I have had this jack for over 2 years, Rebuilt my bike, Done several services on all types of bikes on it, even used it to take out a Transmission and transfer case from a Jeep. The key to long life with this jack is to not let it sit up using the Hydrolics , use the locking mechanism and let the pressure off. It's been sitting for about 5 months in storage, and I just used it the other day and it worked fine.. I've heard many people complain about the jacks blowing out, but I've told everyone I know to use the locks and let the pressure out and none of them have had any problems.
After using this item about a dozen times the hydraulic ram (bottle jack) stopped working. I followed all the steps to change the oil, get the air out etc. with no luck. Then I searched the internet and determined this is a common problem with these jacks and that apparently its a real piece of junk. So... I went on the online chat to see about getting a replacement hydraulic ram. The person I chatted with told me that they do in fact sell replacements and that I needed to call the PARTS 800 number. Guess what I called the 800 number and was told that they do NOT sell replacement parts for this lift. No Im stuck with this piece of junk that doesn't work and no way to lift my bike. DONT BUY THIS JACK!!!! I know its tempting and you would think with a name like CRAFTSMAN it would be quality, but its NOT. Your better off with the cheap ************** Tools one in my opinion.
The add should have clearance information on it, when the jack is at its lowest point it hits my frame by half inch.
I can’t tell you about operation because I had to return it. It would not fit under my ultra.
Box was ripped open stuff hanging out , jack is bent and was damaged
Worked fine, I just didn't like the strap method of tying the bike down