Best Floor Jack 2016 – Choose the Jack That Best Suits You
If you are in the market for a floor Jack you will know just how confusing choosing the right one for your needs can be. There is a huge range of Jacks that come in a wide range of prices. So which one should you choose? To answer this question we have put together this review site which will help you pick the best floor jack you can buy, no matter what your budget is.
So spend some time reading through our reviews and if you have any questions about a particular product, please leave a comment in the comment box or alternatively head over to out contact page and fill out the form, we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
Safety – Why Quality Matters
You want to be sure the Jack that’s holding up that car your changing a tire on or working under is safe, the last thing you want to do is to by a cheap inferior Jack and run the risk of it collapsing whilst working on the car, you would be surprised how many people are injured each year by using the incorrect Jack (in particular the load rating) or by using a low quality product that simply breaks after some use. This is one item you really don’t want to sacrifice quality over cost for.
When choosing the best floor jack for your needs, how much weight the Jack can bear is important. Most Floor jacks come in 2 ton and 3 ton varieties. We recommend you make sure you get at least a 3 ton garage floor jack as you don’t want to compromise on strength and safety when you are working under your car.
You won’t go wrong with any of the Jacks listed in the comparison table below, but Hein Werner and Arcan garage floor jacks in particular are extremely high quality, robust and safe products.
All our Jacks are able to bear loads of up to 3 Ton.
Low profile floor jacks
Another consideration is how low the jack should be, some of the cheaper jacks are unable to be rolled under cars that have been lowered for example, if this is the case you want to choose a low profile floor jack like the Arcan ALJ3T featured in our comparison chart below. Also Check out our new low profile floor jack reviews
Which Garage Floor Jack Kit is Right for Me?
To help make things easier, we have put together the comparison chart below. We decided to include the best four floor Jacks, each is in a different price range allowing you to decide which one to choose. Each one represents the best Jack in that particular price range.
Comparison Chart of the top four floor jacks on the market
|Hein-Werner HW93652 Blue Heavy Duty Service Jack||Arcan ALJ3T Aluminum Floor Jack||Torin T83002 Pro Series 6000 Heavy Duty Floor Jack||Powerzone 380044 3 Ton Aluminum and Steel Garage Jack|
|Image and Price|
|Amazon Rating||( 4.3 / 5.0 )||( 4.8 / 5.0 )||( 4.0 / 5.0 )||( 4.5 / 5.0 )|
|Item Weight||123 pounds||56 pounds||78.1 pounds||59.2 pounds|
|Lifting Capacity||3 Ton||3 Ton||3 Ton||3 Ton|
|Lift Range||5 to 23-1/2 inches||3.77 to 19.3 inches||5.12 to 20.1 inches||4 to 18-1/4 inches|
|Dimensions||31.5 x 7.2 x 15.5″||30 x 13.5 x 8 inches||26 x 16 x 8 inches||28.4 x 13.9 x 7.4″|
|Brand||Hein-Werner||Arcan||Torin Jack||Milestone Tools|
|Model||HW93652||ALJ3T||T83002 Pro Series||380044|
|Origin||Made in USA||Built in China||Made In China||Made In China|
|Warranty||2 Years||12 Months||12 Months||12 Months|
|Review||Read More||Read More||Read More||Read More|
Note : 3 Ton = 6000 pounds
Floor Jack Reviews
Below are reviews of the best floor jacks found in the table above, bear in mind they all have their good points and your selection will largely depend on budget and need. All the jacks above would be excellent choices.
All of the Jack’s in our best floor jack table have a lift capacity of 3 Ton, whilst there are a range of 2 Ton Jacks, we think it makes more sense to go for the extra lifting power to be on the safe side and you won’t have to buy another jack if you do purchase a heavier vehicle.
Hein-Werner HW93652 Blue Heavy Duty Service Jack
Hein Werner are the without a doubt the Rolls Royce of floor jacks, but like Rolls Royce it comes at a premium price. These high end Jacks are made in the USA and built like a tank, this jack will take any punishment you can dish out and come back for more. Its strength is derived from a pump base and lift arm that are made from Cast Iron. Unlike many cheaper counter parts the sealed hydraulic pump on the complete range of Hein Werner lifts is of extreme quality and leak proof, ensuring you won’t have hydraulic fluid leaking everywhere and causing a mess.
The Hein Werner HW93652 is a brilliant Jack, with a lift height of 23.5 inches you will have plenty of room to get under your car to work on it.
The only negatives we can find with this jack is at 5 inches minimum lift height it may be hard to get under and use for extremely low profile cars, in which case you would be better placed selecting the Arcan ALJ3T.
Due to the extra cast iron in the lift arm and pump base, the weight of this Jack at 123 pounds, that’s a lot heavier than most of the other Jacks on the market, but if you don’t mind lugging around a little extra weight, then this Jack is a must have if your budget allows.
Due to its quality construction, this Jack has a 2 year warranty, double most other comparable products, but it will far out live that warranty.
We highly recommend this jack and feel it’s worth the extra cost as you are getting an extremely safe, reliable, durable, quality product, in this case you really do get what you pay for.
The Hein-Werner HW93652 jack is in our opinion the best floor jack currently on the market.
- Weight – 123 pounds
- Lifting Capacity – 3 Ton
- Min Lift Height – 5 inches
- Max Lift Height – 23.5 inches
- U-joint for precision load control
- Stylish blue (if that matters)
- Stable wide frame
- Flagged side plates for even more stability
- Robust, built to last
- Cast Iron pump base and lift arm
- 2 year warranty
Arcan ALJ3T Aluminum Floor Jack
Don’t let the fact that this Jack by the Arcan group is made in China put you off (in fact aside from Hein Werner Jacks which are made in the US, nearly all Jacks are made in China.) this is an extremely high quality jack that is perfect for lowered, imported and sports vehicles.
If you own a lower vehicle you need to be aware many Jacks won’t fit under your car easily enough to enable you to use them effectively. Getting a Jack with a lower minimum lift height (3-3/4 inches) doesn’t mean you need sacrifice on quality. Learn more about low profile jacks here.
The Arcan ALJ3T Aluminum Floor Jack is an excellent quality low profile car jack, in fact it’s the best low profile Jack we have come across and will take a 3 Ton load as well.
The Arcan ALJ3T is built for strength with reinforced lift arm, thick frame side plates, chassis torsion control and is a very robust item that will long out live its one year warranty.
This Jack features a dual pump piston design that leads to faster elevation and less manual pumping than many other comparative items on the market.
Saddle pads will protect your sports cars frame from any damage and the ball bearing mounted wheels mean it’s easy to manoeuvre even under the lowest frames.
At just 56 pounds this extremely smooth operating Jack is easy to move around and keep in the back of your car.
This Jack is a must buy for anyone with a low profile vehicle and well worth the cost.
The Arcan ALJ3T is the runner up on our best floor jack list for 2016.
- Weight – 56 pounds
- Capacity – 3 Ton
- Lightweight aluminum construction
- Suited to low profile cars with a minimum height of 3.77 inches
- Max lift height 19.3 inches
- reinforced side plates and lift arm
- dual pump piston action
- Over capacity use prevention mechanism
- 1 year warranty
Torin T83002 Pro Series 6000 Heavy Duty Floor Jack
On a budget, don’t have a lowered vehicle but still want a decent quality Jack? Well the Torin T83002 Pro Series 600 is an affordable Jack that won’t let you down.
We included this Jack as it is the cheapest Jack we can in good conscience recommend. Whilst ideally we would recommend you look at the slightly more expensive Powerzone Jack reviewed below, we understand that sometimes the budgets only stretch so far and as result we decided to include it in our floor jack reviews.
The Torin Jack does boast 3 Ton in lifting power, often cheaper jacks are only around the 2 Ton range.
With as minimum lift range of 5.12 inches you can see its not ideally suited for cars that have been lowered or a lot of sports cars on the market. It does have a little over 20 inches of max lift range, which, whilst not the highest lift of our Jack reviews, is adequate for most people’s vehicles and needs.
Like all the items we have reviewed there is overload protection to ensure you can’t use the Jack on over capacity weights.
If you’re on an extremely tight budget this is the Jack for you, good quality at a bargain price.
Coming in a respectable 3rd on out best floor jack for 2016 list is the Torin T83002 Pro Series Heavy duty floor jack.
- Weight – 78.1 pounds
- Lifting Capacity – 6000 pounds (3 Ton)
- Made in China
- Overload prevention system
- Stability enhanced wide stance
- min lift – 5.12″
- max lift – 20.1″
- 360 degrees swivel
- two piece handle for easy storage
- 1 Year Warranty
Powerzone 380044 3 Ton Aluminum and Steel Garage Jack
If you’re looking for a high quality garage floor jack at an affordable price then you simply cant go past the Powerzone 380044 3 Ton Aluminum and steel garage jack.
The Powerzone jack holds its own with its much more expensive counterparts.
Made in China from lightweight aluminum, the Powerzone 380044 makes an ideal portable car lift weighing in at just 59.2 pounds.
Like all our floor jacks we have reviewed the lifting capacity of this Jack is 3 ton.
Whilst the max lift capacity is a little low at 18-1/4 inches, its minimum lift range at 4″ means you this affordable jack is also suited to lowered vehicles.
A really great all round low profile floor Jack that has massive value for money, a 1 year warranty, light weight with protective rubber padding, combined with safety overload mechanism means this is the prefect hydraulic floor jack for anyone on a budget.
- Lift Capacity – Rating 3 Ton
- Portability – lightweight aluminum frame – 59.2 pounds
- minimum Lift Height – 4 inches
- maximum Lift Height – 18.25 inches
- Made in China
- Heavy duty steel lift arm
- Padded Saddle
- Quick lift hydraulic mechanism
- Safety valve for overload protection
- 1 year warranty
Conclusion and Final Recommendations
All of the four Floor Jacks that appear on this page are worthy of finding a home in your garage, which one you choose depends largely on your circumstances.
We recommend if budget is not a problem then you chose the Hein Werner Floor Jack as it simply the best floor jack we have ever tested.
If you are looking for a low profile floor jack to go under a lowered vehicle then the best floor jack for you is the one produced by Acran.
Finally if you are on a budget you can’t go past the excellent value for price of the Powerzone Steele garage Jack.
Whichever one you choose you can be rest assured that they all deserve the title of best floor jack 2016.