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HARBOR FREIGHT JACK STANDS RECALL by OldGuyinaGT
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Report this Post05-20-2020 01:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OldGuyinaGTClick Here to Email OldGuyinaGTSend a Private Message to OldGuyinaGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I want to pass along a news story I just saw. Harbor Freight is recalling 454000 jack stands because they may collapse.

https://www.foxnews.com/aut...for-risk-of-collapse

The actual recall notice is available at

https://images.harborfreigh...6371_61196_61197.pdf

I hope no one gets maimed or killed.

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I believe that many of us have these jack stands. Gone are the days when you inserted a heavy pin into a heavy steel structure to hold up the car. Now all the weight is supported on a flimsy roll pin. About 90% of what Harbor Freight sells is cheap low quality Chinese junk. In the shop we have only SK, Snap On , Armstrong ' Klein and older Craftsman American made tools. Recently we added the SK X-Wrench sets which are the finest tools made with American steel.

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Report this Post05-20-2020 09:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This is updated "Old News" and is Two NHTSA Recalls.
See "check your jackstands." in GFC

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:
I believe that many of us have these jack stands. Gone are the days when you inserted a heavy pin into a heavy steel structure to hold up the car. Now all the weight is supported on a flimsy roll pin. About 90% of what Harbor Freight sells is cheap low quality Chinese junk. In the shop we have only SK, Snap On , Armstrong ' Klein and older Craftsman American made tools. Recently we added the SK X-Wrench sets which are the finest tools made with American steel.
A roll pin Does Not hold the car. The pin just keep the latch pawl location on the lever.
In use, Most times the pin will break when something try to move the lever when stands are loaded so car won't drop.

Either the pawl or saddle part is made wrong (maybe both have problems) and easily drop the car when something tries to move the lever.
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