Hein-Werner Floor Jacks

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Greetings, everyone: I am in the market for a two or three-ton floor jack. I am looking for a jack that will last me a long time (10+ years) and is easily rebuildable. I have been looking at the Hein-Werner jacks. I have heard from a few people that they are Made in USA and have a reputation of being very long-lasting jacks. What do y’all think? http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/p-1581-hein-werner-w93642.aspx What other brands should I be looking at? Thanks!
 
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Stay away from Lincoln jacks whom also makes Snap On's floor jacks,Leak and leave big spots on the floor.It will contnue and continue to do leaking all the time.
 

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I have the 2-ton. Far heavier and solid than other 2-ton jacks, but less convenient as a result. Mine is made in the USA, though Ive heard that the company is actually Chinese-owned.
 
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I also have a Lincoln 2 1/2 ton and it leaks. Took it apart and tightened the pump cup seal nut but it's back to leaking after maybe 20 uses. If you can find an older Hein-Warner get it and rebuild it. It's easy and the older one last and last. Don't be scared off by the 1 1/2 ton rating as the older jacks were under-rated.
 
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My leaky Lincoln is a newer Chinese one. Well not that new, probably 10 years old or so, but it started leaking after about 2 years. And I don't use it much, just at home. Regardless, it was too expensive to leak in nearly any time frame. I've used cheap Chinese jacks at the shop for years without a problem. Imagine my disgust at seeing the Lincoln leak! I was/am [censored].
 
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Have a Snap On transmission jack which is made by Lincoln at work and it never gets used anymore,leaks and always have to add fluid
 
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You can check out the Craftsman floor jacks which looks like its well built. I'm not sure if its made in USA though. I prefer floor jacks that you lower by turning the handle so you don't have to take the stick out to turn the valve.
 
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I purchased a ARCAN XL35 3.5 ton it was $139 at Costco, its heavy 90lbs and well built. It came with replaceble seals, do a search many good reviews. Hein Werner is an excellent jack but pricey.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Dan55
I purchased a ARCAN XL35 3.5 ton it was $139 at Costco, its heavy 90lbs and well built. It came with replaceble seals, do a search many good reviews. Hein Werner is an excellent jack but pricey.
I saw that one at Costco. I can't remember where though. I was in San Diego for a 2.5 yrs, Salem, Oregon for a year and back where I started in Everett, WA. I think it was in San Diego, but can't remember. I don't see it on the Costco website, I will see what they have at the local Costco. I liked the look of that jack. I see they carry it at Northern Tool for $ 150 plus shipping. Little pricey for me by the time Northern adds shipping fees.
 
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I have a Craftsman two speed floor jack. The fast speed no longer works and the slow speed doesn't work well either. I am back to the old single speed Sears that works great. Someone tell me a jack a hand tool so I can warranty it.
 

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Just bought the Hein-Werner 2 Ton model for $293 shipped. I'll post a full review once I receive it.
 
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