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Posted March 01, 2016 - 12:12 PM

I'm sure at one time or another we've all struggled with a scissor jack . I was removing 4 by 4 post's that were sunk in the ground about  3' and were not budging not even a wiggle,  after 20 yrs. they were set in there way's. I thought about jacking them out with a scissor jack because it can attain a higher scope. So instead of messing around with a jack handle and cranking it this was my solution, I nailed a 2 by 4 cross member to both post's put the jack in the middle and used this they were out in 10 sec. Put a drill key in your portable drill put it in the slot in the jack and pull the trigger.IMG_1359.JPG IMG_1360.JPG


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 12:19 PM

So,,,you got the posts out yet?  I had to remove 8 posts buried to 3'. I used my cherry picker, 3rd post blew the seal out of cylinder and learned where I can buy seals locally for all my hydraulic jack.


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Good idea.
Amazing how much pressure a scissors jack can create.
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Posted March 01, 2016 - 02:51 PM

Glad someone found a use for those miserable things--I've struggled with one of them pos trying to change a flat and having it flop around and the crank handles are usually some fold up junk who's only goal is to pinch or smash your hand.

I do like your use of a drill to raise it---good idea.   


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 03:30 PM

I've never seen that goofy engagement on a scissor jack before, must be off a Ford vehicle :rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  

 

I have level stabilizer scissor jacks on the camper. I use an old allen wrench,  chuck it in the drill, slide the bent end in the hole in the jack and then wham, up and down in a heartbeat. :thumbs:

 

I use my hi lift farm jack for posts, once the chains bites, it's just crank her on up.


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 03:33 PM

I ruined 2 scissor jacks recently to straighten 1 1/4 galvanized pipe in cattle locking headgates.  But I was using a hydraulic impact, so was putting a lot of pressure on them.  I have more to straighten, and I have 1 remaining scissor jack to do it.


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 03:33 PM

Glad someone found a use for those miserable things--I've struggled with one of them pos trying to change a flat and having it flop around and the crank handles are usually some fold up junk who's only goal is to pinch or smash your hand.

I do like your use of a drill to raise it---good idea.   

Your eloquent description is balls dead on.


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 04:48 PM

Good idea.
Amazing how much pressure a scissors jack can create.

I assume you put something large and flat under the jack?

 

I've never seen that goofy engagement on a scissor jack before, must be off a Ford vehicle :rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  

 

Does anyone on this site besides me drive a Ford with no more than average trouble.

 

I ruined 2 scissor jacks recently to straighten 1 1/4 galvanized pipe in cattle locking headgates.  But I was using a hydraulic impact, so was putting a lot of pressure on them.  I have more to straighten, and I have 1 remaining scissor jack to do it.

Do you get these jacks at the salvage yard at bulk price?


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 05:21 PM

A strap and the tractor bucket does a great job pulling those buggers!!



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Posted March 01, 2016 - 06:08 PM

 

 

Do you get these jacks at the salvage yard at bulk price?

Just salvaged from old junked vehicles over the years.  I quickly depleted my pile of them though!   The impact twisted the shafts off at the powered end.  One I might can repair.  The other is done.  There is a small family ran auto junkyard just 2 miles up the road.  I can get as many scissor jacks as I need for cheap.


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 06:11 PM

Just salvaged from old junked vehicles over the years.  I quickly depleted my pile of them though!   The impact twisted the shafts off at the powered end.  One I might can repair.  The other is done.  There is a small family ran auto junkyard just 2 miles up the road.  I can get as many scissor jacks as I need for cheap.


Can you put two in there and work a little back and forth between them?
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Posted March 01, 2016 - 06:13 PM

Can you put two in there and work a little back and forth between them?

 

I could, but when I get around to finishing the job, I'll likely just use one till it dies, then switch to another.  The last remaining one is heavier than either of the first 2, but I couldn't locate it when I did the last pipes.



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Posted March 01, 2016 - 06:38 PM

  olcowhand , if you have space a small bottle jack will work horizontal as long as the pump is on the bottom.

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Posted March 01, 2016 - 07:27 PM

I've never seen that goofy engagement on a scissor jack before, must be off a Ford vehicle :rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  

 

I have level stabilizer scissor jacks on the camper. I use an old allen wrench,  chuck it in the drill, slide the bent end in the hole in the jack and then wham, up and down in a heartbeat. :thumbs:

 

I use my hi lift farm jack for posts, once the chains bites, it's just crank her on up.

How dare you accuse me of owning a ford !


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Posted March 02, 2016 - 08:12 AM

How dare you accuse me of owning a ford !

 

Nope, just sayin' the jack must be from a Ford, never seen that goofy engagement setup on the end. :D


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