Jack Stand Recall
6 of my 6 ton stands are included in that recall. The bad thing is 4 of those have been under a spyder for a year straight.
Wow! Thank you SO MUCH! I had not seen this!
Just in case a pic from your reference helps someone recognize the subject of the recall.
Yeah, I have six of the 6 ton jack stands under my Jeep TJ too...
Unfortunately, I have all of my control arm brackets cut off since I am redoing my suspension so I can't easily pull them out.
Guess I better get to work.
Mono Craft GT-300 with a few upgrades...
Interesting. I have the yellow black Craftsman stands that was purchased sometime in 2000 that are based on the same kind of pawl mechanism. Once weight is on them you cannot lift the lever, I know this because I was worried about it when I bought them so I had a friend add their weight on the stand while I tried to force the lever by hand to see it would slip and it was solid.
I have seen a youtube video last year where someone was bumping the lever on what possibly could be the cheap HF Jack stands to lower the car height. I didn't think that was possible and it had me confused.
The problem with the HF ones are that the notches aren't cut as well so it's easy for the pawl to slip out and the jack stand revert to it's lowest setting, if it doesn't tip over during the rapid height change and more chaos ensues. When I checked mine last night, I could tell a distinct difference in the notch cuts and people have posted pictures of the differences as well.
Here's a pic someone took of the difference. Non recalled stand on the left and a recalled one on the right. You can see the difference in the notches.
Pretty scary. Thankfully I don't own any of those. Reminds me of some brand of "race ramp" I was looking at buying since both my cars are relatively low.... And I stumbled on tons of bad reviews where owners had posted pics of huge cracks in the plastic claiming they were only used a few times and on average weight cars like an Accord or Camry. Obviously decided against the ramps. Saw them for sale at Napa a few days later and told them to check the Amazon reviews, as the product could possibly be unsafe.
I've opted for the poor man's race ramp. A collection of 2x8 boards of varying length.
Thank you. I have the orange 6 ton from harbor. I do not think they are Pittsburgh brand.