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sonic113

Garage/diy Tools??

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looking to get a new jack and don't want the small trolley jacks as they don't have much lift for me. Can any one recommend a decent jack?

Im trying to keep the budget around £100 MAX though. so I have be looking at the following.can anyone tell me what you have or if you think these may be ok.

Jack one Sealey 1153cx

http://www.amazon.co.uk/1153CX-Trolley-3tonne-Chassis-Heavy-Duty/dp/B000RA2ZD8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404825980&sr=8-1&keywords=sealey+jacks

Jack Sealey 3000cxd

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-Tools-3000CXD-3-Ton-3T-Heavy-Duty-Trolley-Jack-Car-Van-Workshop-Garage-/200357591944?pt=UK_Lifting_Moving_Equipment&hash=item2ea63e3b88

Jack Wolf quick lift

http://www.ukhs.tv/Automotive/Maintenance/Heavy-Duty-Quick-Lift-3-Ton-Garage-Jack

any ideas or recommendations are welcome.

Thanks in advanced.

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Costco do some decent Arcan jacks, I bought a very robust 3T low jack like this for around £100

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arcan-Trolley-3000KG-Professional-Model/dp/B003O65M0K

but it weighed an absolute ton and wasn't practical to be dragging up and down the path to the car so I picked up an aluminium version instead for pretty much the same price. Both were very well made, good quality, and tougher than the Seeley equivalents imho.

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You can also get them off ebay, Amazon etc but they're lot more expensive than from Costco. Quick look on the web also seems to show a very similar Draper version but rated at 2.5T.

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Agreed about the heavy jacks - they may be more stable than the smaller ones and have a tallerreach, but if you live in a flat or have to take the jack through the house, over steps etc, forget it - a heavy jack is really only good for garage use only - some of these are approaching 40kgs

the smaller, cheaper jacks are light, and cheap, but are not that stable and do not have much of a reach (typically 300mm/12")

Watch out for cheap "high reach" "400mm" jacks that are 300mm with 100mm extensions

Best to go for a 20-25kg 2/2.5T jack with a high reach 400mm+ (like a "racing" style one, preferably in aluminium if you have to heft it about

And a set of decent axle stands and/or ramps too

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Thanks for replies. I have got a set of 3 tonne silver line Axel stands which are great and I have used them a few times now but want as good jack to go with them.

I came across the tj3 3 tonne from sgs engineering and it looks like a good buy. Any1 heard of them or have any tools from them?

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I use 2 aluminium Arcan jacks from Costco. They are still heavy and rated at 1.8 uk tonne.

One of them is a few years old now and still works perfectly. It's only 90mm at it's lowest and lifts to about 450mm iirc.

Not cheap now though, I believe they are over £100.

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