I was really looking forward to getting this jack to make working on on my car a lot easier. I generally change my oil, rotate tires, and work on my brakes, so I only use a jack about every 3 months. I've been using a much cheaper jack that I purchased from Walmart years ago and it's lost it's capabilities to quickly jack up my Tiburon. I needed to use the handle far to many times to get the jack to lift the car off the ground, and was assuming this new Torin jack would be much quicker and have my car up and ready for stands in a few pumps of the handle. I loved the low clearance (which is perfect for the Tiburon) and maneuverability , which allowed me to get the jack under the car exactly where I needed quickly; however, the handle only raised the jack in the last 10 - 15 degrees when pulling the handle from it's top position down to where it stops at it's bottom position, making it function as poorly as my out worn out jack. Needless to say this is NOT what I expected for what should have been a much better quality jack. Yes, I had tightened the handle properly before trying to raise the car but nothing seemed top make this work any better than it did. Unless there was some secret thing I didn't know to do (since there is no trouble shooter in a manual, which I didn't expect since a jack should just... well, JACK) this was a useless tool for me and so it went back to Walmart for a refund... which wasn't a lot of fun to repack an 80 pound tool and haul it back to the store. I'm assuming this was just a fluke flaw in the one I ended up with; because, overall reviews on this tool were very good, which was one of the reasons I originally purchased it.
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