Faithfull Faiaujactro3 2.5-tonne trolley Jack
Despite having the lowest weight capacity of 2.5 tonnes – which should be adequate for most DIY users’ needs anyway – Norwich-based Faithfull Tools’ jack saddle can be raised head-and-shoulders above its competition, to an impressive 530mm, giving it the largest operating range of all the jacks within this test. We also appreciated the five-year guarantee and, as with the Deuba 102818, the compact dimensions and comparatively low weight has other practical advantages. However, the Faithfull was the least stable product under load and, because it possesses the smallest saddle head and no rubber pad, we were concerned that the test vehicle was at risk of falling off during our tests, especially when raised to full height.
We appreciated the quick-lift facility, which is operated after the handle has been inserted into the side-mounted socket, but be aware that the saddle drops slightly after the pressure had been released. We were disappointed by the lack of instructions and certain aspects of the build quality, such as the handle’s retaining dowel being excessively short. Having said that, certain retailers offer the FAIAUJACTRO3 for between £70-£80, which makes it a more competitive proposition. Vital stats: Length 620mm Width 230mm Min/max saddle heights 150mm/530mm
A steel tube fits between the saddle and lifting arm on the Faithfull jack, giving it the highest lifting measurement. However, the saddle was the smallest tested.