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Old 04-15-2018, 04:21 PM
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Default Scrap heap Toe Jack build

So I needed a toe jack and being my lathe and mill are not up and running yet... seems like everything around here is down rite now.....

so Any waysss I need a toe jack so I can get things moved out and in to place to work on them to get em up and running so built one the hard way
welder, Plasma, port band saw, old 5 ton jack a few pieces of scrap metal

It's a bit crude and rough so don't laugh too hard...... looks like it will work but question is will it work....... oh I painted it to figured it would improve its view ability but didn't do much for that
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:02 PM
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A toe jack is nothing you ever need until you actually have to have one.


Beats the hell out of a pinch bar and 2x4's to get pipe underneath to roll stuff. lol


I had to make one myself several years ago to get my SB13x60 in place and leveled. I'd have played heck trying to do so without it.


It is still on my wish list to purchase two railroad type toe jacks, big and beasty manuals for a project that will have to wait till then.
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Pretty. Let us know how it works. What do you think the capacity is?
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:07 PM
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Pretty. Let us know how it works. What do you think the capacity is?
Im not sure the jack is a 5 ton so with it pushing up at an off set would imagine half that but thats just a guess. But might not lift more than half that as well....I just dont know....
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It's a hard one to call without actually trying it.

It's the lips that will fail at some point....top and bottom. You can keep the load close to the jack on the bottom, but the top lip is fixed as to where it's at in relation to the load.

Shame you didn't have some 1" flat laying around.

Cool idea though. Neat way to have solved the side sliding thingy.
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It's a hard one to call without actually trying it.

It's the lips that will fail at some point....top and bottom. You can keep the load close to the jack on the bottom, but the top lip is fixed as to where it's at in relation to the load.

Shame you didn't have some 1" flat laying around.

Cool idea though. Neat way to have solved the side sliding thingy.
I'm more concerned the bottom lip will fail over the top.........I gusseted the top for more strength you may not be able to see.....

But the bottom lip I just couldn't figure away to gusset it.... other than uncut front and back and get as much weld in that area.

I had a piece of 3/8" plate to use that has a nice 90 bend in it but was 8" wide and I just got lazy and figured id go the other rout than split the 8" with the bend in it.

If it holds up long enough to get done what I need done I'll have my lathe and mill up and running then ill go back and redo it.....
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:46 AM
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Good job there Wolfy,

So you think that yours looks a bit "crude". Your version looks like it is factory made compared to the mess I made when I needed something to lift my skid loader when it had two rear flat tires. I used it one time only because it scared the S&^% out of me. As soon as I was done I killed it by running the lifting attachment through the bandsaw.
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well I tried it and deliberately tried to lift something that should not be used on as the weight would exceed what I felt that the welded toe of the jack could handle and even tested that by using a hammer to tap hard on the toe to see if it would give again surprised it held up no problem

Added a bushing in to the jack handle insert for a better handle fit
never like a sloppy handle fit.
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never like a sloppy handle fit.

Isn't that the truth.
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If it holds up long enough to get done what I need done
and that is the ultimate desire.
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