Need a new bottle jack

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Need a new bottle jack

Post by Jack Russell Racing » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:02 pm

My original jack needs to be refurb'd, and I'm a bit pressed for time. Has anyone used a US Jack bottle, like this?

http://www.goestores.com/storename/usja ... 97362.aspx

Leaving price out the equation.... any comments on quality, height, durability?
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Re: Need a new bottle jack

Post by undysworld » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:39 pm

It doesn't seem to have the same rounded base on it as the original. That seems like a big concern, considering how the axles swing.

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Re: Need a new bottle jack

Post by krick3tt » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:06 pm

A base could be fabricated along with the top to hold the curved section of the axle. With a little welding a reasonable substitute could be fashioned.
I am sure it could suffice in an emergency situation if the piece is used for the base that is in the bottom of the tool box. Hopefully you have that.
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Re: Need a new bottle jack

Post by Andre » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:39 am

I think this may be a closer match if your looking for something in a hurry.

http://www.grainger.com/product/WESTWAR ... =P2IDP2PCP
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Re: Need a new bottle jack

Post by ccalingaert » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:01 am

The bottle jack at Grainger is Chinese, so of unknown (and probably suspect) quality. Since a bottle jack is most often used away from home when a floor jack and jack stands aren't available, it's not worth risking an injury.
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Re: Need a new bottle jack

Post by Jack Russell Racing » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:07 pm

I ended up with this saddle:

http://bmihydraulics.com/index.php?page ... &Itemid=23

and a jack from BMI too:

http://bmihydraulics.com/index.php?page ... &Itemid=23


(I realize the bottle is not made in the USA, but trust the supplier that it'll suffice for my short term needs)
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Re: Need a new bottle jack

Post by undysworld » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:32 pm

It's even blue. 8)

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