Harbor Freight Jack Stand Safety Recall

Discussion in 'Fabrication & Body Work' started by tx_shooter, May 19, 2020.

  1. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    Okay - Hidden Fraught decided these jack stands are dangerous. So you know they must be shady!

    But in all seriousness I lost one friend to bad jack stands and do not want to lose another - or one of you assholes. So either get your HF jack stands replaced or buy better jack stands. Your life depends on it.

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  2. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    I've always said "Never buy something from HF that can kill you".
     
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  3. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    Yeah those teeth jack stands are dangerous, I have a few old ones, not HF, I still use them, but not with me under the weight.

    Pin jackstands like these are safer.
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  4. CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco Well-Known Member

  5. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    You were the one bought JS last year didn’t you?
     
  6. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    Dammit, I'll have to check mine when I get home.
     
  7. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    I have a couple jacks of this design that I have been wanting to replace. This just helps me move the idea forward in my thinking.
     
  8. balakay

    balakay She ain't fat, bruh... She just a lil' thick.

    You should also get an email from them directly if they have it in their system that you bought a qualifying item.
     
  9. tex

    tex That's Mr Asshole to you

    Zech, were you not using cinder blocks as jack stands recently? I mean they seem more safe than jack stands from HF.
     
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  10. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    I did it safely with 2x4s. I used the East Texas method.
     
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  11. balakay

    balakay She ain't fat, bruh... She just a lil' thick.

    I prefer milk crates
     
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  12. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    lol
     
  13. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    I don't think they have my email. I built a Harbor Freight years ago and I want to have as little to do with that goofy company as possible. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the password into the Harbor Freights IT servers is "Password" after dealing with the higher ups lol
     
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  14. CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco Well-Known Member

    I did buy jack stands last year, but not from HF.
     
  15. Oswego

    Oswego n00b


    Danka for the post! I would of never known and Ive got a few of these I will check tonight. I never get under a truck w/o 2 forms of drop protection (jack stand and tire/jack stand and jack/etc.) so doubtful I;d allow it to kill me but still amazed a safety item is defective lol

    Wonder how many people got crushed before the bean counters decided a recall was necessary to save them $$.

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    sounds like their metallurgy is suspect and amazingly the Chinese QC inspector missed it for years lol

    I really need to stop buying Chineese junk.....I was on a budget back then, but the whole buy once cry once still applies.
     
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  16. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo HOAX DENIER

    Scaredy cats all over the world. First the virus, now jackstands. Just a few examples of how men should be men... ;)

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    Okay the one of the red truck was just a douchebag move - has nothing to do with being a man. This TW guy asked me about my happy place online. I told him to make sure that he goes with another truck but no!

    I have no idea why I helped him get a cure for the hydrolocked motor.
     
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  17. CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco Well-Known Member

    I think I remember the guy in the red truck. Didn't he use his winch to pull his vehicle back onto all 4 tires?
     
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  18. Oswego

    Oswego n00b


    Says the guy using the same pics to scare the crap out of me 5 years ago when I redid my OE LCA's lol












    I kid...I kid. I know you were just looking out for me so what happened to you would not happen to me :worship2:
     
  19. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo HOAX DENIER

    And know this, if I was to do this all over - and I may - I may just reinforce and weld a consumable plate where the cracks propagated from and call it good and have less unsprung weight. :) ...plus about $500-800 bucks in my pocket. :)
     
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  20. balakay

    balakay She ain't fat, bruh... She just a lil' thick.

    Returned mine this morning and used the gift card toward a set of stubby ratcheting wrenches.

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