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Old 09-01-2008, 10:18 AM
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JACK STAND SAFETY

I got this jack stand and hydraulic jack kit for 45 bucks....it all came in a nice box as well...how ever the jack stands do not have a pin...will this compromise it's safety feature?

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...true#ProductRR

Is tht safety pin supposed to lock the stand in place? cause upon tinkering with it... I put my entire weight on the stand( for testing) and accidentally gave that locking piece a jerk and the whole thing fell on my fingers...SO yes i got my doubts...any comments?
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Re: JACK STAND SAFETY

sound like you have the same jack stands i do...where it has a lever on the side to pull up when you need to move the stand higher??? as long as that is set into the grooves that they made it to sit in, you should be ok...and just dont pull the lever while there is weight on it...and make sure you put the jack stand in a proper place to hold the car up...
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Re: JACK STAND SAFETY

I can't say about the ones you have but i have used plenty of them that didn't have a pin. They wear set up when weight is on them you can't move the lever thing , unless u got super powers. It might have just not be set right in the grove and slipped out.
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Re: JACK STAND SAFETY

Yea I use a set like that all the time.

Don't forget to always use the tire/rim extra safety trick every time you're under your car!

Anytime you are working under your car with any of the tires removed always put that tire/rim under the car's frame, close to where your head will be as you're working. This will just serve as an extra safety prop should one of the jack stands fail. If you think this could risk damaging your rim I ask you to decide which is more important: accidentally scratching your rim or accidentally crushing your skull?

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Re: JACK STAND SAFETY

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Yea I use a set like that all the time.

Don't forget to always use the tire/rim extra safety trick every time you're under your car!

Anytime you are working under your car with any of the tires removed always put that tire/rim under the car's frame, close to where your head will be as you're working. This will just serve as an extra safety prop should one of the jack stands fail. If you think this could risk damaging your rim I ask you to decide which is more important: accidentally scratching your rim or accidentally crushing your skull?

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Well i have seen someone get in to a snowmobile accident where he needed his leg amputated and the only thing he asked was if his snowmobile was ok. So yeah but i agree, some times i dont when i change oil etc but you always should put jack stands or something under your car
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Well i have seen someone get in to a snowmobile accident where he needed his leg amputated and the only thing he asked was if his snowmobile was ok. So yeah but i agree, some times i dont when i change oil etc but you always should put jack stands or something under your car
As long as you leave all 4 wheels on the car I can see where changing your oil with just 2 jacks might be acceptable risk, after all with all 4 wheels left on the car even if the jacks fail, it's not going to crush you, only pin you beneath a few hundred pounds instead of the full weight of the car. I know of somone who was killed by not using jack stands so please just spend the 5 seconds it takes to install jack stands when doing ANYTHING under your car. I can't think of many worse ways to die than to be crushed by your own car, unable to call for help, suffocating and choking on your own blood as your rib cage collapses. USE JACK STANDS.

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Yea I use a set like that all the time.

Don't forget to always use the tire/rim extra safety trick every time you're under your car!

Anytime you are working under your car with any of the tires removed always put that tire/rim under the car's frame, close to where your head will be as you're working. This will just serve as an extra safety prop should one of the jack stands fail. If you think this could risk damaging your rim I ask you to decide which is more important: accidentally scratching your rim or accidentally crushing your skull?

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when ever i take a tire off it goes right under the car for that very reason. I told my fired he should do the same and he didn't later i told him he should b/c if it falls it could mess up when the brake routers hit the ground and snap stuff off and cost a lot of money now he does it guess some only care about the car not them.
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Re: JACK STAND SAFETY

i have always just put concrete blocks under my car to give extra protection..my life is more important then a car..
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