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Unread 06-11-2014, 08:22 AM   #31
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When I was a kid, my 3rd grade teacher kept one in the classroom. It was a handy tool to have. One time Johnny Connelly accidently kicked out the leg of Miss Gillicutty's desk and the whole side of the desk leaned over on it's right front side touching the classroom floor.
Without any hesitation, she made some clothsline rope into a makeshift harness and wrapped it around the desk and the highlift jack and lifted that desk that was full of her personal effects that had been accumulating inside for over 25 years and stuck a couple of old encyclopedia books under the corner and the desk was level again and steady as a rock.
Another incident that I remember was a hot spring day and she couldn't get a window open to let in a cool breeze. Once again she placed it on the windowsill with a rope tied around the bottom handle that was attached to the window sash and that window popped up with just a little squeak of resistance.
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Unread 06-15-2014, 08:56 PM   #32
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where should I jack the jeep up at? to test it out and got the back two tires off the ground and the jeep slid out from under the jack i dont know why I had the parking brake and e brake firmly set.
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The parking/ebrake only work on the back tires.

Shift the transfer case to 4wd LOW !! Then all 4 tires are locked.

BUT Hi Lift Jacks and Chainsaws are 2 of the oldest most primitive tools made. Safe operation is not what the designers had in mind............
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Unread 06-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #33
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"how do I safely use a high lift jack? "

Wrap a heavy duty bungee cord around the handle and frame several times. Put it in the corner of the garage and leave it there forever. There are better tools available and false teeth are expensive.
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The parking/ebrake only work on the back tires.

Shift the transfer case to 4wd LOW !! Then all 4 tires are locked.

BUT Hi Lift Jacks and Chainsaws are 2 of the oldest most primitive tools made. Safe operation is not what the designers had in mind............
And be sure hubs are engaged if so equipped. Wheel chocks work well also. If on off camber trail, use winch to secure vehicle.
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but but but...

great idea. i'll make one. weak point is the area the jack jaws meet/hold vehicle (bumper) surface. To arrest side sliding vice grips or a C clamp to help center and secure the lift jaws.
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Unread 06-22-2014, 11:29 PM   #37
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but but but...

great idea. i'll make one. weak point is the area the jack jaws meet/hold vehicle (bumper) surface. To arrest side sliding vice grips or a C clamp to help center and secure the lift jaws.
or you can put a "T" slot the bumper to put the hilift into.
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I literally watched a dude almost knock his teeth out with one this past week this thread should be a mandatory read for folks.
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