I understand that I was a little late for the party, but I have some interesting observations that I want to share.
Most, if not all floor jacks are coming in from overseas, so I wouldn't worry about country of origin. My Chinese jacks
work well enough and have for quite a while. I would steer you with good thoughts: Get the longest reach floor jack
you can, b/c it's no fun trying to jack from a point far under the truck that the pump handle hits the bottom edge of the
vehicle thus limiting the total lift of each stroke. Get the highest tonnage jack within reason based on the weight
you intend to lift with it, b/c as with any leverage machine the higher the tonnage the jack is rated for the easier
it is to pump, and higher tonnage jacks usually have a higher total lift. Get a simple single stage pump, b/c the
more complicated the mechanism, the more can and will go wrong with it. Get a standard steel model, not that
aluminum is bad, but you won't be working in an Indie pit changing tires, you want something that is built to last.
Stick with those criterion, and you will be living the good life instead of sweating your keester off every time you
need a lift. Saving money on the jack, will allow you to spend more money on the all important jack stands.
Again, the heavier tonnage models will be overkill, but reassuring when you put your body under the vehicle that
is being held up by them. Also, the higher the tonnage the higher they will hold the car off the ground, a decided
advantage in some if not all cases.
Harbor Freight, Pep Girls, Princess Auto, Autozone, Advanced Auto, Sears,Tractor Supply https://wheelstips.com/best-floor-jacks
et al, it makes no
difference b/c the jacks will be pretty much all the same.
There are a lot of cool videos on YouTube, hereâ€™s one of them. Good luck
Good hunting and enjoy your new jack/jack stands.