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Sears.com [sears.com] has their 4-ton Professional jack stands on sale for $29.99. My account had $8 in surprise points good for any order over $25. $29.99 - $8.00 = $21.99.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-pr...950163000P

These were on the front page earlier this month for $23 and I picked up a pair. They are great jack stands - much better than the less expensive Craftsman stands.
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My friend has a pair of these stands and absolutely loves them. They worked fantastically for doing my brakes recently. He wished he had another pair - so he just picked some up. Thanks for posting!
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Sears.com [sears.com] has their 4-ton Professional jack stands on sale for $29.99.
You may want to correct the title to show the correct price, people with TD you for including your surprise points in the title price, since they can't get that price.

The 2-1/4 stands are still available for $12.99 and are likely a better option for many people. It's safer to use more than two jackstands, so four 2-1/4 T stands would generally be safer than two 4-ton stands. Note that these are 4-ton jack stands - ASME specs require jack stands to be rated per stand. These stands are 4-ton stands, but the vendor is permitted to cite the capacity of one stand as a recommended weight limit for the pair.

Usual cautions apply - jack stands are for use only on concrete surfaces and are unsafe if used on dirt or asphalt. Odd numbers of stands (one, three, five) should be used for stability, or use a pair and a floor jack to provide the third contact point. I usually use four stands and a jack, two stands on each side to provide backup and stability if one shifts and the jack in light contact to provide the third contact point for stability.
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Sears.com [sears.com] has their 4-ton Professional jack stands on sale for $29.99. My account had $8 in surprise points good for any order over $25. $29.99 - $8.00 = $21.99.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-pr...950163000P

These were on the front page earlier this month for $23 and I picked up a pair. They are great jack stands - much better than the less expensive Craftsman stands.
Forget the cry baby baloney about the way you posted the deal. Though it comes up often it's a good deal. Thumbs up and REP!!! And yes they are better than the other stands the other poster mentioned. I have seen very few stands be rated per stand, most I see are per PAIR. Forget the haters. It's whiny stuff that prevents people from posting deals in the first place. Rock on!
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You may want to correct the title to show the correct price, people with TD you for including your surprise points in the title price, since they can't get that price.

The 2-1/4 stands are still available for $12.99and are likely a better option for many people. It's safer to use more than two jackstands, so four 2-1/4" stands would generally be safer than two 2-ton stands. Note that these are 2-ton jack stands - ASME specs require jack stands to be rated per stand. These stands are 2-ton stands, but the sum of the individual ratings for a pair of stands is the 4-ton cited.

Usual cautions apply - jack stands are for use only on concrete surfaces and are unsafe if used on dirt or asphalt. Odd numbers of stands (one, three, five) should be used for stability, or use a pair and a floor jack to provide the third contact point. I usually use four stands and a jack, two stands on each side to provide backup and stability if one shifts and the jack in light contact to provide the third contact point for stability.
Um a big NO on some things you said in your post. And to correct you...

http://www.garagejournal.com/foru...p?t=335521
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Quote from Dh3256 View Post :
You may want to correct the title to show the correct price, people with TD you for including your surprise points in the title price, since they can't get that price.

The 2-1/4 stands are still available for $12.99and are likely a better option for many people. It's safer to use more than two jackstands, so four 2-1/4" stands would generally be safer than two 2-ton stands. Note that these are 2-ton jack stands - ASME specs require jack stands to be rated per stand. These stands are 2-ton stands, but the sum of the individual ratings for a pair of stands is the 4-ton cited.

Usual cautions apply - jack stands are for use only on concrete surfaces and are unsafe if used on dirt or asphalt. Odd numbers of stands (one, three, five) should be used for stability, or use a pair and a floor jack to provide the third contact point. I usually use four stands and a jack, two stands on each side to provide backup and stability if one shifts and the jack in light contact to provide the third contact point for stability.
If you check the title, I did say "YMMV", assuming that the surprise points aren't going to be in everyone's account.

In what universe are 2-1/4-ton stands better that 4-ton stands? I have both the 2-1/4-ton and 4-ton sets, and my 2-1/4's are going in the garbage. The 4-ton stands are MUCH better.
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Um a big NO on some things you said in your post. And to correct you...

http://www.garagejournal.com/foru...p?t=335521
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You may want to correct the title to show the correct price, people with TD you for including your surprise points in the title price, since they can't get that price.

The 2-1/4 stands are still available for $12.99and are likely a better option for many people. It's safer to use more than two jackstands, so four 2-1/4" stands would generally be safer than two 2-ton stands. Note that these are 2-ton jack stands - ASME specs require jack stands to be rated per stand. These stands are 2-ton stands, but the sum of the individual ratings for a pair of stands is the 4-ton cited.

Usual cautions apply - jack stands are for use only on concrete surfaces and are unsafe if used on dirt or asphalt. Odd numbers of stands (one, three, five) should be used for stability, or use a pair and a floor jack to provide the third contact point. I usually use four stands and a jack, two stands on each side to provide backup and stability if one shifts and the jack in light contact to provide the third contact point for stability.
Actually, if you pull up the PDF manuals for both sets, it looks like Sears is rating these at 2-1/4 and 4 tons per pair, as Dh3256 stated. That means we're comparing 1-1/8-ton to 2-ton stands, since they are BOTH rated per pair.

I made no recommendations to the number of stands someone should use. For me, I will always err on the side of safety and use the heaviest stands available, regardless of price. $9 more (per PAIR) is a small amount to pay for added safety, considering that I'm going to be UNDER A CAR. OMG

The 4-ton (per pair) stands are UNEQUIVOCALLY a "better option for many people".
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Actually, if you pull up the PDF manuals for both sets, it looks like Sears is rating these at 2-1/4 and 4 tons per pair, as Dh3256 stated. That means we're comparing 1-1/8-ton to 2-ton stands, since they are BOTH rated per pair.

I made no recommendations to the number of stands someone should use. For me, I will always err on the side of safety and use the heaviest stands available, regardless of price. $9 more (per PAIR) is a small amount to pay for added safety, considering that I'm going to be UNDER A CAR. OMG

The 4-ton (per pair) stands are UNEQUIVOCALLY a "better option for many people".

Dude I stuck up for you, gave your post a thumbs up, and gave you a REP. I'm on your side, but I guess that didn't compute.
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If you check the title, I did say "YMMV", assuming that the surprise points aren't going to be in everyone's account.

In what universe are 2-1/4-ton stands better that 4-ton stands? I have both the 2-1/4-ton and 4-ton sets, and my 2-1/4's are going in the garbage. The 4-ton stands are MUCH better.
Being much better depends much upon your application. For most personal vehicles, if used properly the 2 1/4 stands are plenty sufficient, cheaper, easier to move around and easier to store, but they can't hold as much weight or go as high as these 4-ton stands. Speaking of height, depending on the car and the jack being used, the larger 4-ton stands could be too tall to fit where they need to go.
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Great deal way better then the poor weld 2.5 ton
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If you check the title, I did say "YMMV", assuming that the surprise points aren't going to be in everyone's account.
Just trying to help you out and let you in on the "tribal knowledge" here. People flip out when surprise points are included in a price, since only you have them. We generally use "YMMV" to refer to products that are not available to every location, websites where the pricing varies with the customer, etc.

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The 4-ton stands are MUCH better.
I'm curious why you think they are "better"? As an engineer, I like fact and objective data, so I want to know the testing procedure you used to determine they are "better". It's OK if that is an opinion, but you stated it as if it were fact, which implies some support.

Nothing really wrong with these 2T jack stands, just use them properly and use enough, and you should be fine.
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Thanks for the link that confirms what I posted, there is no "correction" since the information I posted is accurate and you cite a link that restates what I posted. As the link notes "ASME PALD standards state that a jack stand must hold 200% of half of what the pair is rated/advertised at.

In other words, these stands are rated at 2T per stand and will hold 4T per stand, while the ones in the other thread will hold 2-1/4T per stand.

The reason they rate them that way is that we cannot accurately predict the weight distribution per stand when more than one stand is used. Therefore any one stand needs to be able to bear the full weight, though in practice the weight distribution per stand will normally be within 50% variance.
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Speaking of height, depending on the car and the jack being used, the larger 4-ton stands could be too tall to fit where they need to go.
Very good point. Many more recent cars have very low ground clearance and to use the larger stands you have to jack them up high enough that they are unstable unless you jack the car completely off the ground. In addition, the increment per stop on the stands is larger, so you have to jack higher to lock the stand.

So if you are just doing front brakes, for example, in a 2000 or later car, you can jack up front and back and use four of these stands, or raise just the front of the car and use two of the smaller stands. The smaller stands save time and effort if you are only working on one end of the car.
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Thanks for the link that confirms what I posted, there is no "correction" since the information I posted is accurate and you cite a link that restates what I posted. As the link notes "ASME PALD standards state that a jack stand must hold 200% of half of what the pair is rated/advertised at.

In other words, these stands are rated at 2T per stand and will hold 4T per stand, while the ones in the other thread will hold 2-1/4T per stand.

The reason they rate them that way is that we cannot accurately predict the weight distribution per stand when more than one stand is used. Therefore any one stand needs to be able to bear the full weight, though in practice the weight distribution per stand will normally be within 50% variance.


NO, per pair, NOT per stand. Look at the Sears answer as well...

A: Hi Reed3rd! The 2 1/4 ton is per pair. This jack stand pair will hold 4,500lbs. Recommended use, jack stands should be used in pairs to make sure the car is properly supported. Thank you for inquiring!
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Forget the cry baby baloney about the way you posted the deal. Though it comes up often it's a good deal. Thumbs up and REP!!! And yes they are better than the other stands the other poster mentioned. I have seen very few stands be rated per stand, most I see are per PAIR. Forget the haters. It's whiny stuff that prevents people from posting deals in the first place. Rock on!
Doin some big mouth "whiny stuff" yourself. "Haters", really? Sorry your Huggies are full Wink
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