Craftsman Jack strictly for cars with 2.5 Ton Capacity
Today we look at Craftsman for our Low Pro Jack needs. Known for their tools such as drills and drivers, even lawnmowers (I have one form them powered by Honda), they have this offering of a 2.5 tons jack which means you shouldn’t use it for heavier vehicles. So if you’re not into SUV’s and only lowered cars, or even regular height cars this jack may be for you. Let’s do a deep dive in it’s offering.
Lifting Capacity and Weight
Right off the bat, with a 2 1/2 ton capacity, we’re limited to a 5,000 pound weight limit. If you’re driving an older 90s car still like any Honda, you’re definitely well below this. Even most new cars are fine unless you have an EV with a heavy battery set in it, then we’d always recommend more. Heavier duty is always better for peace of mind. It doesn’t have the greatest lift capacity overall for max height so may be a drawback to some, but it does a respectable 3.5 inches to 14 inches lifting range. If you have a car with minimal ground clearance, this is a good option.
The Lifting mechanism doesn’t come with a rubber saddle, so might be a turn off for some. My older Motomaster has the same with just being metal, and from my use and being careful has not been an issue.
What does this Jack include?
- Lightweight at only 31.5 pounds
- Warranty of 1 year on the product in case something breaks
- Lifting Range of 3.5″ to 14″
- 2.5 Ton Lifting Capacity
- It comes in a nice sleek black color
The overall look is of a smaller jack, which supports a good lifting capacity for its size. Lowered cars always find tricks to lift their cars, and this one can lift from smaller than a pop can in height. Bringing it back down is as easy as turning its release valve. Of course, keep in mind it’s only to lift a vehicle and never get under with just a jack supporting the car. Always use jack stands to keep everything secure and safe.
The online reviews for this Jack average out to be 3.7 our of 5 stars. It definitely has its share of negative reviews on Amazon, a lot pertaining to longevity in its quality. A lot of that is based on how much you use it. We think if you’re annually changing snow tires and summer tires twice a year for one or two cars, this jack is probably fine and will fill your needs. If you’re doing more vehicles, using it in a shop, or just wanting to do more maintenance like oil changes, brakes, fluid changes, then long term you may need to replace this sooner than you like. Your mileage may vary, as I’ve been using a Motomaster floor jack for a good decade and had similar reviews, and has lasted for my needs. The review below definately is from a happy user who has the jack.