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Old 08-07-2018, 05:21 PM   #1
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electric scissor jack

hi,anyone got one of these are they any good .Thinking might be handy those of us with dodgy backs and knees lol
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-3-Ton-...IAAOSwBXhbKHkP
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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I would NEVER trust a scissor jack.

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not thinking about using it for working on the car but a replacement for the regular one .changing wheels etc.,
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:13 PM   #4
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not thinking about using it for working on the car but a replacement for the regular one .changing wheels etc.,
I still wouldn't use one. a few years ago when I had a mk2 golf gti, the bleeder collapsed while changing tyre. that's the standard one I got with the car.
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I understand the limitations of scissor jacks but trolley jacks are a bit of a lump to store in the boot.My kia did,nt come with a spare or jack so I got a spacesaver and a normal scissor to store under the floor in the boot thats why I was thinking the 12v one might be easier to use,my knees and back not being what they once were.
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I would only use one in an emergency, one is in the car boot but not sure I would want an electric one, I would want the car to rise slowly whilst I watch for any movement in the car.

For home use get yourself a trolley jack, they are not too expensive and you wont have to kneel down so much.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:14 PM   #7
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I have got a small trolley jack for home use but is a bit of a faff it does,nt go high enough on its own it needs a couple of inches packing up which is another reason not to carry it in the boot.I really was just wondering if anybody on here had actually used one of the 12v ones.
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i use a manual scissor jack IF i have to when out and about but only for a tyre change, i Do also carry a nice 12x12 steel plate about 1/2 inch thick to set it on when using it, BUT mine is a Old english made one

that being MiC with bent flat "metal" for teeth,, nope not a hope in hell , it Might lift the grandkids pedal car ok,

shows the "bent metal" teeth,,
could it be an idea to look at the "air lift"/"airbag" ones that either inflate from the exhaust, or 12v pump to save your back ,, or find a Decent manual jack , (pressed /bent metal teeth = Avoid )
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:33 AM   #9
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Personally I have no problem with them and used sensibly as an emergency device think they are great. If a little expensive.
I keep one in another car along with a couple of bits of wood, to spread the load, and a battery driven impact gun just in case of a puncture.
It has only been called into service twice but is far easier and quicker than winding up the scissor jack provided with the car.
Most of the load is on the main screw and the pivots not the pressed teeth so provided you jack the car up with the jack directly under the jacking point it should be fine. Anything jacked up wonky is asking for trouble anyway.
If you are that worried you could always use the vehicle jack as well to provide some extra stability.
Obviously some care in removing and replacing the wheel is necessary but out and about that would be true for most vehicles balanced on the vehicle jack.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:58 PM   #10
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sh1ner , thats what I was thinking .The car did,nt come with a spare wheel or a jack so I need to get something anyway.
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