As our test demonstrates, the workshop equipment market provides a variety of choices. These range from easy to carry trolley jacks, through to larger lifters with quick-lift facilities, up to jacks equipped with twin-piston hydraulics. Yet, while our winners are best for all-round use, even they are not suitable for every situation. Both the lightweight Faithfull and Deuba jacks will satisfy more niche requirements, including the need for easy storage, convenient carrying and the requirement to raise very low-slung vehicles. Yet, by virtue of their reduced dimensions, stability is compromised at full heights. The Clarke is sturdy, wellpriced and possesses the lowest saddle height of the larger jacks tested, whereas the Halfords and Kennedy jacks add mechanical quick-lift pedals for around the same cost. Both the Draper and SIP jacks impressed us with their twin-piston hydraulics and accurate quick-lift systems, with the latter triumphing by virtue of its lower official selling price.