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Technical portable/garage lift.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by eddie rockitnyc, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. eddie rockitnyc
    Joined: Feb 10, 2006
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    eddie rockitnyc
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    from nyc

    hey guys,
    can anyone recommend a small home/garage lift?
    looking at Harbor Freight scissor lift,BendPak,EZ Car Automotive etc.
    would appreciate any insight on these.
    thanks. Eddie-Brooklyn NY.
     
  2. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    topher5150
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    What about something like this little guy?

     
  3. eddie rockitnyc
    Joined: Feb 10, 2006
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    eddie rockitnyc
    Member
    from nyc

    yes. something like this. have you tried it?
    thank you.
     
  4. topher5150
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  5. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    okiedokie
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    from Ok

    Might take a look at Kwik Lift.
     
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  6. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
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    seb fontana
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    from ct

    GregSmithequiptment.com......Really happy with the one [4 post] I got..Several different heights, widths and lengths to choose from..Good adjust ability in cables and hanging lock rails to adjust for level..
     
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  7. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
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    Jkmar73
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    from Tulare, CA

    I have the quick jack setup. Works great. Lifts the car about 2 feet off the ground. Plenty of height for rotating tires, brake jobs or oil changes.


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  8. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
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    Flat-Foot
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    from Locust NC

    I'm not getting under anything supported by a harbor freight lift. Not a chance!


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  10. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

     
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  11. tom in nh
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
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    tom in nh
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    If you want quality, look for a Mohawk. I believe that their headquarters is in New York.
     
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  12. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick
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    from al

    I have a Snap-on (bought it used) its made by Wheeltronic
    works great and perfect for body work
    also makes a nice weld/jig stand
    lift.jpg
     
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  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    ^^Looks like the lift that Harbor Freight copied. Nice that it needs no structure work and is portable but doesn't have room to work on anything underneath (probably a good thing). Also 7" minimum clearance. HF reviews are overwhelmingly positive, opposite of what I would suspect.[​IMG]
     
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  14. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
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    I have a "Direct Lift " 4 post with a sliding jack. It has wheel attachments so that you can move it around if you need to .
     
  15. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    ^^ I see he made some nice blocks to get around the minimum clearance issue. A major attraction to these scissor lifts is portability. I plan to move as soon as my 90 yo MIL moves on (although she'll probably outlive me, hope she can use a lift). But for me the main reason for a lift is drivetrain work, wheels and suspension I can handle with jack stands. I also wouldn't feel comfortable underneath, even if there was room to work.
     
  16. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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    from norcal

    I don’t see he point of that, unless you have a bad back and need to change brakes or clean the whitewalls
     
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  17. Me and you both brother.

    Quality control is something that is sorely lacking when it comes to harbor freight.

    At least this HF piece didn't fall on me but lasted about a hour,took long than that to build the stand. HRP

    [​IMG]
     
  18. blowby
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Wow, did it come new with all the scratches and corrosion?
     
  19. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
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    zzford
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    One good thing about a Harbor Freight lift is, if it fails, and kills you, they will give your widow a new lift.
     
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  20. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
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    Hard to change a transmission on a scissor lift.
     
  21. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    Flathead Dave
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    I have the Quick Jack. Works nice.
     
  22. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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    tb33anda3rd
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    for the price of one of those, you could buy 12 jack stands, a good jack, a Da, a good impact gun, some fender covers, a drop light, a creeper and still have money left over. or save up for a real lift.
     

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