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Tried that, that particular store is a poor quality operation to start with, dirty and with poor service, but fairly close by.
I'm trying to go through headquarters, and have contacted the "Director of Product Development" for whatever that's worth....
One would think that even in China they could make some decent O-Rings.......
An easy fix with the right o-ring, industrial supply places?
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An easy fix with the right o-ring, industrial supply places?
I agree, that may be the case, but I've never had one apart. If in fact it turns out to be a metal valve seat, that might be the ball game... It's just a simple bottle jack laid on it's side.
If I don't get anywhere with Sears, I'll buy the $78.00, 24 lb jack they have on sale at Harbor Freight. If it lasts two years, that's long enough.............
The part that tee's me off is that I had a cheapo steel jack my Father-in-Law gave me 20 years ago that just now failed. It was 20 years old when he gave it to me...

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I have a Craftsman floor jack, a 4,000 lb lift aluminum one that is only about a year or so old. The question is:
Does anyone else have one that failed as fast as this one has? The thing loses oil, and drops on it's own so fast I can't get a jack stand under it.
The damn thing cost $200.00, and it would appear that it is little more then a boat anchor in at most, only a year and a half. The reviews on Sears site (which I didn't read beforehand) pretty much all say the same thing, the jack sucks.
Here's the specific jack:
Craftsman G620S 4000 lb. Capacity Aluminum Jack at Sears.com
Look at the reviews about mid page, not good. I looked at the other aluminum jacks they have for sale, they don't look any better. Have to wonder what's happening, and if anyone for Sears management looks at these reviews...........
I was wondering if some of you all have had anything similar happen, and what you did about it..........
Heh, heh....as expected, you have failed to read the instructions".......... ( Inappropriate, edited by Teutone) " ......heh, heh!
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Craftsman has been using the 'repair/exchange' program for all it's ratchets. I took a ratchet back twice before the bastards finally gave me one that was repaired correctly. The last time I was in Sears, I was trying to buy some tools as a 'bachelor's gift' for a friend that was getting married. They had every tool locked up on their racks. I attempted to find someone who would help me get something but every clerk I talked to said only the managers had keys to the rack locks. I left, will never return. Fuck 'em.

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Heh, heh....as expected, you have failed to read the instructions".......(Inappropriate, edited by Teutone)......" ......heh, heh!
It sounds like you are an expert at shoving things up your ass.
You really sound like you know what you're doing, it must come from lots of experiance !

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I agree, that may be the case, but I've never had one apart. If in fact it turns out to be a metal valve seat, that might be the ball game... It's just a simple bottle jack laid on it's side.
If I don't get anywhere with Sears, I'll buy the $78.00, 24 lb jack they have on sale at Harbor Freight. If it lasts two years, that's long enough.............
The part that tee's me off is that I had a cheapo steel jack my Father-in-Law gave me 20 years ago that just now failed. It was 20 years old when he gave it to me...
I am in the tool business. My advice would be to stay away from Harbor Freight jacks.
After all, your life may depend on it.
They carry the lowest quality China products.
I remember a sticker on cheap China jack stands, that said: "Don't work under car while using these jack stands", I kid you not.
Pep Boys sells some decent jacks.
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I am in the tool business. My advice would be to stay away from Harbor Freight jacks.
After all, your life may depend on it.
They carry the lowest quality China products.
I remember a sticker on cheap China jack stands, that said: "Don't work under car while using these jack stands", I kid you not.
Pep Boys sells some decent jacks.
I agree with harbor freight. The strength of the steel is not really solid. I have seen jack stands that were made for 4000# fold under a 3800# E Class. That was with two jacks supporting only the front half so they were not holding over 1200# each. Fortunately only one gave way and a rotor was the only victim.

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With a 25 dollar floor jack I ALWAYS use stands, lol. The sooner I can get them under there the better.

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Tried that, that particular store is a poor quality operation to start with, dirty and with poor service, but fairly close by.
I'm trying to go through headquarters, and have contacted the "Director of Product Development" for whatever that's worth....
One would think that even in China they could make some decent O-Rings.......
With things like jackstands, floor jacks and spring compressors, it'd be best in my opinion to stick with the very top brands (even used) when your life is at risk.

As to pursuing HQ, I can't help but think of the following slogan,

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With a 25 dollar floor jack I ALWAYS use stands, lol. The sooner I can get them under there the better.
Quite a few truckers here connect a 22T bottle air jacks up to a fitting on the rig.

When it comes to safety, I rather go for overkill. I use two pair of 6 ton stands, and recently added a nice 3 1/2 ton hydraulic floor jack.
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