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Which 3 ton floor jack is better

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Aug 22, 2012
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Mark Town

Which 3 ton floor jack is better

I am considering the two floor jacks:

* Costco.ca Arcan 3-ton Professional Grade Hybrid Service Jack $139 https://www.costco.ca/Arcan-3-ton-Profe ... 17470.html
* PrincessAuto 3-ton Low profile Aluminum Floor Jack on sale $199 regular $369 https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -p8160996e

Seems that the two have the same specifications. Oddly the two have the same weight of 58lb despite that PrincessAuto calls it "Aluminium".

What is your opinion on the two jacks?
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Dec 27, 2007
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Uh, both call it aluminum because it is aluminum... well, aluminum + steel instead of straight steel
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Jan 15, 2013
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Go with the cheapest, all things being equal. Btw, wrong forum.
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Aug 5, 2003
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Many of the aluminum ones are made in the same factory in China, with different colours/brands for different retailers. On a quick look, they seem to be equivalent/the same hard to zoom on the princess pics on mobile, I'd buy whichever is more convenient.

Fwiw, I've found princess always seems to charge a premium for their jacks unless they are on sale.
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Can’t beat the Costco warranty
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Identical, and 30% cheaper, the Costco one is a no brainer. Only disadvantage is that you have to get it shipped, vs. picking up one in-store at Princess Auto.

Sometimes Costco has one in-store as well. It comes and goes and varies by warehouse, but I think it's about $110-120.

There's also this one that's slightly cheaper and the SUV adapter would be handy if you have something higher than a sedan:


Shows $133 for me, but I think price varies by location due to shipping.


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