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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2002, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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[img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] I am picking up a new shop crane, Saturday morning. I am getting it from AutoZone, it a nice looking one, a 4 ton crane, for $190. It is the best deal I have found on heavy duty shop crane. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: New Tool

Make sure its actually rated to lift 4 tons and that that isn't the ram rate. My 2 ton crane uses an 8 ton ram, but at full extension is limited to 1/2 ton (which is plenty for me).

I looked at the Advance Auto version (which was a 2 ton model) and they look good. There's was only $185. I got the Harbor Freight model which is actually well made for $159.

I love my crane. Things just seem so much simpler now.

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I am sure at full extention it will be 2 tons rated, but I would say that is about what one would expect. I see you are a Blacksmith, my grandfather was a Blacksmith, and I use to help him when I was a child, I would turn the blower for the forge. I have the forge blower, his anvil, hand crank dril press, and some a few other old tools of his. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Speaking of new tools, I don't have a shop crane. But I did find a new use for my 3 iron I busted on a tree branch last year! I couldn't get the oil filter off the 360, so I hammered the handle-end of the 3 iron through it with a 5lb sledge. The filter twisted right off! Thank goodness for steel shafts! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Using a 3 iron that is class [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img], I have used a screw driver form time to time, I try to do better now days, it must be the good influence of this BBS.
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