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Modified Harbor Freight Lift Table

By wizzardz

9 years ago


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    #1001 8 months ago

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    You got lucky to get your money back. The general run of the scam is to get Paypal a tracking number via shipping something worthless and delay things for as long as possible... and so by the time you file a dispute, Paypal rules against you. Paypal may be handling these scams differently now since it is so common.

    #1002 8 months ago

    I mean...did you even try to lift pins with the shower cap?

    #1003 8 months ago
    Quoted from pencilneck:

    The general run of the scam is to get Paypal a tracking number via shipping something worthless and delay things for as long as possible... and so by the time you file a dispute, Paypal rules against you.

    Well here the item was delivered, so the tracking number was now moot.
    According to paypal rules I had until mid Feb 2022, to file a claim.
    If I had not received it, say by end of October, (allowing lots of time to get delivery from overseas,)
    I would have filed a claim to return my money.
    Recently I filed a paypal claim with a non delivery from a legit USA housewares seller,
    paypal gave them 10 days to deliver and when that deadline passed, paypal returned my money.
    Ironically, about a week later the item did finally arrive.

    #1004 8 months ago

    Selling my HF cart if you’re local.

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    “Selling my Harbor Freight 500 lb lift table with modifications to use as a pinball lift cart. It works great and only selling because I’ve downsized and have no reason for using ...”
    2021-09-29
    Reading, PA
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    #1005 8 months ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    Selling my HF cart if you’re local

    I wish I was closer, I'm about to pick one up at HF this week.
    If you're going to Pincinnati i would take it in December instead.

    #1006 8 months ago

    Distance always is the issue. Say I won’t be out there.

    #1007 8 months ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    Distance always is the issue. Say I won’t be out there.

    Was worth a shot and I don't blame you, that's probably a 7 hour drive or something...

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    #1008 70 days ago

    I'm having this problem with my Harbor Freight lift where when I try to press the release handle, it won't engage smoothly.

    So for example, I'll jack up a machine, and then I'll try to gradually release the hydraulic pressure, but there seems to be this threshold point on the handle where it just won't release. So what ends up happening is I have to keep squeezing it harder and harder, and all of a sudden it releases a large amount of pressure and it causes my machine to fall several inches.

    Has anyone encountered this issue and if there's a fix for it? I don't want to end up damaging a machine one day because it drops too fast.

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    #1009 62 days ago

    Mine does that as well. I just make sure the pin is higher than the drop so ground contact is gentle. If I had to guess, it is an air pocket compressing.

    #1010 62 days ago
    Quoted from HydrogenHuman:

    I'm having this problem with my Harbor Freight lift where when I try to press the release handle, it won't engage smoothly.
    So for example, I'll jack up a machine, and then I'll try to gradually release the hydraulic pressure, but there seems to be this threshold point on the handle where it just won't release. So what ends up happening is I have to keep squeezing it harder and harder, and all of a sudden it releases a large amount of pressure and it causes my machine to fall several inches.
    Has anyone encountered this issue and if there's a fix for it? I don't want to end up damaging a machine one day because it drops too fast.

    I find the trick is to squeeze REALLY, REALLY gently and slowly. Like crazy slow, with just barely increasing force. Usually that prevents the sudden drop for me, and then I get a smooth descent for the pin. But it is tricky to not accidentally squeeze too hard, too fast.

    I've also noticed that it's worse the heavier the object that I'm lifting/lowering.

    #1011 62 days ago
    Quoted from DakotaMike:

    I find the trick is to squeeze REALLY, REALLY gently and slowly. Like crazy slow, with just barely increasing force. Usually that prevents the sudden drop for me, and then I get a smooth descent for the pin. But it is tricky to not accidentally squeeze too hard, too fast.
    I've also noticed that it's worse the heavier the object that I'm lifting/lowering.

    I think I figured out how to solve the issue, in case others are having this problem:

    If you raise the hydraulic lift all the way up to its highest point with nothing on it, slowly release the hydraulic pressure until it goes back down. Do this a couple of times and it should now more easily lower when a pinball machine is on it.

    I believe what it may have been was air in the hydraulic line, which is a common problem with all hydraulics. The lift also has a way to release any air via the tank it has underneath the cart, but I didn't need to do that.

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