Cheap Jack Stands Dangerous? Let’s find out! Top Brand Put to the Ultimate Test
There are certain tools that, if you’re going to be working on cars, you definitely want to have in your garage. Among the most basic tools that one could possibly add to the repertoire are jack stands. They are most certainly essential if you plan on keeping your body in one piece after working underneath a vehicle.
Just like any other tool on the market, though, there are a wide variety of brands and prices when it comes to purchasing jack stands. The question that we have is if one brand is necessary all that much better than the next.
Now, naturally, this isn’t necessarily as easy of a comparison to make as it is with other tools. After all, if you buy a cheap ratchet and breaks, it’s not that big of a deal. Sure, the financial investment might be a bummer but it’s certainly not a life-or-death consequence. However, purchasing cheap jack stands that don’t stand up to the job would most certainly be a big deal as somebody can get seriously hurt or killed laying underneath a car that was resting on a now-failed jack stand.
In this one, our host over at Project Farm attempts to get to the bottom of this dilemma.
Is there any possible way that a $30 jack stand could stand up to a unit that costs $227? Certainly, there has to be some sort of difference between the two for such a price discrepancy.
By following along with the video below, we get to find the answer to that question and others as stability, the handling test, and point of failure are tested on a variety of the most popular brands of jack stand to see if any unit is better than the next, or more importantly, if you should trust your life with these tools.