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68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 10-13-2005 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, I was looking at ebay for chain hoists. Is this too good to be true?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-Ton-2000-LBS-CHAIN-FALL-HOIST-BRAND-NEW-8-lift_W0QQitemZ4411028927QQcategoryZ66796QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

There's tons of them on there that are cheap. Should a person dare try lifting anything with these?

Or are they "use once, smash what you were lifting, cuss, and then throw away"?

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 10-16-2005 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to use REAL ones all the time. Since you can't even buy a half decent length of chain for $2.88, I wouldn't even give that a second look.

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DidgeyTrucker
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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
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posted 10-16-2005 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plus - I try to ignore those items where the policies are twice as long as the item description.

Tracy

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2FarGone
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From: Kent, Oh,
Registered: Nov 2004

posted 10-19-2005 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2FarGone   Click Here to Email 2FarGone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DidgeyTrucker:
Plus - I try to ignore those items where the policies are twice as long as the item description.

Tracy



Excellent point.

Another thing to keep in mind: American built
lifting and shoring tools need to pass an
actual load test. I forget exactly what it is
but it has to lift (twice??) the rated load
then hold it for a set amount of time,foreign
tools only need to lift the load indicated on
it far enough to 'clear the floor' then set
the load back down.

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