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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a jack at an auction. The fastener that attaches the handle to the jack is missing. What can I replace it with? Standard bolt, grade 5 or 8, or should it be a pin? The pin that attaches the lifting mechanism to the handle is still in it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

you mean the pipe in the socket, just a cotter pin if I recall right. Ours been gone for years and don't miss it, other then carrying it across the yard. Many times that loose handle gets used as a cheater bar on a wrench among other things.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

most handles pull out for storage. just a cotter pin or snap pin.

be very careful with those as the other name is "widow maker"
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Any bolt or pin that you think will stay put will hold the handle in the socket. If it is the socket to the pivot, grade 8 is a good idea. My handle is stuck in the socket and has never been out. Clean and dry graphite lube. Make sure the indexing pind that shuttle in and out are free, and move completely in and out. Never use it as a support, only lift. Jim Experienced safe user. With the handle all the way up, mine can be slid from end to end.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it is a true Hi-Lift brand jack.

You can find tons of schematic's, part numbers and parts all over the web for them plus "How To's to rebuild or repair them.

Just google Hi-Lift parts and service.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Amen. I just had to have one 25 or 30 years ago. Then after it tried to kill me a few times, it resides in the garage, still almost new. I am afraid to mess with it any more!!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I like storing with handle removed so I've long forgot what origionally held it in place. Talk about "love/hate" relations,those things are top of the list. To get anything else that will lift what they do would be expensive and couldn't fit in a tool box so you are stuck. I have one without a name on it that is 30 years old,been used enough to worn out three time over but never falters. On the other hand,I've come close to loseing life and limb with fairly new ones more time than I can count. Grandson bought one at Tractor Supply that failed same day he bought it. Considering things that manufactures are sued over when user error(make that user stupidity)is at fault,I don't see how they continue selling the things.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They are a wonderful tool! One thing I told my son when I gave him my dad's, always oil it before using, and make sure it clicks loud when using, that means the dogs are popping in place completely.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been using one since I was a boy never had a problem with em just like you said make sure it clicks and keep it oiled got a couple around here that need rebuilt have to pry the pins out with your fingers or a pocket knife to get em to go in and out. I?ve even got an old new Holland hi lift type jack I don?t know how may were made but I seen the add about them in farm journal and that?s what I wanted for Christmas and I got it
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Absolutely indispensable tool, but one that demands the brain be engaged at all times. Can't think of anything else that can replace a hi-lift unless you want to lug a whole lot of cribbing out into a field or the woods.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I did look at a few schematics of the jack. I thought it would be easier to go to the hardware store and buy a bolt. TY
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I?ve used a plow bolt before and bolt or pin will work
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They make a rebuild kit for them. Google it,mine works like new.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi-lift jack Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it's the part I think you're talking about, (pic would be nice), it's a shear pin and should be replaced with the original part. It's there to keep you from putting so much pressure on the main unit that it bends or breaks. Replacing it with a bolt is dangerous.
 
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