A while back there was a thread discussing types of lifts for garage use and whilst a 2 post lift or mid rise scissor lift might be more convenient in many ways I felt the cost and space they take up in a domestic garage meant that I should keep researching before I made a decision.
In the same thread, Rainbowj on here, said he was struggling to get along with his tilting scissor lift due to the type of rippled concrete floor in his garage so I PM'd him and we struck a deal as I thought it might be a good compromise and when not in use it can be hung on the wall.
When I went down to visit John, I could see what he meant about the rippled concrete floor and my floor, whilst not perfect, is much flatter. Many thanks to John for the help and explanation of how it all worked. And still having all the attachments and original manual.
I decided to give it a go and whilst I had played with it a couple of time prior to today, I had not fully put it to the test.
As I'm going to be stripping out the fuel tank, I wanted maximum height and stability and I have to say it worked like a dream.
I started the lift by hand to make sure everything was lined up then used my Screwfix Titan 1500 watt SDS drill (about ┬ú60 IIRC) for the remainder of the lift.
Worked like a dream and up in no time lifting in stages to keep the car at a reasonable angle as it went up.
When I had reached the height I wanted (about 23") I put my heavy duty axle stands in place and lowered the scissor lift slightly to share the weight and take some of the pressure off the scissor lift screw.
I'm over the moon with the access I have front and back and if I did need to get to the middle of the car, I could simply lower the lift so all the weight was on the axle stands and wheel the lift out from under the car.
As this was my first proper attempt and I had to develop the methodology it took just over an hour but next time I'm sure I can do it in well under 30 minutes.
It won't be right for everyone but it works for me.
BTW, I did loosen off all the wheel nuts before I did the lift so they will only need a tap when I do come to remove them.