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For those of you who use Harbor Freight jack stands, they just recalled the jack stands which replaced their previously recalled jack stands... makes me wonder if saving a few dollars on a tool is worth your safety... Kinda goes along ATGAT vs. bucket helmet discussion: what is your safety tolerance level? On a related note, my Harbor Freight motorcycle jack is worth every penny, and is quite inexpensive, but I would not trust a brand new $25,000 Harley with one of those.

Copy of the recall notice provided below:


HARBOR FREIGHT
To the Harbor Freight Community:
I'm writing to apologize. I often reach out to tell you about Harbor Freight's commitment to quality and all the investments we've made to deliver quality tools at the lowest prices. Your trust matters deeply to me and I'm proud of how far we've come. So when we have a product recall, it hurts.
A few months ago, we recalled our Pittsburgh 3 ton and 6 ton steel jack stands (SKUs 56371, 61196 and 61197) due to a manufacturer's defect. We asked customers to return them and receive a gift card that could be used to purchase replacement jack stands. I felt terrible about that recall because you should never have a concern about the safety of any of our products.
Today, I feel even worse. I'm disappointed and embarrassed because we've identified a welding defect in a small number of the Pittsburgh 3 ton steel jack stands (SKU 56373) that replaced the recalled jack stands. We're now adding these jack stands to our recall. Unfortunately, this defect wasn't discovered during the initial recall investigation. If you own these jack stands or any of the jack stands in our original recall, whether or not you have had an issue with them, please stop using them immediately and bring them back to your local Harbor Freight Store for a full cash refund or store credit (see details here).
We have investigated all of our other Pittsburgh 3 ton steel jack stands (SKUs 56371, 56372 and 57308) as well as the Pittsburgh 6 ton steel jack stands (SKUs 56368, 56369 and 56370) and Pittsburgh 12 ton steel jack stands (SKUs 56374 and 56375) and did not find the defect. Although none of these other jack stands are being recalled, if you own any of them and have any concern whatsoever, please bring them back and we'll give you a full cash refund or store credit for those as well.
I want to apologize to all of our customers. While we've dramatically grown our team of engineers and inspectors, and intensified our tests and inspections, I assure you that the lessons learned from this will drive further improvement.
As the owner and founder of Harbor Freight, I want you to know that we stand behind every product we sell and that safety will always be our top priority.
Sincerely,

Eric Smidt
Owner and Founder
Harbor Freight Tools
Harbor Freight Tools | 26541 Agoura Road | Calabasas, CA 91302 | 1-800-444-3353 | Unsubscribe
 

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I popped some major $$$ about ten years ago for a J&S jack. Was questioning my sanity at the time -- "I just spent HOW much on a lift?" - but looking back it's probably some of the best bike-related money I've ever spent.

Rock solid. Built like a tank.

Small, family-run company in Wisconsin.

 

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I popped some major $$$ about ten years ago for a J&S jack. Was questioning my sanity at the time -- "I just spent HOW much on a lift?" - but looking back it's probably some of the best bike-related money I've ever spent.

Rock solid. Built like a tank.

Small, family-run company in Wisconsin.

Definitely a prime price for a lift, but 700 lb of bike will crash you like a bug in no time, so $$$ well sent. I keep mine chained in a shared building garage, so definitely wouldn鈥檛 want to have it 鈥渓ifted鈥 and bite my elbows later.
 
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