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Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby Mooseman » Fri May 02, 2014 11:24 am



Has anyone purchased one of these? If so are you happy with it? I'm thinking of getting one as I'm getting to old and tired of siting and laying on the floor. I think it would make maintenance on my old classic easier.
Thanks for the input.. I've read the reviews on their site.


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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby nitefuzz » Sat May 10, 2014 4:26 pm

I know several guys that have this lift from Harbor Freight, they love it and only cost around $60.00. I have been checking Harbor Freight web site and can't find the lift those guys purchased. All of the lifts they have for sale now are over $100. The lift I want is the one that has the arms that go under the bike and lifts, making both tires able to free spin. If anyone knows where there is a harbor freight that has the $60 lifts, let us know. The one guy I know who has one of the lifts uses it on his big Harley dresser, he said it works great and he stores his Harley on it over the winter so he can push it back into a corner.

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby GLRT » Sat May 10, 2014 7:00 pm

The best advice I can give you is - "Don't do it"

Before I purchased my table I checked out the HF unit and it's way cheap and has a foot pump to boot. I did a search and found a 1000lb Airlift which will lift my 1200lb wing (RT) just fine. I can go from floor to waist high in just seconds. This table is of the commercial grade so it's 10 times the unit the HF thing is.
I also built a table extensions for trikes and wheels so I can roll it around even when fully loaded. Now when I look at the HF unit I am so thankful I went with this one instead. I believe I paid $695 for it including shipping.

One thing about HF tools - if they are electrical plan on using them just once. Anything else plan on welding reinforcements or doing some sort of modification prior to being able to actually use it. I picked up a bead breaker which works just great however I had to weld a bracket to it for MC tires.

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby Mooseman » Sat May 10, 2014 9:23 pm

I bought the lift table from HF. Love it. I have been replacing brake and clutch lines and it has made that choir much more bearable. I got the ride in front wheel chock and mounted it to the front of the table. Can ride the bike up and when in the chock get of and then tie down with straps for safety. Not impressed with the chock that comes with the table.
As far as the lift with the arms. Go to their web site and get the skew number. Then call around to the different HF's till you find one that has it in stock. Beats paying for shipment.... Or ask them if they will order it for you??
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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby rottiman » Sun May 11, 2014 7:58 am

Don't waste your money, it's a straight up piece of crap. Another Chinese "wonder".

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby GLRT » Sun May 11, 2014 8:03 am

rottiman wrote:Don't waste your money, it's a straight up piece of crap. Another Chinese "wonder".


I guess I would recommend looking into a more solid commercial grade unit but if you can make it work then it's better than laying on the floor or using one of those center lifts.
You do get what you pay for in most cases.

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby Pam » Mon May 12, 2014 12:23 pm

I bought the 1000 lb lift from Princess Auto here in Canada, and love it. I has the wheel chock which is kind of poor but could be up graded. I am working on a virago right now and it makes things so much easier than crawling or laying on the floor. When not in use I slide it under the from end of the camper.

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue May 13, 2014 11:03 am

Table lifts are all good and well for many bike projects but don't appear that they would work to well if you wanted to remove a wheel. Just an observation.

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 13, 2014 11:53 am

OnPapasWing wrote:Table lifts are all good and well for many bike projects but don't appear that they would work to well if you wanted to remove a wheel. Just an observation.


Most tables have a piece below the rear wheel that drops out, so you can put the bike on the table, set it on the center stand (or otherwise raise the rear wheel), then drop the wheel out.

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue May 13, 2014 8:43 pm

That's pretty cool. Some smart guy was thinking. It didn't make sense to me otherwise.

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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby Bogator » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:26 am

I have one, and the price was 299.00 got a coupon from Rider mag, the chock needs changing first off ---but it is a good table, yes you do have to foot peddle it up ==but --it is not hard to do. and as for as getting what you pay for ----I did not have 800 to 1000 to pay for one that works with air ---so ---I have used it 2 or 3 times in the three years that I have had it. hope this helps. GOD BLESS ---ps it has a drop out for the rear wheel.
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Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lbs lift table

Postby OnPapasWing » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:40 pm

Gotta love those HF coupons. I know that HF isn't all that sometimes but for the occasional use they have a lot of things that are hard to beat. And then when they throw the coupons in... I'm a fan. LOL

The bad thing about the table is having to store it. Unfortunately my garage isn't what it used to be. Got shorted when we purchased this place. Previous home had a much bigger garage. But I still have a garage where I can work on stuff, so no complaints. And I do have one of their bike lifts that I got for a song. Not bad for someone who can't carry a tune. Hahaha




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