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Harbor Freight "quick pump" floor jacks


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#1 edrach

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:58 AM

HF has finally dropped the price to where I ventured out and got one.
#68053 1.5Ton $69.95 3-3/8" to 14-3/4".
#68054 1.5Ton $99.95 3-1/2" to 17-3/4".
You might need a coupon for these but they give those out for free too.

Anyone local want to buy my used non quick pump version for cheap? See my post in the FS forum.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:17 PM

Do you have to be a member to get that coupon? I went into the store, and it was at it's normal price. Nothing in the instore flyer.

Their website says on sale for $109. . . http://www.harborfre...q=68053 1.5Ton

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:23 PM

I really try to not buy their stuff when possible. If you have a Costco Membership, check out the Arcan jack they are selling. I bought it for $99 and its been amazing in the last 5 months I have had it so far. IT will jack a car high enough to pull a trans mission out on my transmission jack, something like 22".

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:34 AM

Do you have to be a member to get that coupon? I went into the store, and it was at it's normal price. Nothing in the instore flyer.

Their website says on sale for $109. . . http://www.harborfre...q=68053 1.5Ton

I used the coupon from last Sunday's Seattle Times. But the Bellevue store had both listed with special sale prices on the floor.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:25 AM

I really try to not buy their stuff when possible. If you have a Costco Membership, check out the Arcan jack they are selling. I bought it for $99 and its been amazing in the last 5 months I have had it so far. IT will jack a car high enough to pull a trans mission out on my transmission jack, something like 22".



We're looking for jacks specifically for speed and lighness as well as low profile. These, or mine anyways, will be used exclusevely for Rally X and swapping tires as fast as possible.

Ed. I went to the Kent store. I was returning a faulty nail gun, didn't want to push the issue. . . I did ask them though and looked through their flyer.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:59 AM

OH! My bad. I have seen these in the paddock and no problems witnessed so far.
The jack I suggested is WAY to heavy for toting to RallyX. Sorry its only good for the garage. Pumps fast with dual piston but not light enough.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:58 PM

Yeah, no biggie. I have a big rump roast floor jack for the shop. Probably weighs 80 lbs. Way too big and bulky to be hauling around in the car.

Edited by Zap, 03 April 2011 - 01:10 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:39 AM

Yeah, no biggie. I have a big rump roast floor jack for the shop. Probably weighs 80 lbs. Way too big and bulky to be hauling around in the car.

I went looking for the on-line coupons. Couldn't find any for the small jack I bought for $70. But is doesn't look bad for a garage type heavy duty jack. http://www.harborfre...jack-68048.html

Edited by Zap, 03 April 2011 - 01:11 AM.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:00 PM

I went looking for the on-line coupons. Couldn't find any for the small jack I bought for $70. But is doesn't look bad for a garage type heavy duty jack. http://www.harborfre...jack-68048.html



I'd like to know how this ends up working. When I purchased my floor jack probably 4 years ago I was looking for a quick pump type jack, one that would actually lift a vehicle with less pumps rather than just getting the jack pad to the vehicle quicker. I couldn't find one that would actually lift a vehicle quicker, and ended up with a $100 Craftsman. It uses the same chassis as the HF one you just bought, just different internals. I'd almost wastefully spend another $100 if the HF one is truly quicker:grin:

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:26 PM

I made a comparison between the quick pump and older "non-quick" one I had. Since I jack up from the rear diff or an equal distance under the car when jacking from the front, I can't really get full stroke lifts out of either, but there was a slight improvement with the quick pump version: 13 strokes as compared to 15. Both jacks go to 14-1/2" when fully extended. Not a big improvement, but I wanted a new jack anyway.

Sometime when I have the inclination, I'll try the same test when I can use the full stroke of both jacks.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:50 PM

Time to resurrect this post since this Sunday's Seattle Times had a full page ad with coupons for a variety of things including the quick pump floor jack for $59.99 with the coupon. (Lot # 68053/69252) for sale at $59.99 plus tax was the ad.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

I run this jack religiously as well as the HF engine crane. Generally their hydraulics are the same "off the shelf" as most other big names, but for a fraction of the price. In both instances, I had to bleed off some excess air shortly after I began using (Perhaps the price point comes in on the hydraulics being seconds that need to be bled for proper function?) but have never had a sag issue since.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

sign up for emails at harbor freight and u get free coupons and u also can get free monthly papers from them too if u sign up for that like i did:Dhttp://www.harborfreight.com/ i prefer craftsman and american brands but u cant beat there prices especially when i bring a 20% off coupon every time i go there, the only thing i wont by there is there ratchets i only use good quality ratchets like craftsman, sk, or other american brands

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:39 PM

Just go here and print one:
http://www.harborfre...talsavings.html




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