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Old 04-19-2009, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where do I find these jack stands?

I dig the thimble and acme thread.

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Old 04-19-2009, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those are pipe jacks. You can find them at just about any welding store.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.mcmaster.com/#pipe-jacks/=1ito0z

half way down the page.
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I undeleted this, it's silly to delete something just because *you* found it - what about other people who come along looking for the same thing?
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They even make ones that fold up, for better storage.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this is where I buy mine,

been the cheapest I can find without being "hooked up"

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be sure to check the load capacity on the ones you buy. A lot of them are only rated to 500 pounds max. When the legs colapse, it spells disaster
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Enco has them on sale all the time for about $80/each. They also have free shipping frequently.

I just saw where the local H-F had lift jack stands on sale for $50. I was thinking one could buy a handful of thos eand cut them to whatever height you needed.
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Graco sell some heavy duty ones too but they cost alot more
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be sure to check the load capacity on the ones you buy. A lot of them are only rated to 500 pounds max. When the legs colapse, it spells disaster
I have 4 that are all rated at 2k. They are VERY usefull.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I undeleted this, it's silly to delete something just because *you* found it - what about other people who come along looking for the same thing?
I did a search and found Drew had already posted this and at the time, it was only a few pages back. So, I felt a little silly and deleted this thread. Wouldn't want anybody telling me to "try searching, noOb"

Any way, it's always good to get more info on them.
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I plan on picking up two of these. Rated for 4k pounds and less than $50 a piece.
http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/2-...-p/ht52008.htm

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Old 04-24-2009, 06:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I plan on picking up two of these. Rated for 4k pounds and less than $50 a piece.
http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/2-...-p/ht52008.htm
Beware of dealings with Greg Smith equipment. There are many stories of the poor quality of the merchandise and poorer quality of the customer service when the poor quality is discovered.

The policy of Greg Smith Equipment is that the customer is NOT always right. They have a store not too far away, I won't consider buying from them ever again. Especially a jack.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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X2 on the local welding store. Stopped in for tungsten and collets and went OOOoOO how much are those! Guy figured around $80 each or so. Haven't gone back yet to buy a few but I shall when I refill my tanks.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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this is where I buy mine,

been the cheapest I can find without being "hooked up"

link here
That's a good price. rated at 2500lbs each for 59.99. We used to use that specific brand all the time for supporting vehicles, chassis, and all sorts of other random things.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Go to your local United Rentals.

If they have 'em in stock you can usually haggle them down to $55 each.

I use the hell out those things, since I work on alot of tall trucks.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:49 AM   #18 (permalink)
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28" - 53" with 2500 lb limit for $68.89 (free shipping I think)

20" - 38" with 2500 lb limit for $66.89

The guy that owns the store is a buddy of mine and will absolutely take great care of you. I just bought four of the smaller ones myself. They're great for leveling an axle or a chassis.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:06 AM   #19 (permalink)
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LOVE the Ridgid brand stands - they have a 2500lbs rating each and you can easily raise and lower the jacks with a truck on them by hand. Lifting the front of a 78' Bronco was a breeze, the 74' was even easier.

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LOVE the Ridgid brand stands - they have a 2500lbs rating each and you can easily raise and lower the jacks with a truck on them by hand. Lifting the front of a 78' Bronco was a breeze, the 74' was even easier.

Yup. I'm not quite cool enough to have a hydraulic lift, but these are the poor man's alternative.
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I wanted a bunch of these, but couldn't pony up the $400 on jack stands (I wanted 6 of them)

I decided to build my own. I setup a jig on my welding table and built 8 in an afternoon. I used acme threaded rod and nuts from Enco. It was about $6 per stand worth of supplies between acme rod and angle iron.

If you only want a couple I'd buy them, if you're looking for a bunch, I'd tool up and build some. I built 8 and really wish I'd done 12 now.
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I wanted a bunch of these, but couldn't pony up the $400 on jack stands (I wanted 6 of them)

I decided to build my own. I setup a jig on my welding table and built 8 in an afternoon. I used acme threaded rod and nuts from Enco. It was about $6 per stand worth of supplies between acme rod and angle iron.

If you only want a couple I'd buy them, if you're looking for a bunch, I'd tool up and build some. I built 8 and really wish I'd done 12 now.
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Didn't have time...was too busy fabbing them to take pictures. Can get some pics of the stands and a description of how I made them sometime.
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funny how things are in life,my father had a shop along time ago and we made jack stands back then they were mainly used for pipe welding.the first pic is the sumner pipe stand thats the big dog company!anway we make them for a few years and we end up making them for ridgid tool company.so we did that for a few years but they wanted a closer shiper.so i know the stands well , weld a 100 a day and you got paid for a full day.they come in handy for lots of things!even clay target throwers
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LOVE the Ridgid brand stands - they have a 2500lbs rating each and you can easily raise and lower the jacks with a truck on them by hand. Lifting the front of a 78' Bronco was a breeze, the 74' was even easier.

I bought 4 of these last year
if you find my post in here it will tell you where, I can't remember but they were like $150 free shipping all 4 !!!!!!!!

but they are tall, I can use them now that I have a rig on 47s, but I have to strap the suspension links to frame or I get too much droop, would need to be 10 feet in the air
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