Harbor Freight • MSRP: $79.99
Its not the size, it’s the number of pumps and the maximum height that counts when comparing floor jacks. The compact Pittsburgh Automotive Rapid Pump racing jack is rated to 1.5 tons and constructed from aircraft-spec billet aluminum. It’s small enough to slide under bodies as low as 3.5". There’s a protective padded handle to limit unnecessary body dings, and it can lift to a maximum height of 14.75" in just five pumps of that handle. Universal joints attached to a twisting handle control the descent at any angle, and the jack only weighs 26.8 lb.