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Napa floor jacks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mickeyc, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 1,101


    Are Napa floor jacks made in America? I am referring to the pro lift series.
    I called and asked the clerk at the store, but they could not tell me one way or the other.
  2. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,305


    PM Uncle Buck or Gup
  3. pinman 39
    Joined: Oct 9, 2008
    Posts: 520

    pinman 39

    Oldguard will be posting on here soon ! He knows .
  4. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    I'd be very very surprised if any Made in USA jack is sold at any auto parts store.

  5. 49F1Jeff
    Joined: Oct 24, 2011
    Posts: 184

    from Oregon

    Was the clerk even made in USA? :rolleyes:
  6. dubcee
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 486


    is any thing still made here?
  7. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    You can tell by the box it comes in ……. I think the little bastards make cardboard from shit.
    No need to look inside.
  8. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    The girl at the counter at our local NAPA was venting one day, telling me more and more of their stock is from China. So I would be very surprised if the jacks are from here.

  9. I got made in korea .... but it wasnt cheep!

    I gota pro series high-lift from napa .... acts like it was made in china.
  10. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    I've got one and used it for a few years with no problems. I would get another but it would be one with the T handel for moving cars around.
  11. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
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  12. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,608

    uncle buck

    Unfortunately, not any more. They haven't been for several years now. The quality of the 791- series jacks is excellent though and the warranty is good. As much as I hate Chinese crap, I do like these. Just make sure what you are looking at has a part number that starts with 791-:)
  13. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage

    I think the only way you might get a good jack is to really shell out some dough . Like Snapon or MAC or another professional brand name.
  14. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    It really makes me wonder, is the only stuff made in america sent directly to china to make all this crap??? because obviously they aint making it with their own tools or they'd need to replace just as many tools as they'd make
  15. 46mercury
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 85

    from livonia MI

    No, they're not. The last US-made NAPA jack I bought was in 1992.
  16. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    Their jack stands are made in China I think, I ruined mine last week by using them to hold up a car... that was a stupid move on my part!

    I wouldn't be surprised if the jacks are made there too with lightweight (cheap) materials and lead paint for a pleasing taste! :D

    I have 3 jacks, a 9 foot long 9 ton floor jack from the 40's, a 6 foot long cast iron one from the 20's that is a ratchet system, no idea what the capacity is as I have yet to try it, and I have an aluminum twin pump 2 ton Black-Jack I got at Costco for $90 that works great till it gets to -40, so no complaints!
  17. ronk16
    Joined: Mar 27, 2010
    Posts: 351


    Napa is china, and overpriced
  18. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,380

    from New York

    What about Craftstman Jacks ?? China ??
  19. Dadstoy 2
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 245

    Dadstoy 2

    I bought a new USA Walker jack back in 1972. It worked fine for years. I replaced it with a Asian made jack and set the Walker aside as it needed new seals. The Asian jack was OK but not the quality. I finally loaded up the Walker and had it rebuilt. The re builders said I could buy a new Asian jack for what I will have in that Walker. I declined their offer and had it rebuilt. It works better than new. I gave my son that other jack.
  20. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    Was in a NAPA store sunday buying tune up parts for my 8N Ford Tractor.
    Was walking around the store and saw their floor jacks. Did not see where they were made BUT they were $197.00 each !!!!!. That would be a VERY high priced China jack !!!!!!!LOL
  21. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas

    Snap on and Mac jacks are made in China too. - Mayor
  22. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    And Snap-on is the biggest waste of money there is.
  23. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Makes you wonder if the guys in China complain about the crappy Chinese tools they have to work with ? :eek::D:D

  24. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 4,691

    dirt t
    from Kingman,AZ
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    I just went out and looked at my napa 2Ton floor jack. The label reads All American series.
  25. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    It's a miracle if you can find something "made in the U.S.A" now days. Imagine what it would do to the economy if we made everything in the U.S. again.
  26. graverobber63
    Joined: Sep 8, 2004
    Posts: 4,134

    Alliance Vendor

    Regarless, it's most likely ASSEMBLED in America (from Chinese parts!)
  27. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,295

    Atwater Mike

    The Chinese Industrial center has named a sector "USA". (serious, no joke)
    I had seen a number of items (car / shop related) marked "Made in USA"...had to ask about them, as the hardware (bolts, nuts, washers) were of obvious foreign mfr.
    Bolts had an uncommon head shape, and nuts were short in height; washers were of the lock type, buy their cross sections were 'upright', not rolled from square or horizontally-rolled stock.
    The counter man has been there for 30 years, and it was he that told me about the USA province in China. (Harbor Freight has lines that sound 'American' as well: Chicago Pneumatic, for instance.)
  28. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    I was listening to a radio show while driving the other day and they were discussing the world's economic situation. They said it is very important for China to become prosperous as that will be the salvation of the rest of the world's economies. China is blowing up to be such a big consumer of other country's goods and services that without them buying everyone's goods the rest of us will be in trouble. :eek:

    What happened to when WE were the driving force in the rest of the world? Some day this is going to bite us in the ass bigtime. :(

  29. 39 All Ford
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,531

    39 All Ford
    from Benton AR

    I have read that any jack with a handle made from 2 pieces is imported, and all jacks with a 1 piece handle are made domestically. So far this has rung true for me.

    I tried ordering an "American Brand", and paid more for it, but ended up with a two piece handle.

    And probably damn soon....
  30. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,585


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