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Old 11-13-2011, 09:54 PM
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Which jack stands among those offered by Northern Tool are the ones to get?
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ed Burdell View Post
Which jack stands among those offered by Northern Tool are the ones to get?
The only jackstands that I like and feel "bullet proof" with are the AC / ESCO models. The best money I ever spend in my life because it might safe it.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by e9stibi View Post
The only jackstands that I like and feel "bullet proof" with are the AC / ESCO models. The best money I ever spend in my life because it might safe it.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:30 PM
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The only jackstands that I like and feel "bullet proof" with are the AC / ESCO models. The best money I ever spend in my life because it might safe it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:51 PM
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Why oh why did Porsche see fit to eliminate the side jack tube that makes jacking a 65-89 911 so easy?
If you have a lift it's far easier to lift a 993 than a 911



It's hard to see when in use but these are the buffers needed, the 4 silver ones lock into the 993 chassis and make for fool proof lifting points, the 911 chassis needs pinch weld or rubber buffers which have to be very carefully placed to avoid sensitive areas



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Old 11-14-2011, 10:30 PM
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...But they don't sell Esco stands at Northern Tool.

Seriously, I was standing in the store, literally seconds away from pulling the trigger on this stuff (see pics), when I was alerted that this thread had been updated. Have any of you bought and used this gear? I am always willing to consider cheaper / more expedient alternatives. Do tell. Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:35 PM
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Ed I have that exact Arcan jack...works great. I wouldn't use anything other than ESCO stands.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:39 PM
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Ed, mine looks very similar in all aspects except the base of the stands. They are round. Got them from Griots Garage. So far they work great.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by P-daddy View Post
Ed, mine looks very similar in all aspects except the base of the stands. They are round. Got them from Griots Garage. So far they work great.
So the tops of these Big Reds or whatever they're called are flat enough? They seemed well built, free of those sloppy welds that seem to dominate the Chinese stuff....
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The two raised lips are about 3mm higher than the flat middle part. Regardless, I use a hockey puck there to dampen the contact point.
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So the tops of these Big Reds or whatever they're called are flat enough? They seemed well built, free of those sloppy welds that seem to dominate the Chinese stuff....
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:20 PM
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I have both Esco and Big Red stands. The ESCO cover at least 3x times the contact surface at the ground compared to the Big Red stands. Guess what I am using all the time ...

Make me a reasobale offer for the Big Reds (I have two). You can have them. Local pickup would be the easiest but I can ship at your expense
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:41 PM
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Sounds like the Esco stands and the Arco jack are the winners here. Thanks for the input, everyone! Off to buy now.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:12 PM
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Arcan jack is in the garage, and Esco stands en route. I feel so...so damned...equippped now.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:05 PM
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+1 on the Esco's.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:44 PM
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You will not regret the Esco's, I use all four of them on everything I've got. Best damn jackstands $$$ can buy.
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