Best floor jack for the money?
Need a new floor jack, what do you guys have good experience with?
Not a big fan of Craftsman jacks, the seals on their 3 ton steel jacks tend to leak after a couple years, on my own jack and a few friends. I've also seen several of their aluminum jacks get stuck in the up position, which I'm sure isn't fun. They also don't sell rebuild kits, which obviously doesn't help.
Budget is around $100. Looking for a ~2-3 ton jack, steel or alum. doesn't matter, although aluminum would be easier to move around.
I've heard good things about Harbor Freights floor jacks but can't bring myself to buy one confidently, unless they're really get the job done reliably. If you do have a HF jack, which one? I'm assuming a steel HF one would be more durable than an alum. one.
BTW, this will be used mostly on passenger cars (~3k lbs), with the occasional mini-van. No SUV's/trucks.
What do you guys use and recommend?
Last edited by pothiawala786; 08-22-2011 at 04:33 PM.