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Harbor Freight Lift 1000 lb Lift - Fatal Flaw - Read This

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Re: Harbor Freight Lift 1000 lb Lift - Fatal Flaw - Read This

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I'll check, but mine has taken a lot of abuse.
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Got lucky. #371951748, whatever that means. Also says Pittsburg, w2hat ever that means
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A couple of years ago I posted in this thread that mine was the 68892 version. I don’t remember how I made that determination, but I’m pretty sure that I would not have posted that if it weren’t the case. 33.3 definitely made me go look to see about the pivot shaft for the Jack. Mine protrudes well into the collar and shows absolutely no sign of distress. I was relieved. This table has endured heavy usage and hasn’t missed a beat. I think I got lucky, too. Or maybe a relatively small percentage of them have issues.
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Re: Harbor Freight Lift 1000 lb Lift - Fatal Flaw - Read This

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I have the same one that looks like the above pic - it's had everything on it from little 125's to my current GL1000, all 576 lbs of her, at both the lower setting an higher setting - my lift also has a tendency to "slide down" and been caught by the retaining bar (probably need to bleed the pump), but other than that no problems ever. I bought mine, gosh...eight years ago...? I love it...!
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Almost all of them might be great but if one guy got hurt because these 14 pages didn't happen it would be a sad day. I didn't stick my nose in a stranger's business once and to this day wish I had. Check your lifts carefully my friends, I plan to.
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Don R wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:18 pm Almost all of them might be great but if one guy got hurt because these 14 pages didn't happen it would be a sad day. I didn't stick my nose in a stranger's business once and to this day wish I had. Check your lifts carefully my friends, I plan to.
I can understand that. It made me look at mine. Which is built stronger then yours, and after several years, is still fine. But thanks for the heads up.
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