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Old 03-01-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Who makes a good mid-rise jack stand?

I'm looking for some nice mid-rise jack stands that I could use with my soon to arrive Maxjax lift. Something with a range from say 24"-48".

We all know that good jack stands are essential for doing certain projects even if you do have a lift.

So does anyone know who makes some??
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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I just found these on ebay. Kinda spendy for 4 after shipping though.
http://"http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymoto...48wt_908"Atlas
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:10 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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with what your savings are from the group buy you should be able to afford a welder and make your own............that's what i plan on doing.......
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:22 AM   #5
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http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n284/MACDRIVE/MFG%20PHOTOS/1582_3453.jpg

only 2 tons and AL with a small base


http://www.otctools.com/products/detail.php?id=2624 more better and closer to the height requirement

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Who makes a good mid-rise jack stand?

personally I like the large (like for trucks) ones that they sell at HF
for the price and size I think they are pretty darn decent

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:19 AM   #7
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personally I like the large (like for trucks) ones that they sell at HF
for the price and size I think they are pretty darn decent

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HF doesn't sell anything between 24" and 48" unfortunately
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only 2 tons and AL with a small base
I know, but they're pretty.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #9
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I know, but they're pretty.


good for holding a drive shaft or a tranny

I 'd rather have 4ton ratchet stands minimum i do not car if they are pretty.

there use to be some 3 ton fold -able CNC cut race stands out of 7k series AL plate,

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #10
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For the height range you are looking for you would probably need to buy aircraft jacks or jackstands. They are expensive; maybe even more, for a set of four, than a lot of lifts.


http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/to/jacks.html
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:04 PM   #11
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HF has these -- 12 Ton

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34924

19" to 30" -- that's pretty far off the ground for a jack stand, and at $79 retail, or on sale with a 20% off coupon, they might just be the ticket.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:08 PM   #12
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HF has these -- 12 Ton

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34924

19" to 30" -- that's pretty far off the ground for a jack stand, and at $79 retail, or on sale with a 20% off coupon, they might just be the ticket.
Hey those dont look bad. Do they have a current 20% off coupon floating around?
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:12 PM   #13
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Their annual March "Sidewalk" sale is coming up. Just look for the ads, or their e-mail reminders. The sidelwalk sales usually offer very good bargains on shop equipment.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:27 PM   #14
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I just found these on ebay. Kinda spendy for 4 after shipping though.
http://"http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymoto...48wt_908"Atlas
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Make your own. I'm making mine out of square tubing with holes every 6", and 6" of acme thread for perfect leveling. Plus, I can screw whatever adapter I want on the top, then.

My stand only go to 26" or so, considering my frame is at 24" to start with, they don't do much good for changing axles.
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I'm looking for some nice mid-rise jack stands that I could use with my soon to arrive Maxjax lift. Something with a range from say 24"-48".

We all know that good jack stands are essential for doing certain projects even if you do have a lift.

So does anyone know who makes some??
Here's some photos of the stands under a MaxJax, last post on page http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=71225
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:48 PM   #17
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I'll second the 12 HF. Cheap and reliable. Not something you can say often for HF
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:50 PM   #18
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Default Re: Who makes a good mid-rise jack stand?

This is an old thread that got resurrected because I asked about a different type of stand. Can we let this thread rest for a little?
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This is an old thread that got resurrected because I asked about a different type of stand. Can we let this thread rest for a little?
The original question on this post was mid rise stands for MaxJax lift, I posted link to photos that pertain to that, had nothing to do with your latest inquiry.
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Default Re: Who makes a good mid-rise jack stand?

$50 bucks from harbor frieght got me this:


after a crooked cut with a band saw, 10 minutes of grinding and 2 minute of torching the base i ended up wtih this:

me personaly dont like the pedal it comes iwith i always tend to knock it down and end up kicking it. and it just makes it that more complicated to move around.

thanks
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