Torin Aluminum/Steel Race Jack, 2 1/2-Ton, Model# T84025
Bought the unit and stored it for a 2 months. Used it for the first time to change brake pads on a Nissan Frontier. Worked fine until I was finished. While putting it back in storage, heard a funny noise and noticed the jack started leaking hydrolic fluids through the pistons. It never worked again after that. I was gravely disappointed. Borrowed my friends 2 ton Arcan, fresh out of the box and it worked flawlessly and have been using it ever since. Sadly, my jack was a 2 1/2 ton unit that died after its frst use on a light duty pick- up truck but the Arcan 2 ton lifted a couple of full size units without any signs of failure. Had I not stored it for so long, I would have returned it and purchased the Aluminum 2 ton Arcan Pofessional unit.
August 17, 2012
not our first choice
but the local store had this in stock. works well, a lot lighter than the all-steel jack we had before. would be good for a home garage, but i'm wondering how it will hold up in a shop environment.
August 13, 2012
I've had this jack for 2 years now. LOTS of use with track days! After the first year, one of the seals blew out... out of warranty. After the second year, the universal joint for relieving jack pressure fell apart... out of warranty. Manufacture has no online parts ordering system. The bottom line... the jack works good in the beginning but does not have the quality parts of a GOOD jack.
I'm writing this while searching for a new jack from a different jack manufacture.
February 25, 2012
Not for low profile vehicles
I purchased an identical jack several years ago and love it. This was to be an additional jack in the garage for occasions when two jacks are helpful. The new jack requires that the handle be lifted much higher to pump up the jack. This prevents its use on a couple of lower profile vehicles. It will work well on SUVs or trucks with more ground clearance. Like the original one, the release works very nicely with a gradual drop as you turn the handle.
June 16, 2011
Torin Aluminum/Steel 2 1/2-Ton Jack
I've had my Torin jack for over 3 years and have yet to have a problem with it. With 5 cars in the family, it is used constantly. I believe the aluminum/steel construction is the best of both worlds. Stronger, more stable than an all aluminum jack while lighter than an all steel jack. My last all steel jack weighed over 90# while this is only 60#. The price was great. I would definitely buy again.
April 21, 2011
always gets job done
i am a automotive AND A FORKLIFT MECHANIC,and i have bought MANY jacks, and i MUST SAY...after being on NAME BRAND TOOL TRUCKS, and BUYING a jack from one of those trucks, for LOTS of money, and I HAD TO RETURN IT , DUE TO FAILURE!!..i went to northern tools, bought this jack, and it has SERVED ME WELL.....and i WILL BUY ANOTHER ONE..AS NEEDED...THANK YOU NORTHERN TOOLS...
November 24, 2010
race jack 2.5 ton
this jack works good. doesn't bleed off and has a good handle/valve control. It is a little heavy, but thats better than cheap construction that doesn't last.
September 6, 2010
i love this thing, it is so light and versital. and is so easy to lift my car up. would by again.
May 27, 2010
A good jack for the money
Jack is a little heavy for being a steel/aluminum jack but for the money you can't beat it. I have had zero problems and it is well made.
February 22, 2010
Buying a lightweight alumimum jack has greatly helped my productivity and my aching back. I have never used either of my other floor jacks since buying a lighweight unit. In addition, because it is easy to load, I take it with me on service calls where I normally would not have taken a jack. If you use a jack, buy this unit. It will definitely repay your investment.
February 22, 2010