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Old 10-23-2010, 10:45 AM
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Default Jet Model# JTJ-2ST Toe Jack

In the last month or so Jet has made quite a bit of money off of me, a lathe, the optional lathe accessory kit, the pallet jack and now a 2 ton hydraulic toe jack. As I'm moving heavy equipment both in the shop and at work, the toe jack became a necessity. It was a extreme benefit, when it came to leveling the lathe, and I also used it to level the Jet JVM 836 milling machine, after I had to move it, to gain space for the new lathe. The toe jack is a modified hydraulic bottle jack, that allows you insert the toe under the edge of a piece of machinery and lift it up to insert rollers or to insert shims, to gain a better grip on the next pick. This model has 2 tons lifting capacity and the toe is 2" wide x 2" long x 1/2" thick. Also the unit can be used as a standard bottle jack.



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Old 10-23-2010, 10:58 AM
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Looks like a handy tool. I would think it would be more serious than a bar and a block.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:52 AM
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I don't know how often I've needed the use of one or two of those things as there's only so much one can do with a pinch bar, length of 2x4 and little blocks of wood to make a lever.
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There is a nice homemade toe jack discussed in this thread (link to pics in first post):

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb...e-jack-207162/
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I love the size of that one. I am going to have to look into those.


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Old 10-23-2010, 04:45 PM
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I don't know if I'd buy another one, what they did was modify a standard bottle jack, after seeing what they did, it wouldn't be hard to duplicate in the shop. I can buy a 2 ton bottle jack for about $25, Jet is very proud of this toe jack, it list for $290, but I bought it on a promo sale for $99.


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I had to make one for my brother for his boat trailer after his first flat tire with the boat on it, his car jack was not up to the job and a bottle jack would not fit under the axle.
I set the toe about 6"/ 8" off the ground when the jack was all the way down , that way the jack did not have to go up as far and it works great.
Now he wont need to call me to come help him change a tire along side the road like the last time.
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I can buy a 2 ton bottle jack for about $25, Jet is very proud of this toe jack, it list for $290, but I bought it on a promo sale for $99.
I have the big brothers (10ton) to your Jet. I bet they are made in the same factory just a different color. Proud is not the word to use to describe the cost on these jacks. More like robbery
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