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After 30 months my $90 "disposable" floor jack has been disposed of. It started leaking every time I used it, and the puddles were becoming larger and larger. Given the price I wasn't too surprised or disappointed, but I was determined to make a longer-lasting purchase this time. There's a hydraulic shop near my house, and I gave them a call. They were very willing to discuss the matter. I told them I wanted a jack that would last a long time. I told them cost was a secondary issue. I told them new or used was OK -- I'd chase it down. I told them working or non-working was OK -- I'd have them fix it. We talked for about 20 minutes on the phone, and when it was all said and done, here was their recommendation: Buy another disposable jack. He even went so far to name a model at Walmart, so off I went. It was under $100. The thing weighed a ton, and when I got it home, it was totally unusable -- with the handle down low near the ground and little room for pumping (as when jacking under the engine) there was absolutely no lifting action.

So next to NAPA auto parts, for another go-round -- NAPA Professional 2 ton jack. Seems to work much better, cost about $250. We'll see how this one fares.
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