Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled for Risk of Collapsing

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nwoods

Expedition Leader
The Irony here is that my Crasftman brand jack stands have broken pawls, but the HF ones have been solid performers. What do you buy instead? It sure won't be Craftsman!
 

john61ct

Adventurer

 

Verkstad

Raggarkung
Is this a new H.F recall ? I sorta remember a HF jackstand recall some months ago too. Seems a common theme with these jackstands.
A year past or so NAPA also recalled a few models of their jackstands. A good chance from the same Factory as H.F. buys from.

Some years ago, I bought similar stands.
First thing to do is disassemble and smooth all their rough bits and check engagement & tolerances.
Further when using them verify if locking pawl gets fully engaged, and that goes for ANY jackstand or similar thing, no matter what brand it is.
 
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Herbie

Rendezvous Conspirator
Thank you, grandpa, for giving me both your deep and abiding fear of heavy falling objects* and your set of welded-frame tube-and-pin jackstands.

*He did lose 2-1/2 fingers in a press accident, so let's call it a hard-won fear.

I have LONG joked with friends while defending my Harbor Freight habit that "I only buy tools that can't kill me if they fail. It's not like I'd buy their jackstands or anything."
Suddenly, I look like a goddamn genius.
 

Mobryan71

New member
The Irony here is that my Crasftman brand jack stands have broken pawls, but the HF ones have been solid performers. What do you buy instead? It sure won't be Craftsman!
I've got two pairs of these that I use for lighter weight cars and supporting components. Not too expensive, and the double locking system helps eliminate one point of failure.

Matt
 

85_Ranger4x4

Well-known member
I've got two pairs of these that I use for lighter weight cars and supporting components. Not too expensive, and the double locking system helps eliminate one point of failure.

Matt
My 6 tons are basically a bigger version of that and red from Northern.

I use them for big stuff like axle swaps, I like the extra extra locking pin.
 

rayra

Expedition Leader
Woah what!! Something from Harbor Freight sucks and does not work!?!? Who would have thought????????????
There's actually quite a bit of stuff there that works just fine and is a decent value, if one bothers to look. Instead of braying like a **************.

This topic has been going strong for ~11yrs
The Harbor Freight PASS/FAIL Thread...
 

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