We’ve all heard the horror stories about misused jack stands, faulty stands, and cheap junk stands. I’d say that most of the problems with jack stands come from user error, but the best stands also make it easier to use them correctly so why not get the best if you are in the market for them anyway. I own a bunch of jack stands, most of them from Harbor Freight, and have stuck with one brand and style so there is no question on how they work. Having multiple styles of stands just makes it more likely that someone unfamiliar with them will make a mistake.
But are some of them so bad that it doesn’t matter how well you use them? Let’s find out.
Brands: Husky, Daytona, Big Red, Larin, Arcan, US Jack, Esco, Sunex, TCE, Hein Werner, ZSP. Jack stands compared for stability (tip over) from side to side and forward movement. The jack stands were also compared for stability on a rubber mat to simulate soft asphalt. The jack stands were also compared for handle functionality and jack stand failure load. I bought all of the jack stands and everything used to compare their performance. So, thank you for supporting the channel.