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Halfords 2 Tonne Axle Stands £10.00 or 3 Tonne Stands £12
Halfords 2 Tonne Axle Stands £10.00 or 3 Tonne Stands  £12

Halfords 2 Tonne Axle Stands £10.00 or 3 Tonne Stands £12

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Halfords 2 Tonne Axle Stands £10.00 or 3 Tonne Stands £12

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I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time they came up.
These type (which are a few quid more at £15.79) are much easier to use.
Amazon Silverline 3 tonne stands
I'll explain why.

When you are jacking your car up, jack it up to the point where you can throw the blue stand underneath. Then jack it up another inch. Pull the top of the stand and you'll realise it's ratcheted. You can do much more minute changes compared with the Halfords ones which have 3 positions.
Edited by: "newsgroupmonkey" 12th Jun
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Bought them on Saturday, great price and decent too.

I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time they came up.
These type (which are a few quid more at £15.79) are much easier to use.
Amazon Silverline 3 tonne stands
I'll explain why.

When you are jacking your car up, jack it up to the point where you can throw the blue stand underneath. Then jack it up another inch. Pull the top of the stand and you'll realise it's ratcheted. You can do much more minute changes compared with the Halfords ones which have 3 positions.
Edited by: "newsgroupmonkey" 12th Jun

newsgroupmonkey

I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time … I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time they came up.These type (which are a few quid more at £15.79) are much easier to use.Amazon Silverline 3 tonne standsI'll explain why.When you are jacking your car up, jack it up to the point where you can throw the blue stand underneath. Then jack it up another inch. Pull the top of the stand and you'll realise it's ratcheted. You can do much more minute changes compared with the Halfords ones which have 3 positions.



Its also worth noting that Halford 2 tonne Axle stands are 2 tonne or 3 tonne for the pair ( 1 or 1/2 tonne each) whereas the Silverline 3 tonne stands mentioned above are 3 tonne per stand, 6 tonne for the pair (according to the Amazon website)

Agreed, ratchet ones are more user friendly, and these are 1.5t rating each. The amazon ones are 3t each, I have them.

I bought then for 13 and that was a normal price couple of weeks ago ... halfords is telling porkies

newsgroupmonkey

I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time … I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time they came up.These type (which are a few quid more at £15.79) are much easier to use.Amazon Silverline 3 tonne standsI'll explain why.When you are jacking your car up, jack it up to the point where you can throw the blue stand underneath. Then jack it up another inch. Pull the top of the stand and you'll realise it's ratcheted. You can do much more minute changes compared with the Halfords ones which have 3 positions.



​good shout

newsgroupmonkey

I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time … I find them a little difficult if I'm honest. I bought these last time they came up.These type (which are a few quid more at £15.79) are much easier to use.Amazon Silverline 3 tonne standsI'll explain why.When you are jacking your car up, jack it up to the point where you can throw the blue stand underneath. Then jack it up another inch. Pull the top of the stand and you'll realise it's ratcheted. You can do much more minute changes compared with the Halfords ones which have 3 positions.



​£18.45 don't know if price has gone up since you mentioned

tovtm

£18.45 don't know if price has gone up since you mentioned


Have a look under "Other sellers". Interestingly, the £15.79 ones how now "gone up" (same seller) to £16.43.

i have ratchet style.. but tempted to get these as well if the min height is lower...

Great for holding the back of the car up before starting a drag race. Heat

Not a fan of ratchet ones so fixed ones for me. I have a pair of the 3 tonne ones, and find them a bit big - I don't need the weight, but I like the connected feet style of the 2 tonne ones.

Also, to avoid damage to the car, consider buying and custom cutting some ice hockey pucks to put on top.

Corranga

Not a fan of ratchet ones so fixed ones for me. I have a pair of the 3 … Not a fan of ratchet ones so fixed ones for me. I have a pair of the 3 tonne ones, and find them a bit big - I don't need the weight, but I like the connected feet style of the 2 tonne ones.Also, to avoid damage to the car, consider buying and custom cutting some ice hockey pucks to put on top.


That trick works well with jacks to raise a car using the pinch welds as the jacks "head" is usually exactly the same size as the puck.. But on axle stands? O.o
That's just asking for trouble! Axle stands are the only fixed object keeping 2 tons of car crashing down upon you. If you want to place an ill-fitting wedge of rubber between the stand and your car..
If you don't want to place the AXLE stands bellow the pinch welds that's fair enough, there are plenty of other places you could place them without damaging anything.

gonna give a try

Azurren

That trick works well with jacks to raise a car using the pinch welds as … That trick works well with jacks to raise a car using the pinch welds as the jacks "head" is usually exactly the same size as the puck.. But on axle stands? O.oThat's just asking for trouble! Axle stands are the only fixed object keeping 2 tons of car crashing down upon you. If you want to place an ill-fitting wedge of rubber between the stand and your car..If you don't want to place the AXLE stands bellow the pinch welds that's fair enough, there are plenty of other places you could place them without damaging anything.



Agreed, you should apply the ideas to the job at hand.
I generally use axle stands to hold the car on jacking points / chassis, which on my car is conveniently very flat, so the pucks essentially convert the 'V' shaped top of the stand to a flatter surface. I should have been clearer.
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