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#1361088 Wed May 20 2020 12:51 PM
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Do you have to have the original receipt?

Thanks


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- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
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I would think that you would not need a receipt.
They have your phone number and should be able to look it up and see what you actually paid for them.
I have a pair that I bought on sale with a coupon. They will want to give the credit at the sale price instead of the full price.
And I would rather have the cash back, instead of a gift card that I have to use in their store.

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I always joke about HF "There are two long lines at Harbor Freight. One is the checkout line at the cash register. The other is the product return line."

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Just took mine back. Money was put back on my CC. No receipt was needed.

Last edited by olezippi; Wed May 20 2020 02:27 PM.

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I have some, but they are 5-7 years old. No numbers left on them.? Mine are 6T red not gray. Never noticed the recall list til now. There are 13 items on the list. Thanks ole


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Originally Posted by bartamos
I have some, but they are 5-7 years old. No numbers left on them.? Mine are 6T red not gray. Never noticed the recall list til now. There are 13 items on the list. Thanks ole
I'd take them in and see if they will swap them or at least refund you. Then you could go buy dependable(?) (other Chinese?) jack stands. We don't want to hear about you squished under a Stovebolt. big_eek


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Thanks olezippi for keeping everyone safe.

My wife saw this on FaceBook and told me about it this morning. I was actually going onto the Stovebolt to post it and I see that you are already on top of it.

I just took mine back to the store and they gave me a gift card that I used to purchase another "New" 6-Ton set online. Hopefully these new ones will not be recalled. They did not have any jack stands my HF store.

Due to the safety issues involved, I cannot see where they would have any issues returning them and crediting you as long as you can prove that the stands are the ones listed in the recall.

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Just checked mine again. Mine are PowerBuilt brand. Look the same. I read where the problem was that the tooling for the pawl was worn out. Maybe that's true maybe not. Anyway, I'm good.


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Also just saw this today on youtub and fortunately lucked out. If your numbers are off, check out the youtube video MurphyLawGarage…..he explains and demonstrates the problem. I checked mine anyway vs. the video. Pretty sad they would put that crap out.


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I received a letter yesterday from Harbor Freight. I bought four of those 2-ton/3-ton stands 8 or more years ago (from my NY old/former address).

The letter was addressed to me at my new NC address.

Bring in the old stands for refund and gift coupon - receipt needed. I now live 45 miles from a Harbor Freight store but, I will stop in on my next trip to that area.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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Looks like a good HARD KICK UPWARDS on the lock-lever [youtu.be], when the jack is lifting the truck, causes the lever/lock to release.

When the jack is not lifting anything, a light movement up of the lever causes the lever/lock to release.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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Often, you will find off-shore built tools sold under a variety of brands. I wonder if these come from the same manufacturer, only with different paint and labels:

Princess Auto Jack Stand [princessauto.com]

Last edited by Gord&Fran; Sun May 24 2020 09:24 PM.

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I wondered that also. They do know what factory had the bad "tooling" (worn wooden pattern). The ratchet teeth were not deep enough and the pawl tip not sharp enough, Probably should have used a better material for the pattern. 1.7 million harbor Freight stands affected. They don't know when it wore to the point of failure so had to recall all of them.
You can really see a huge difference in the Harbor Freight recall picture ratchet teeth and the PrincessAuto ratchet teeth compared to that YouTube video ratchet teeth at 9:58 minutes and up.
On the PrincessAuto pic you can zoom in on the single stand photo.

Just went out and looked at the teeth on my PowerBuilt stands. I guess they look OK.


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So, buyer beware and look for the deep ratchet teeth when buying. (Also scary is Harbor Freight clerk not wearing COVID mask properly)


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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
(Also scary is Harbor Freight clerk not wearing COVID mask properly)

A common occurrence in stores/services where I live (unfortunately).


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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HF just sent me an email July 7th 2020...they are now recalling some of the replacement stands...

"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."

Mike B smile


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I am glad I have not not yet taken the 120 mile round trip to the HF store (to replace the defective stands).


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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I didn't take mine back, but I bought some TEQ 6 ton stands from Carquest.


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The front end of the big GMC fire truck that I drove to Kansas City a few years ago sat on two of those HF stands for a few weeks with both front wheels removed while I rebuilt the brakes. That was probably a pretty good test, but I'm going to inspect them carefully before I use them any more. If it's simply a matter of looking at the engagement of the ratchet pawl, the simple approach would be to fix what I've got. An angle grinder and a little judicious polishing will make them better than new, IMHO.
Jerry


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I used 2 jack stands per side when I worked on the front end. If I'm leaving the tires on, I feel OK with 1 per side.

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Originally Posted by tclederman
I am glad I have not not yet taken the 120 mile round trip to the HF store (to replace the defective stands).

I brought 4 six ton stands and 4 three tons stand to Harbor Freight in Chesapeake, VA about a week ago.
I had no receipts.
I walked away with cash in my pocket.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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Originally Posted by Wally / Montana
I used 2 jack stands per side when I worked on the front end. If I'm leaving the tires on, I feel OK with 1 per side.
I don't think I'd trust that smaller one to stay put if the larger one failed. It would probably squirt out from under the spring. eek


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
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