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2 Tonne Car Jack + Axle Stands + Chocks - £14.98 Instore @ B&Q
2 Tonne Car Jack + Axle Stands + Chocks - £14.98 Instore @ B&Q

2 Tonne Car Jack + Axle Stands + Chocks - £14.98 Instore @ B&Q

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Height (cm): 16
Length (cm): 52
Width (cm): 29.5
Model No.: T820033/T42004BS/TRF3553
Material: Steel
Minimum stand height of 275mm, maximum height of 365mm
Foldable axle stand 2000kg/pair
Jack Lifting range: 140-340mm

Stock in all of my local stores (Bristol)

54 Comments

Good value

Super, Great, Smashing...Thanks

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For a Jack AND Axle Stands that's a cracking price.

YouDontWantToKnow

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Yep, have just reserved one to collect from my local store.

HOT from me.

EDIT: Just as I was writing this post I had a text to say my reservation will be picked in my chosen store and be ready tomorrow. They state in the text that they will call if there are any issues. Great service that from B&Q.
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 26th Feb 2011

I'll say it first.

My life is worth more than £14.98

or

If there's one thing I'd pay over the odds for, it's something that may … If there's one thing I'd pay over the odds for, it's something that may save my life.



You get what you pay for with tools. Wouldn't slide under anything supported by this I'm afraid.

My life is worth more than £14.98

If there's one thing I'd pay over the odds for, it's something that may … If there's one thing I'd pay over the odds for, it's something that may save my life.

Why wouldn't you trust those axle stands BA?

wow half price, very good value - hot

Wish I'd had these axle stands when my jack slipped a couple of months ago, wouldn't have nice gouges in the sill if I had.
Edited by: "fungus" 26th Feb 2011

Blasphemous

Why wouldn't you trust those axle stands BA?



I can see what you're getting at, Blasphemous, nobody in their right mind would get under a car just supported by any jack - but from what I can see from zooming in on the pic, those axle stands don't look all that strong.

Blasphemous

Why wouldn't you trust those axle stands BA?



Argos have a product recall on some cheap axle stands at the moment. Apparently, the welds have failed. Frankly, this is something that really really needs to be solid.

All it needs is for one of those pins to go on those legs and its game over.

Ive always preferd 2 massive blocks of wood over axle stands myself

Bargain i would get one if they had it at my store but its OOS. When ever your using something like this there is always a risk you just have to be careful.

SilverBlack

All it needs is for one of those pins to go on those legs and its game … All it needs is for one of those pins to go on those legs and its game over.

There are some people who won't use an axle stand that doesn't use a pin. There are those that prefer the ratchet stands. There are those like craigstephens that prefer wooden blocks. The list goes on. Personally I'm with Craig on this one but getting wooden blocks big enough is a problem. I would NEVER solely rely on ONE method of support. Provide yourself with a 'backup' support such as two wheels stacked on top of each other. If the axle stand fails then at least you have some sort of protection to give you time to get out.

Edited by: "Blasphemous" 26th Feb 2011

to be honest, it all looks the same as the sealey axle stands and jack that I bought and they were a lot more than this.

diytools.co.uk/diy…asp

Folding axle stands, same set up with the pins etc... this set will be fine. Besides, you'll only be using them occasionally, it's not as though it's a set aimed at mechanics.

axle stands and blocks if I was to get under a car...

these don't look particularly sturdy if I am honest, but probably worth £15 if you have some other safety system

Ditch the widow maker, and get this deal.
Heat.

Blasphemous

Why wouldn't you trust those axle stands BA?



Because they are black and yellow and that, my friend, means danger.oO

Bad Actor

Because they are black and yellow and that, my friend, means danger.oO

lol ok mate.

[ Besides, you'll only be using them occasionally, it's not as though it's a set aimed at mechanics.[/quote]

Maybe you'll only be using them occasionally but they only need to go wrong once!! Take a look at the items on B&Q website in zoom. The axle stands are just rivetted together for god's sake. I wouldn't trust these any further than I could throw them. The trolley jack looks ok for what I need though - to get my alloys off the car regularly to clean them and stop the salt making them even more pitted than they are already. Up to now I have used the car jack and that is now bugxered because I've used it so much. I'll put the axel stands on ebay and someone else can take the risk.

I had work on cars for lots years and say now no way would use axles stand from b and q after looking at them would not feel safe use then at all if under a car or not ,could see axles stand give away anytime and better off pay out bit ex and know you safe them buy these and risk a life the jack ok for lifting car up with but axles stand just fit for bin

Looks a bit risky. I'll stick with the bricks.

Very good deal. Paid the same off of amazon without the stands!

on hindsight you are better off with ramps and blocks

its 27 online

mekon

Looks a bit risky. I'll stick with the bricks.



For the love of god, dont. Blocks and bricks are terrible for holding cars off the ground, they will split suprisingly easily.


These axle stands look lethal - And as someone has already said, never get under a car supported only by a jack, always use a good set of stands or similar, and have backup - a wheel tucked under the sill away fom where you are working, etc.

Just be safe, if a car falls off a stand with you underneath and pins you down by your chest, its game over.

just went into local store, had loads in but displayed @ £29.98 spoke with customer service guy and scanned on till @ £14.98 Sorted

I also echo the sentiment of having good quality stands and jack. I had an RAC jack and stands, that looked very similar, if not the same of this. After working on the car, jacked the car up to get the axle stands out, removed one, the jack slipped and the car fell, the other axle stands legs had literally sheared in half. not the rivets, not the pin, but the actual leg.

Fortunately i was only standing next to the car at the time
Edited by: "peodude" 27th Feb 2011

fay28

just went into local store, had loads in but displayed @ £29.98 spoke … just went into local store, had loads in but displayed @ £29.98 spoke with customer service guy and scanned on till @ £14.98 Sorted



there is alot of stuff that is still advertised at full price in the shop, but is reduced online, but it will scan at the reduced price at the till. i just went and got my jack and 2 5litre tins of b&q colours paint, advertised at £20, but scanned at £6. all of their colours range is reduced. they have bogof on 2.5l tins at £12, or a 5l at £6. but they aint advertising the 5litre tins
Edited by: "Deedie" 27th Feb 2011

Got mine today, handy for £15, I always put the wheel under the car when jacked up.

Original Poster

Now that I've got it home I can see that it's a good enough deal for the jack & chocks alone. The axle stands are definitely not the best I've ever seen but I have a better set already so that's not a big issue for me.
Key plus on this deal was the low profile of the jack as my car only has 15cm ground clearance along the sill .

i got the last one in bolton

Just picked mine up from Lowestoft after using reserve and collect. Haven't opened it yet as i only got it as a spare. They still have 5 left on the shelf when i went to look 14:30.

Don't forget WHsmiths are giving out 15% off vouchers with purchases that are valid till 19th March which would bring it down to £12.73

I just ordered a set of axle stands from amazon.
Silverline 763620 3 Tonne 2 Piece Axle Stand Set for £11.02.


Not sure if iv made the right decision after seeing this deal and reading the reviews. Shall i pay a bit more and get the b&q set or are the amazon set safer.

Anybody know whether the Silverline 763620 3 Tonne 2 Piece Axle Stand Set are safe???

Beware!
I bought one of these jacks from B&Q a few weeks ago.
It was falling apart in the box.
So badly made that I took it back for a re-fund.

reserved

Can't reserve in store now oos

I have a similar set of these made by sealey and also a set of very sturdy ratchet stands made by clarke. Yes the Clarke ones seem a lot more robust.

Although all of the horror stories I hear of above, seem to be from people not using axle stands correctly. They are not designed to withstand a sudden impact. People seem to use a jack to support the car and an axle stand in case the jack fails, car dropping on an axle stand could cause it to slip, shear, fail in a million different ways. I would advise:

1.lift the car up from the correct lifting point using the jack on a flat even surface.
2.Place axle stand in an appropriate place under car.
3. Slowly lower the jack so the cars weight is supported by the axle stand, although the jack is still is in position. CHeck the integrity of the axle stand. If all looks well remove the jack. Place the wheel under car for extra measure.

I would recommend the Clarke ratched stands being better quality, although they are very big and heavy, for smaller cars these are fine if used correctly.

At the risk of sounding a novice (I am!), would you not need two jacks (one each side) in order to put the axle stands under, or is there an unknown to me jacking point at the front of the car so it's level when lowering onto the stands?
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