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04-15-2007, 08:57 AM
This HF forum has saved me many times. Anyway, here's a quick story about their lift tables. I always seem to have trouble with UPS. My wife orders things and they show up on time without a scratch. Anything I order gets thrown out the side door at about 60mph. I ordered the large lift table. It was packed (as expected) in a thin cardboard box, with plastic bandstraps. Damn thing had to weigh eighty pounds. The UPS guy showed up at about 10:30 AM looking unhappy. That table rolled around in his truck and beat the hell out of everything, including his truck! He changed his route just to get rid of it. When he pushed it out the back of his truck, the table busted through the end of the box and bounced down the driveway. I finally got even with UPS. The table had a few scratches, but overall it works great. I only buy HF equipment that I know I can re-weld or reinforce myself.
04-15-2007, 09:02 AM
I've said it before but UPS could damage a box of hammers. I don't know how they do it.
How about some pics of that lift table in action.
What are you using it for?
04-15-2007, 08:26 PM
The lift tables come in handy for anything heavy. My digital cam is on the blink right now so I can't show pics. I bought two lift tables from HF. One small table that comes up to about 30 inches. The other is rated for 770 pounds and will rise to about 45 inches. I covered both with stainless sheets I had left over from another job (304). I do a lot of heavy equipment repair. Buckets, vault setters, and lift arms. I can off-load and do the repair work on the larger lift table without transferring the load to my welding table. It also works well if I'm working on something that doesnlt fit on my welding table. Raise the lift table to equal height and go to work. I'm really happy with both tables. I made minor modifications to both, but overall they are pretty well made. There isn't anything on either one that I can't fix or improve.
04-15-2007, 09:50 PM
The company I used to work for repaired engine components for large industrial engines. We used to average $7000 per month in shipping damage thanks to UPS.
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