two tools — they’re must-have items if you’re looking to work on your car or truck.  This is a pretty sweet deal for the first-time auto mechanic.

2-1/4 Ton Floor Jack And Jack Stand Combo [Sears]
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17 Responses to Dealmonger: Craftsman Jack And Jack Stand $40

  1. Toolaremia says:

    Good heavens man! I have four or five floor jacks and 8 jack stands. I think they breed when I’m not looking!

  2. Shopmonger says:

    I used to sell these sets, and I also used to own one…….these are great.
    I used it way beyond its capacity. Never and issue and never had one returned

  3. required says:

    I have been wanting a floor jack and now i have a reason to have just purchased one

  4. techieman33 says:

    it’s a great little jack for a small car, but it’s a little to small for a truck or suv. It’ll lift my mountaineer just enough to change a tire.

  5. matthew says:

    These styles are to low for my X1/9 🙁

  6. matthew says:

    Err… my X1/9 is to low for this style of floor jack.

  7. Toolaremia says:

    matthew,
    I have the same problem with my cars (even my old Caprice with racing springs). I have an aluminum “racing” jack too and even that’s not low enough. So I made short ramps out of stacked 2x10s that give me three more inches of clearance when I drive up on them. Cut two 2′ sections, four one foot sections. Secure shorter to longer with glue and screw. Instant cheap jacking ramps.

  8. Beans says:

    To echo other comments, the jack doesn’t have enough range for SUVs, minivans or trucks.

  9. Toolaremia says:

    Sorry, should have been “two 2′ sections, *TWO* 1′ sections”…

  10. fred says:

    We have a couple of Hein Werner’s that start out very low – I think about 5 to 6 inches and lift up to 2 feet or so.
    I think that one is their model 93657

  11. Chuck Cage says:

    @matthew (and others with clearance problems): I had the same issue with a lowered ’88 CRX I drove for about ten years. FWIW, my pretty-much-identical-to-this jack was just baaarely too big, so I whipped out the angle grinder and knocked off about 1 mm of the pad. Then it fit fine. (To put how low the car was in perspective, Midas hated my ass.)

    @Beans: This is 100% true. The one I had was too short for my Jeep when I had it. HF makes a low-buck high-lift model that I snagged for it (and the F150).

  12. jim says:

    I’d say if anyone plans to do serious car work it’s well worth a bigger floor jack (assuming it fits under the car!). The extra stability and solid feel go a long way, and I don’t worry about repositioning things under load.
    The little ones ARE nice for an emergency jack on the road.

  13. fred says:

    I looked up the price of our newer HW jack – and see that it is probably out of the league for a homeowner. We use ours for servicing our trucks – when we feel we can do it ourseleves and avoid a trip to the shop.

    http://www.handsontools.com/Hein-Werner-93657-4-Ton-Heavy-Duty-Manual-Service-Jack_p_11283.html

  14. Chuck Cage says:

    @jim: I’m not sure if this is what you meant, but I would never work on a vehicle (in the shop, anyway) held up by a jack alone — jack stands are the rule.

  15. Paul says:

    Now listed at $59.99. Doh, I missed out. Still a decent deal thought, I suppose.

  16. Matt says:

    I bought this set back in ’03, I just replaced the jack with a new one as the power unit was leaking. I bought the standalone jack when it was on sale for $30 in early Jan. The new one is nowhere near as smooth to operate when turning the valve to lower it, you end up putting too much force to it and the car jerks when it starts to go down. I find that it’s easier to lower things gently by using an open ended 8mm wrench to turn the valve.

  17. Dave says:

    I have on of these. The stands are nice but the jack is kinda crappy. It leaks oil out of the shaft seal. I’ve been refilling it periodically, and it still works, but I wouldn’t buy another. The lowering valve is also very sensitive…there is only a very small range that will let the car down slowly, and if you don’t hit it just right, it drops like a rock. Like others have said, it’s pretty small…ok for cars, and I can change tires with it on the truck, but not muck more. I got it for $40 a few years back, and I don’t feel like I got ripped off (because of the stands), but a bigger jack that doesn’t leak would have been a better investment.

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