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Post Info TOPIC: Harbor Freight Daytona vs. SnapOn 3 ton automotive floor jack


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Harbor Freight Daytona vs. SnapOn 3 ton automotive floor jack


In the market for a new floor jack... recently returned a 4 ton Daytona that I had impulse purchased when I seen this advertisement

Now it would appear these are the exact same jacks! Apparently the Daytona 4 ton jack does not come with a 3 year warranty like the Daytona 3 ton, which is basically a knock off of the Snap On 3 ton jack. 

How do these things happen? 

In my quest I seen this thread where there seems to be a lot of back and fourth...

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=338200&showall=1

Still un-decided.



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Yo,

All that weight is supported by the integrity of an oil seal, & strength of some bolts / pins from sheering...

Should the Daytona meet &/or exceed US-of-A safety standards, then it would seem to be a steal at that price IMO...

But Snap-On do have a full life-time warranty, so you'll only ever need to pay for their jack once.

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These two jacks appear almost identical and I would be very curious if the Snap-On jack was made in China also. I would agree that so long as the seals and bolts were as good of quality as the Snap-On, that the jack would be a good deal.

Recently I picked up that OTC Hub Grappler and later found out it too was made in China. I was concerned the steel it was made out of would not hold up as most China steal is garbage. I once broke a harbor freight ball joint press clean in half and every since I have not had any confidence in China steel. But the China OTC unit is holding up, done several wheel bearings without issue yet. It's such a large price difference for what appears to be the exact same jack.

I should also mention, Rastus, that Snap-On lifetime warranty only applies to hand tools and not things like jacks or air tools. So the warranty of 3 years is the same on both the Snap-On and the Daytona. 



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SELLC wrote:

 

I should also mention, Rastus, that Snap-On lifetime warranty only applies to hand tools and not things like jacks or air tools. So the warranty of 3 years is the same on both the Snap-On and the Daytona. 


 

I'm not really a tight-ass when it comes to tools, but saving $300:00 buys a lot of other stuff, & I know which jack I'd be buying...Lets face it, you could buy 2 x Daytona's & still keep $100:00 in your wallet...

I didn't know that about the warranty with Snap-On. Makes the decision even easier IMO. ( The Daytona also has a claimed 3-tonne rating too, compared to the 2-tonne Snap-On )...



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