We recently acquired a Blackhawk B6350 Fast Lift Service Jack, so we thought we would bring you a review of our thoughts on, and experiences with this robust looking, high weight capacity (3.5 Ton!) hydraulic Jack.
Blackhawk (also badged as banner) is owned and produced by the same company that produce the outstanding Hein-Werner Range of Lifts, the Shinn Fu America Corporation. Shin Fu America is a Chinese based company and unlike the US made Hein Werner, the Blackhawk Jacks are produced in China.
The Blackhawk/Banner lifts are basically budget versions of the excellent Hein Werner Jacks, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
One of the selling point of the is garage jack is, as it’s promoted in its name, the “fast lift technology”. This essentially means that while there is no load on the jack it is designed in such a way that is will very rapidly rise to the jacking point in just a few, relatively effortless pumps. I’m pleased to say that this “technology” works extremely well.
The BlackHawk B6359 (also badged as Banner)
Once at lift height the speed of lifting is reduced a lot, in fact it is quit slow when compared to the Hein werner as well as a lot of jacks in the “budget” range.
Another thing to be wary of with this Jack is that it isn’t suitable for cars with 6inches or less ground clearance, if your vehicle is lower you should consider purchasing a low profile floor jack instead.
It will lift an impressive 3.5 Ton (7,000lbs) and is constructed from heavy duty steel to ensure safety and a long usage life. Rolled side frames ensures even more strength and prevents twisting.
Like a lot of Jacks being produced these days, the Blackhawk B6350 comes with a built-in safety valve and a bypass device that prevents damage that could result from over pumping.
The pump handle itself is well padded and is a nice touch when compared to many other jacks which have a hard plastic handle grip. The 50 inch handle itself is removable for easy storage.
The lift height of this Jack is a whopping 20.5 inches off the ground, this places it up with top range of service Jack lifting capacities.
Blackhawk b6350 Features and Specifications
- 3.5 Ton lifting Capacity (7000lbs)
- Fast Lift Technology
- Padded, removable handle
- Over pumping bypass device
- Robust, long lasting heavy duty steel construction
- rolled side frames to prevent twisting
- Internal Safety Valve
- 20.5inch lift height
- Swivel, padded saddle
- One Year Full Warranty
Whilst we recommend the US made Hein werner floor jack if you have the budget, but if not the Blackhawk B6350 is one of the best low priced automotive floor jacks on the market