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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657531
21/08/20 10:30 AM
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Bob,
Yes, I do have a tilt lift - 2 things - 1 - I made 4 wooden “ramps” which I drive up on as the lift will not slide underneath otherwise due to the lack of ground clearance and 2- you need a very powerful drill to drive it - I find I need to manually start the process until about 6 inches up when the effort is easier and the drill can take over- otherwise it’s v easy to burn out the drill motor!

I find it’s quite easy to place the lift to get which ever end desired to lift first and I have never had the car slide when on the lift - I do chock the on-ground end though and I do put a prop under the “up” end before venturing underneath for safety!

Recently I had my drill stolen so i’m On the lookout for a sufficiently strong replacement which is proving difficult - I tried an impact wrench, but that succeeded in snapping the pin in the rod joiner of the mechanism!! Any views on suitable drill would be good if you have them.

Cheers!


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657545
21/08/20 11:38 AM
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Robbie

I haven't bought my lift yet - I'm currently looking for something that will allow my obese frame under the car in comfort and a tilt lift looks like a reasonably priced solution.

As for drill's I have a choice of either a 1000w Black and Decker I bought from Argos years ago or an SDS 850w drill I purchased from Lidl to break concrete. I'm assuming that either of these will do the trick.

I see that Argos does a 1000w SDS that will function as a drill for fifty quid https://www.argos.co.uk/product/4533102

Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657579
21/08/20 01:54 PM
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I have a CJ Autos tilt lift, for years now. I have never used it successfully. My garage floor is not smooth, it is heavy and takes up space. If my garage floor was smooth instead of rippled concrete it would be better. I am open to offers.


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657596
21/08/20 02:33 PM
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Seems that what is saved in cost is lost in time, effort, frustration and probably non use, I doubt the 850W and 1000W drills would be powerful enough.


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657626
21/08/20 04:20 PM
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I'd doubt either would be uptown the job - you need a drill with a mechanical speed reduction the generate enough torque at low revs.

I could be wrong though. - forgot the mention the rough/carpeted/cushioned floor problem


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: britmog] #657640
21/08/20 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by britmog
Seems that what is saved in cost is lost in time, effort, frustration and probably non use, I doubt the 850W and 1000W drills would be powerful enough.


How powerful is the drill that you use on your Easy Lift?


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Re: Tilting car lifts - help please [Re: Roady] #657643
21/08/20 05:59 PM
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I use a 1000W (10 amp here in the US) 2 speed 1200-3500rpm drill for the EZ Lift, I found the 850W drill struggled and was slow. The dual screw action on both sides of the lift makes it an easier process for the drill to lift the vehicle.

Last edited by britmog; 21/08/20 06:22 PM.

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