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I've had this jack less than a year. I needed it to fit under my lowered M3, which it did, but the handle always gave me problems. The bent bar wouldn't fit under the car, the socket it nests into deforms until you can't get leverage, and finally, the socket broke off the jack. Additionally, the jack lost hydrolic pressure a couple times and began lowering itself (good thing I had the car on jack stands). I haven't tried to return it yet, but I'm not going to get it replaced. I'm getting a different jack.
This is an awful jack. The lift increments are WAY too small to make this practical. I really liked the 3.5" low profile height as I have lowered cars - but, when I have to pump the handle 100 times just to get the vehicle enough off the ground to get under it, it really diminishes the value. I will be returning this on to the store and trying the 4-ton low profile jack... .5" higher lift height, but if I don't have to pump the handle 100 times, it's a win for me.
This jack is very good buy for the price I got it for
Pleased with the jack. Needs an extension on the handle.
This Craftsman 2-1/2 Ton Floor Jack, Low Profile is a great floor jack. I have been wanting to purchase one for a while and I found this one at a great price. Shipping came very fast. Product shipped in its own box. I am happy with this jack and would recommend it to others.
Bout it for my husbands birthday.So much faster and safer to change a tire.
I bought this back in February of this year but I did not use it until recently . It failed the firts time . Do not buy it unless you are planing to use it once.
This is definitely a cheap jack with not much attention to detail, such as the locking handle that sticks out sideways when rotated to "lock" it in place. Overall it's not a bad jack for occasional use and it is inexpensive so I wasn't expecting top notch quality, but I do think you can probably get more bang for your buck from a ************** Jack. This is also a steel Jack so make no mistake, even though this is a small Jack it is also heavy and therefor not very portable.