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Thread: Scissor Jacks vs Bottle Jacks

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    Default Scissor Jacks vs Bottle Jacks

    A little bit un Vectra related, please delete if needed!

    Wife still has a Skoda Fabia (we were looking at Vectra Elites), and the car jack is absolute rubbish - its the half scissor type. Its nothing like the ones with the Vectra.

    Question is.... if I buy her a better jack, then what would people says better?

    Bottle jack or full scissor jack???


    Many thanks

    Richard

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    I always prefer a sturdy bottle jack. You can't beat hydraulic pressure.

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    I've had a few scissor jacks twist & collapse but never had any problems with bottle jacks - so it's bottle jack for me

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    bottle for me too

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    As above dude. Bottle jack.

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    deffo bottle jack mate.
    keep your eyes open on ebay for one out of a mitsubishi pajero they are brilliant.

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    You can't get better than a SWANSEA JACK

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    small trolley jacks are good and easy to operate

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    What about one of those blow up jobs that work via the exhaust pipe – certainly wouldn’t fall off it

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    oohh.. i hate those inflateable one's.. soooo dangerous..okay for what they where originally designed for ( raising vehicles that had bellied out) but too dangerous and unstable for use by the untrained as a wheel change jack..

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