Lidl Trolley Jack £19.99 from 1st of October
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Lidl Trolley Jack £19.99 from 1st of October

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Found 24th Sep 2015
Seems like a good deal for a hydralic trolley jack. A little cheaper than most.

Anyone had any experience with this one from lidl? Keen to know whether it is worth the risk or buy something a little more expensive?

Not available until 1st October 2015.

Description:

Sturdy and easy to manoeuvre with 2 fixed and 2 swivel castors
Lifting range approx. (mm): 135 – 342 (or 150 – 357 with supplied adaptor)
Adjustable lowering speed
With detachable lever for space-saving storage
Max. load 2000kg
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These are OK and the carrying handle on this one is handy, but you might struggle for clearance under anything sporty. I use an aluminium low-profile jack which has a very low saddle height so fits under just about everything. Cost me about £90 I think.
ian_uk1975

These are OK and the carrying handle on this one is handy, but you might … These are OK and the carrying handle on this one is handy, but you might struggle for clearance under anything sporty. I use an aluminium low-profile jack which has a very low saddle height so fits under just about everything. Cost me about £90 I think.



Thanks for the tip! It would be for two cars and one of them is sporty so maybe a no go if it won't fit under. Shame as I could do with one just in case needed. Would only be for very occasional use so don't really want to spend too much but would like it not to fail if needed!
ian_uk1975

These are OK and the carrying handle on this one is handy, but you might … These are OK and the carrying handle on this one is handy, but you might struggle for clearance under anything sporty. I use an aluminium low-profile jack which has a very low saddle height so fits under just about everything. Cost me about £90 I think.



I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to the car.

Therefore I got myself a 4 tonne, 2 poster that will handle almost everything too ... and safe to work under too!. Cost me about £2,300 plus fitting.
EveshamLad

I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to … I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to the car.Therefore I got myself a 4 tonne, 2 poster that will handle almost everything too ... and safe to work under too!. Cost me about £2,300 plus fitting.


is there a carry handle on that one?
Both my neighbour & I bought an identical trolley jack to this one from Aldi about a 8 - 10 months ago, both failed, my neighbours being the worst, his lifting arm twisted and the car came down, lucky he had not had time to take the wheels off
EveshamLad

I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to … I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to the car.Therefore I got myself a 4 tonne, 2 poster that will handle almost everything too ... and safe to work under too!. Cost me about £2,300 plus fitting.



Thank you for letting us know you have the space and spent £2300+ on a 4t - it was very relevant to this post, or was it just an excuse to have a boast.

For those not fortunate enough to have a garage/premises big enough for a pro lift, or wish to to spend £2k+ on one - this £20 Lidl jack is a good price, possibly same as the Halfords one which has lasted me 15yrs, and which is used alongside several other jacks as backup, as I am not fortunate enough to be able to drive my car onto my jack.

I would only have this as a backup jack, you can never have too many supports when working under inc axle stands.


Edited by: "scooby555" 24th Sep 2015
scooby555

this £20 Lidl jack is a good price, possibly same as the Halfords one … this £20 Lidl jack is a good price, possibly same as the Halfords one which has lasted me 15yrs



I've got one of these at my Nan's house and as an infrequently used backup jack it's quite good. I also like how the handle pivots allowing you to jack up in fairly tight spaces.

And it's certainly better than the scissor-type jacks you sometimes get with spare wheels.
crooked_fingerz

Thanks for the tip! It would be for two cars and one of them is sporty so … Thanks for the tip! It would be for two cars and one of them is sporty so maybe a no go if it won't fit under. Shame as I could do with one just in case needed. Would only be for very occasional use so don't really want to spend too much but would like it not to fail if needed!



​Try it and see if it fits... if not, take it back for a refund. Lidl and Aldi are pretty good with returns.

Always use axle stands when working under a car supported by a jack!
Looks like the one Argos do...have to be careful of the pump piston as the clip snaps and leaves you having to manually lift it with a screwdriver...otherwise not bad jacks for the money
ian_uk1975

Always use axle stands when working under a car supported by a jack!



http://i.imgur.com/TaJ6eet.jpg
EveshamLad

I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to … I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to the car.Therefore I got myself a 4 tonne, 2 poster that will handle almost everything too ... and safe to work under too!. Cost me about £2,300 plus fitting.




Mine was £40,000 ner ner
These are ****, but for £19.99 its not too bad of a price. Its the same as the ebay cheap ones and they can lift the car but you really don't want to be underneath a car with this jack holding it up you will also need axel stands. Makes some terrifying noises anywhere near full height under load.
crooked_fingerz

Thanks for the tip! It would be for two cars and one of them is sporty so … Thanks for the tip! It would be for two cars and one of them is sporty so maybe a no go if it won't fit under. Shame as I could do with one just in case needed. Would only be for very occasional use so don't really want to spend too much but would like it not to fail if needed!


here is a top tip that will probably annoy health and safety. i couldn't get a trolley jack under a car due to clearance, so the wheel closest to where i was working i raised, by driving the car forward onto a bit of paving slab. instant extra 50mm clearance.
"Anyone had any experience with this one from lidl? Keen to know whether it is worth the risk or buy something a little more expensive?"

I've got this and it gets my missus in and out of the bath (and fridge come to that) no problem so yeah, it seems pretty good.
1more

Both my neighbour & I bought an identical trolley jack to this one from … Both my neighbour & I bought an identical trolley jack to this one from Aldi about a 8 - 10 months ago, both failed, my neighbours being the worst, his lifting arm twisted and the car came down, lucky he had not had time to take the wheels off


Never leave a car on the jack alone while you work under it, always use axle stands that have been locked in position. This applies no matter how reputable the brand of jack. Trading Standards should be contacted if a product is genuinely unsafe and not fit for purpose.
Buy cheap, buy twice. False economy and literally has no value once bought. A decent one can be got for £40.
I had one of these LIDL jacks for quite a few years - until it failed - no oil leak, just wouldn't lift the car. The one before that was an ALDI jack - that failed in use, which taught me to always use axel stands. These things are good, as long as you're careful - and don't jack car where it's not meant to be jacked.
will3000

Buy cheap, buy twice. False economy and literally has no value once … Buy cheap, buy twice. False economy and literally has no value once bought. A decent one can be got for £40.



Not even £40, here's a good one with almost identical spec from a reputable supplier, just £25 delivered;

sgs-engineering.com/gar…ack

great price heat added , will save keep using the car jack
slimy31

Not even £40, here's a good one with almost identical spec from a … Not even £40, here's a good one with almost identical spec from a reputable supplier, just £25 delivered;http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks/tj2-2-trolley-jack




RUBBISH DONT GET SGS ENGINEERING ONE!!

Got one it was rubbish, the clip that lifts the piston is not fit for purpose and the metal bends rendering the jack useless, and SGS engineering do not respond to questions. DO NOT BUY any SGS stuff, it seems to be all rebranded rubbish from my experience.


Edited by: "scooby555" 24th Sep 2015
scooby555

RUBBISH DONT GET SGS ENGINEERING ONE!!Got one it was rubbish, the clip … RUBBISH DONT GET SGS ENGINEERING ONE!!Got one it was rubbish, the clip that lifts the piston is not fit for purpose and the metal bends rendering the jack useless, and SGS engineering do not respond to questions. DO NOT BUY any SGS stuff, it seems to be all rebranded rubbish from my experience.



Interesting, as I've bought a few things from them without any problems. The stuff I have bought has been absolutely bulletproof (although admittedly I've not actually bought this particular jack).
scooby555

Thank you for letting us know you have the space and spent £2300+ on a 4t … Thank you for letting us know you have the space and spent £2300+ on a 4t - it was very relevant to this post, or was it just an excuse to have a boast.For those not fortunate enough to have a garage/premises big enough for a pro lift, or wish to to spend £2k+ on one - this £20 Lidl jack is a good price, possibly same as the Halfords one which has lasted me 15yrs, and which is used alongside several other jacks as backup, as I am not fortunate enough to be able to drive my car onto my jack.I would only have this as a backup jack, you can never have too many supports when working under inc axle stands.



LOL #carjackenvy #SoHbypass
slimy31

Not even £40, here's a good one with almost identical spec from a … Not even £40, here's a good one with almost identical spec from a reputable supplier, just £25 delivered;http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks/tj2-2-trolley-jack



Damn you man. You just hurt my debit card
slimy31

Interesting, as I've bought a few things from them without any problems. … Interesting, as I've bought a few things from them without any problems. The stuff I have bought has been absolutely bulletproof (although admittedly I've not actually bought this particular jack).



I do actually have this jack and I've had no problems with it at all. I went down to SGS as they're in Derby. Not had any problems with it and it's had a lot of use.

The SGS one is far superior to the Aldi one for a fiver more.
ECP have a Sealey jack on sale for £24.99 eurocarparts.com/mob…247 and Machine Mart have basic Clarke jacks for around £20 too.
I've had one of these for around 6 years and it's taken some substantial abuse! Still works perfectly, great purchase for the money
Spend a little more and get something decent. These are poor.
EveshamLad

I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to … I prefer to drive my car to the jack rather than man handle the jack to the car.Therefore I got myself a 4 tonne, 2 poster that will handle almost everything too ... and safe to work under too!. Cost me about £2,300 plus fitting.


wow.. irrelevant
does it fit in the boot?
brilly

wow.. irrelevantdoes it fit in the boot?



Of course!
http://www.fastcar.co.uk/fastcar-assets/2010/06/overloaded_car_162-592x426.jpg

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