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Old 05-20-2020, 05:29 AM
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Jack Stand Recall


https://www.thedrive.com/news/33572/...denly-collapse

Post if you check yours and they are bad....


>>>>>>NOTE: The will give you credit if you bring them back<<<<<<<<<<<<


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Old 05-20-2020, 05:36 AM
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I probably have a set of those, thanks for the heads up.
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Thanks, I have a pair of the 6 ton stands.
I'll check them when I get home.
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Think they were made in Wuhan...
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Originally Posted by Lone Ranger View Post
Think they were made in Wuhan...
Wear your mask when checking. Its metal. LOL
you'all know its bad when a jack stand gets a call back notice.
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Thanks for the PSA. Chances are, I have a set of them.
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"recalled over pawls that could "disengage from the extension lifting post" under a shift in weight, causing them to suddenly collapse." Not real sure this is even an issue if you put jack stands where they should be. It sounds about the same as don't point a loaded gun in your face.
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Well poop on a stick! Thanks for the heads up - I've got a set that I use to support my FORD FREAKING DIESEL TRUCK; just used them last week to rotate the tires. Of course, mine don't have the sticker to tell me what model # they are, but they've got to be the ones. 6 ton.

I would complain, but they were $40. You get what you pay for, and I didn't want to pay over 3x as much for something else. A jack stand is a jack stand, right?

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Damn Chinese!

Next thing you know everyone is going to be locked down in their homes to keep the small % of thise that have these things safe.

Thanks for the PSA
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Damn, thanks for the heads up! Was under the golf cart using the 3 ton jacks just last weekend!
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Originally Posted by D.Lew View Post
"recalled over pawls that could "disengage from the extension lifting post" under a shift in weight, causing them to suddenly collapse." Not real sure this is even an issue if you put jack stands where they should be. It sounds about the same as don't point a loaded gun in your face.
It is a real problem. As I understand it, even if they are properly placed if you shift the weight of the vehicle (like when you are trying to break a bolt loose) it can rock the extension back and forth inside the base and disengage the pawl.
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That would suck. I will say that maybe I am little over cautious, but when I am actually under the car, I generally have the jack stand plus the floor jack somewhere under it as well.
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*Hazard Fraught Tools.jpg*
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If you've never had a jack stand give out - it is a scary event. Luckily I was not under the trailer when it happened. 8 lives left.
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When will people learn??? When I got my first car I had a bunch of cheap tools. After breaking some of them, having them damage what I was working on, or damage my body parts, I started slowly replacing them with quality brands and vowed never to buy junk again. No off-brand drills, saws, mechanic's tools, and especially anything that will support a vehicle that I'm going to crawl under, even if it's only for a one-time event. If I can't afford it, I'll rent it rather than buy a cheapo. When you're in a HF store, it's easy to give in to the temptation to buy their stuff bc there's so damn much to see. You just need to remember who made it and then ask yourself "Do you feel lucky?"

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I have plenty of HFS around the house. But no more. When I need something, I refuse to buy it if it is Made in China.
If 10% of people do likewise, that is a major hit on their economy.
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Thanks, I just welded mine ,they won’t slip now.
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I have a rule that if it has 2 or more moving parts, don’t buy the tool from HF. I guess I need a new rule ☹️
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My son has a set, thanks!

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