Pros: Fast lifting, soft grip handle, solid steel construction
We are in the process of a complete restoration on our classic muscle car. We had an old floor jack but it had seen better days and it decided it no longer wanted to work properly for us.
Definitely needing a new floor jack, I found several at Sears to serve our purposes, but the AC Delco 2 1/2 Ton, Model 34602 had one major difference than your typical hydraulic floor jack. This one has a rapid capability, meaning it cranks up your car fast and with less effort.
Lifts up to 5000 pounds up to 15 1/2 inches high
All steel construction
Baked enamel finish to resist rust
37 pounds in weight
Safety valve setting
Soft grip handle
I never used our old floor jack, but have used the scissor type jacks and the bottle jacks. Uugh .both of those took me forever to lift a car, at least that is what it felt like to me.
After placing our new AC Delco Jack under the front end of the car since we needed to work on our drums, I proceeded to crank our baby up. The handle where I placed my hand had a soft grip which was good since it was easier on my hand, especially with a blister on it already.
The lift lever was easy for me to operate and had her cranked up fast and for once I did not feel so helpless and weak. After lifting her up, you use the safety valve setting and place your jack stands under for additional safety.
This jack is something that is so much easier for those who do not have the strength they use to have and also a jack that is light enough in weight to place in the trunk of your vehicle instead of having to use those dinky scissor type jacks if you had to change a tire on the road.
We have used this jack to lift up our SUVs to rotate the tires and for underneath the vehicle inspection.
The jack is easy to roll around and with its solid steel construction and baked enamel finish; we expect it will last for a long time.
You cannot beat the pricing of this fast and easy to use jack as we got it at Sears for $50.00.
AC Delco is a well-known brand of quality auto parts and a lot of our parts in our car are AC Delco or Delco Remy (the former name) and are still going strong after 30 years.
So if you are looking for a good sturdy fast lifting hydraulic floor jack, be sure to keep this one in mind.