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I'm looking for a new jack. Not sure if I want a jack or lift table. Primary use will be general maintenance, service, and maybe cleaning. I'm a novice mechanic but always learning to do more. Help me!!!!
 

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I've had a aluminum Craftsman jack for 10 years now with no problems. Recently got a harbor freight table lift I like it not much use yet to give a good review. I will say you have to put a better wheel chalk on this lift. What it comes with is crap.
 

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Been using a Harbor Freight table lift for a few years now. As stated, change out the wheel chock. I welded together some frames that are removable from the table and topped them with plywood so I can ride my bikes right up onto the lift
 

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Been using a $100 Larin for 15 year without fail. Does everything I needed it to do. A buddy just bought a Pitbull lift. Its a nice jack and a much stouter jack than mine, but also cost a good bit more. In the end, they both do the same thing.
 

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I used the red craftsman jack for several years without any problems. I did however buy the harbor freight lift table a couple of years ago and that's been great. I use that for everything. Comes in handy for a work bench when the bike isn't on it
 

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I like my Larin lift for general maintenance and service. Helps to get the wheels off the ground or even just to support a bike upright. For building or major surgery I use my HF table. You can get the work right up in front of you and use the top as a work surface for tools and parts.
 

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Torin Big Red jack , werks great , shop I built for the bike isn't really big enuff for a table though I would like one ..

May check into the HF for grits and shiggles

JtB
 

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I'm very pleased with my yellow Sears jack/lift. Gets the wheels off the floor for clean up and lets me move the bike around with ease. All I need.
 

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I've been using a Direct Lift table lift for 15 years. Without a doubt, one of the most stable lifts on the market. Very professional and works flawlessly. I do all my own maintenance and engine mods. Cant' imagine not have a table for this. I also have the center sicker jack to lift the back tire up on the table. I also use that for cleaning the bike in the driveway. It will lift the whole bike making it easy for washing front and bike wheels. It is the heavy duty professional sicker from Eastern Performance.
 

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I have the J&S jack also. Kinda pricey but I think it's worth it. My preference would be to have a lift table but I don't have the room for it.
 

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I have the red craftsman jack. it was on sale when I bought it. It works great, hiowever I have two complaints. 1) when stepping on the lever to let the jack down its very touchy and comes down WAY to fast and is very bouncy if your let off a little to slow it down. 2) it does not roll under my bike when its on the jiffy stand I have to stand the bike up and hold it with one hand and move the jack under with the other. I dont know what type of jack my friend has but his rolls right under my RG. and no my bike is not lowered. I would like either a J&S or a table but could not afford either at the time I bought this.
 
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