Faith­full Fa­iau­jac­tro3 2.5-tonne trol­ley Jack

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Project Mercedes-benz E320 Cdi -­full­

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.

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