JEGS 80006 Professional 2-Ton Low Profile Aluminum Floor Jack


LIFTING CAPACITY: 2 tons (4,000 pounds)

WEIGHT: 49 pounds

LIFTING RANGE: 3-1/2″ to 19-1/4″

BODY DESIGN: The JEGS 80006 floor jack design is inspired by Sprint Cup’s lightweight pit jacks.  Although its manufactured in China out of high quality aluminum, the fit and finish is top notch. The chassis is 26-1/2″ long and 14-0″ wide with fixed front wheels and rear caster style wheels. The side plates of the jack are tapered from back to front giving the front of the floor jack a very low profile. The highest point of the frame (near the handle and hydraulic assembly) is about 6″ off the ground. The saddle is padded using a rubber disc and can be rotated 360 degrees. There are two side grip handles for easy floor jack positioning and carrying.

LIFTING AND LOWERING SYSTEM DESIGN: The JEGS 80006 floor jack reaches full lift height with only 5-6 full handle strokes. The hydraulic valve is opened and closed by twisting the removable two-piece handle. The lower portion of the handle is padded to avoid damaging the vehicle if contact is made while lifting. The upper portion of the handle has a knurled grip to lessen the likelihood of slippage.

PROS

  • High quality craftsmanship, fit and finish
  • Light weight makes it easier to carry
  • Raises to full height in 5-6 full strokes
  • Low profile body design
  • Two side handles for easy maneuvering and carrying
  • Padded handle to avoid damaging vehicle

CONS

  • Made in China

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Blackhawk B6350 Fast Lift 3.5 Ton Floor Jack


LIFTING CAPACITY: 3-1/2 tons (7,000 pounds)

WEIGHT: 85 pounds

LIFTING RANGE: 5-1/2″ to 22-0″

BODY DESIGN: The Blackhawk B6350 floor jack is made out of heavy duty steel and is manufactured in China by Banner (now owned by Shinn Fu America Corporation). It has the standard trolley design with fixed from wheels and rear caster style wheels.Most reviews about this jack say that it’s a decent floor jack for the money.  The rubber pad simply rests on the saddle and some users have experienced it jumping out of the saddle when rolling over rough surfaces. The saddle swivels and is removable leaving a hole in the jack that is 1-1/8″ in diameter.

LIFTING AND LOWERING SYSTEM DESIGN: One unique feature of this floor jack is that it lifts very rapidly to the load. Once it senses a load the raising is slower. The removable two-piece handle is padded on the lower portion so that the vehicle is not damaged if the handle makes contact with it. When in the fully raised position, the handle still sticks out at a slight angle and does not go completely vertical. It takes in between 20-25 strokes of the handle for the lift to reach the maximum height of 22″.

PROS

  • Heavy duty steel construction with rolled side plates
  • Reasonable price
  • Quick lift to load system
  • Maximum lift height of 22″
  • Built in safety valve and bypass device
  • Padded handle to avoid damaging vehicle

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Rubber saddle disc is not secured
  • Rear caster wheels are small and can get caught on small objects when rolling
  • The handle range is limited and does not raise to a full vertical position.

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Hein-Werner HW93642 – 2 Ton Floor Jack (Made in the USA)

Made in the USA - Hein Werber 2 Ton Floor Jack

LIFTING CAPACITY: 2 tons (4,000 pounds)

WEIGHT: 99 pounds (45 kilograms)

LIFTING RANGE: 3-3/4″ to 20-0″

BODY DESIGN: This “Made In the USA”  jack is what you think of when you think of a “classic” floor jack. It is fully constructed out of steel which gives it plenty of strength to handle its rated 2 ton lifting capacity. The body side plates are flanged to reduce flexing and increase rigidity. The jack is not considered a low profile jack, but having a 3-3/4″ minimum lift height is nothing to be ashamed of. The saddle doesn’t have any padding and shaped like a square with rounded corners. It has notches on all four sides so that the lifting points of the vehicle don’t slip off. The rear casters swivel 360 degrees to allow for easy rolling and positioning. If you have to carry this jack around, the easiest way to do so is by removing the lifting pole and carrying it by the front axle.

LIFTING AND LOWERING SYSTEM DESIGN – The removable one-piece lifting pole is extremely rigid made out of steel. The single hydraulic piston is sealed so that dirt or other debris doesn’t damage the seals or contaminate the hydraulic fluid. This is not a quick lifting jack. The disadvantage is that it will take you many strokes of the lifting pole to reach maximum height. The advantage is that the effort require to operate the lifting pole is very small. Like the majority of floor jacks, the hydraulic valve is closed and opened by turning the the lifting pole clockwise and counter-clockwise respectively. The nice thing about this jack is that it uses a universal joint in between the lifting pole socket and the hydraulic valve making it very easy to operate the hydraulic valve in a precise manner. This jack has a safety overload valve that wont allow it to lift loads higher than its rated capacity.

PROS

  • Made in the USA
  • Solid steel construction with flanged side plates
  • Respectable minimum lift height
  • Universal joint for precise hydraulic valve control

CONS

  • Heavy
  • No padding on the saddle
  • One piece lifting pole makes it hard to work in tight spaces
  • Lifting pole is not easily removed requiring the loosening of a 14mm bolt

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Best Aluminum Jack: ALJ3T – 3 Ton Floor Jack

Arcan ALJ3T Aluminum Floor Jack - 3 Ton Capacity

LIFTING CAPACITY: 3 tons (6,000 pounds)

WEIGHT: 56 pounds (25.4 kilograms)

LIFTING RANGE: 3-3/4″ to 18-1/8″

body DESIGN: Don’t be fooled by the beautiful design, this floor jack is no beauty queen. Its low profile design allows it to fit under just about any vehicle, but still has a maximum lifting height higher than or equal to some its regular profile competition. Even though is is constructed out of nearly 100% aluminum it has thick frame side plates and a reinforced lifting arm that allows it to safely lift up to 3 tons (6,000 pounds). The lifting pole is a two-piece design and is made out of aluminum. It snaps together with a quick-lock button press system. Only the bottom half of the lifting pole is padded and the pole tends to flex slightly when been used. The saddle has a soft rubber pad which won’t damage the underside of your vehicle, but gets torn up fairly easily. The rear casters have ball bearings which allows them to swivel very easily. There are two handles on the side that allow the jack to be easily carried around. The presence or both a bypass and overload valve prevents over-extension of hydraulic ram and jack use beyond rated capacity. This jack complies with 2009 ASME PALD Standard.

LIFTING AND LOWERING SYSTEM: The lifting system has a dual piston design allowing for relatively quick and effortless lifting. This is not a super-fast lifting system. It takes about 12 full stokes to go from fully lower to fully raised, but the effort required on the lifting pole is much less than most jacks that fully raise in four to five strokes.  The hydraulic release allows the load to be lowered slowly and in a very controlled manner.

PROS

  • Beautiful design
  • Low profile design but high max lift height
  • Strong, but relatively light aluminum construction
  • Very controlled lowering of the load
  • 2-piece quick-lock lifting pole for easy storage
  • Carrying handles on both sides

CONS

  • Made in China
  • Rubber saddle pad easily torn up

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Powerzone 380044 – 3 Ton Floor Jack

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The Powerzone 380044 floor jack is one of the best selling jacks made. Even though its manufactured in China, this floor jack is extremely well made giving it nearly 380 5-star ratings. The Powerzone 380044 is made out of both steel and aluminum giving you both strength and portability. The steel lifting arm give the strength needed to lift vehicles weighting up to 3 tons (6,000 pounds) while the aluminum frame helps to keep the overall weight down. This is one of the few 3 ton floor jacks weighing less than 65 pounds. Even though it is not a low profile design, the 4 inch minimum height is nothing to be ashamed of. Jack owners have reported being able to lift lowered Chevrolet Corvettes without any issues.

Powerzone 380044 3 Ton Aluminum and Steel Garage JackWhat the 380044 lacks in minimum height it more than makes up in lifting range. The Powerzone 380044 has a total lifting range of 14-1/4 inches which allows it to lift a vehicle up to 18-1/4″ off the ground. It also boasts a dual-cylinder quick lifting hydraulic system that saves both time and effort when lifting loads. The Hydraulic system is equipped with a safety valve to prevent damage from overloading.

The unloaded saddle can lifted to the maximum height of 18-1/4″ with only 6 full strokes of the jack handle. The saddle has a rubber pad so that the underside of your vehicle is not damaged when lifting. The jack handle is a two piece handle and the lower piece is covered in a thick black foam so that you don’t damage your vehicle by accidental contact while pumping. All of the wheels are made out of steel. The front wheels are fixed and the rear wheels are caster-type wheels that swivel 360 degrees making the jack easy to position and roll around. To make carrying this floor jack easier, the manufacturer included a handle on each side of the body.

All-in-all, the 3 ton capacity Powerzone 380044 floor jack is an excellent jack for the money and would be a great addition to any home garage.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Max Lifting Capacity – 3 tons (6,000 pounds)
  • Min Lift Height – 4″
  • Max Lift Height – 18-1/4″
  • Weight – 59.2 pounds

FEATURES

  • Both Steel and Aluminum Contruction
  • Dual Cylinder Quick Lift System
  • Rubber Padded Saddle
  • Foam Covered Handle
  • Safety Valve To Prevent Overloading
  • Swiveling Rear Wheels
  • Handles on both side for easy carrying

Video: Unboxing of the Powerzone 380044 3 Ton Steel/Aluminum Floor Jack

 

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