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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 floor jack would be a great value at twice the price!
Jack leaked air on first use straight out of the box. Takes endless pumps just to lift a few inches. Piece of junk! Never ordering from Sears again.
I think this could be a good jack. However they decided to cut some corners in manufacturing that will ensure that this jack will not last. The handle/socket connection is poor and will wear out with use. The valving is too large making it release very quickly when lowering. I would not trust this jack with anything more than 3000 lbs. Have your jacckstands ready they are not an option in my opinion. Jack looks good, but could use a simple handle to grab it with. That being said, money is tight, and it can be had on deep sale for a few dollars more than a standard trolley jack. Be safe.
The jack was a Christmas gift from my son. I used it for the first time in March and it would not pump up at all. The lift section jiggled. I try priming it per the manufacturer's recommendation and nothing. It was a little low on oil, so I added some. Nothing! I am hoping Sears will replace it. My previous Craftsman jack worked for 15 years before it died.
I read reviews about needing 50+ throws to get the jack to the proper height, but I didn't mind that and bought it anyway. This thing really is slow, and it only got to about 6" off the ground when it stopped rising. It wouldn't rise high enough to meet the height of my jackstand, let alone the car (yes, the release valve was fully closed).
Also, the lift handle has a notch in it to lock it in place with about a quarter turn; however, the notch is inline with the bend in the lift bar (not offset, as it should be), meaning that locking the bar causes the handle to angle off to the right side of the jack (due to the bend in the bar). If I had kept this jack, I would have had to either jack up the car with the handle straight and unlocked, or locked it in place and induced a twisting moment with every throw of the handle.
My item was faulty, and hopefully an isolated case, but because of the handle design I will return this jack for a different model and possibly a different brand.
Use this to lift my 2001 toyota corolla a few time and then it leak.