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Old 05-21-2020, 04:39 AM   #1
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Harbor Freight Jack Stand Recall

Thought this might be helpful to those who buy from Harbor Freght: https://www.thedrive.com/news/33572/...denly-collapse

If this announcement should be posted elsewhere here on SMB please let me know or add it on your own. This is far too important to not be widely known for we DIY's!
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:27 PM   #2
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I think giving this a bump is a good idea.



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Old 05-21-2020, 07:32 PM   #3
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I think giving this a bump is a good idea.



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Just don't bump the jackstand.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:59 PM   #4
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Jack stands are definitely one thing I would not buy from HF. I have a set of 1970s Craftsman stands that I got at a garage sale that look like they would support a Greyhound bus :-)
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:41 PM   #5
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Just bought a harbor freight jack today. They had no jack stands in stock.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:24 AM   #6
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Im pretty sure i have 2 of these in the garage, will have to check the part number later.
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Jack stands are definitely one thing I would not buy from HF. I have a set of 1970s Craftsman stands that I got at a garage sale that look like they would support a Greyhound bus :-)
Same here---I have a set from the later 80's, Snap On USA made brand. Garage/yard and flea markets would be a great resource when looking for the older better made stuff like tools, especially when Craftsman was a fantastic brand name.

I'm glad this is being so well received so far---would hate to see anyone injured not knowing of this recall.

As as much as I criticize HF its good they recalled these stands, could be CYA move though. None the less if they're off the market that's a good thing.
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Thank you for posting this. Because of your thread I just checked and found that I have the item # 69596 6-Ton Jack Stands which apparently are not covered by the recall.


BTW the H.F. items below are IMHO very good:

Pittsburgh Automotive 2 ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane

Fischer 750 lb. Heavy Duty ATV/Mower High Lift Jack
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Thank you for posting this. Because of your thread I just checked and found that I have the item # 69596 6-Ton Jack Stands which apparently are not covered by the recall.


BTW the H.F. items below are IMHO very good:

Pittsburgh Automotive 2 ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane

Fischer 750 lb. Heavy Duty ATV/Mower High Lift Jack
I had a set of those jack stands you listed and they had the same issue as the recall ones did. I could easily get the pawl to release with a small bump of the handle (with a good amount of weight on the jack stand). I took mine back and was given a gift card credit at our local HF.
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Holy crap! Michael, thank you for posting. Obviously I bought the 6-Ton models because the 7.3 van is so heavy. I will take my jack stands back and see if they give me credit.


However, I need jack stands. Are there any which you are comfortable with?
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