I highly recommend the J&S jack. I use it for everything and it works just like shown in the video. I know you said you can't get one quite yet but check on craigslist you never know. More money than I ever thought I'd spend on a jack but one of the few purchases I've made lately that delivers as promised. Goes up smooth, comes down smoother and no tie downs needed. You will be $$ ahead if you buy a quality jack the first time, just my thoughts...