Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by gavinat0r Perfect!!
I had my eyes on one of these for a while and did a good bit of research before I pulled the trigger. I have a relatively small 24'x24' garage with 8.5' ceilings, so I couldn't use a full size lift and I also needed something I could move out of the way when I didn't need it. The ease of portability and small size makes this perfect. Dannmar has several extremely useful videos on the their website, as well as YouTube.
Buying from HomeDepot.com worked best for me because I saved on sales tax and it was free shipping to the store. I didn't want to pay the hefty lift gate fee other dot coms were charging. Shipping was much faster than anticipated. With my personal truck under the knife, I couldn't use it to pick up the lift, so I rented the truck from the store and asked them to load it close to the edge. Once I got it home, all I had to unload it with was a cheap engine hoist and chain. I was afraid it would be too short to pick up the 800lb load but it worked like a champ and had it unloaded by myself in a matter of minutes and had the truck back to the store before the hour was up. Looking back at it, I don't believe I would have been able to unload it out of a regular pickup bed unless I had an overhead crane and the way they assemble it for shipping would make it difficult to take apart in the back of a pickup in order to unload the individual pieces.
Set up was really simple, tedious, but simple. If you're considering a lift, it's probably safe to say that you're mechanically inclined so I won't go into the assembly. Make sure to use plenty of teflon on the fittings and make sure they are tight. My local store didn't offer tool rentals, so I went to the china made tool store and purchased their SDS hammer drill (on sale) and the 5 piece bit set that included the 5/8" bit but had to go to Home Depot for the 7/8" SDS bit. I also purchased a laser tape measure for lining up the lift. While you're out, stop by the parts store and get some white lithium grease and the recommended transmission/hydraulic fluid for the lift because it is not included. I was unsure on exactly where to setup the lift and spent a little time laying out where I thought it would work best for me. I ended up mounting it about 10' from the garage door opening and 120" wide (from backside of post to backside of post). I probably could have went a few inches wider but I still wanted room to walk around the lift by the wall and still be able to fit 2 cars and a motorcycle with the lift mounted. The kit comes with shims for irregularities in the floor (didn't realize mine was so uneven). Once I got the posts leveled and shimmed, I wrote down how many shims I used next to each hole with a Sharpie. Since I'll be moving the lift frequently, I'll make something to mount on each post to hold the bolts and shims. Bleeding the hydraulic system is very straightforward. For that matter, the included directions are pretty darn straightforward.
In the end, 100% by myself, it took me about 7 hours to unpackage the lift, make a few trips to get the above mentioned items, assemble the lift, and put my car in the air. The ease of portability opens up more location options. I ordered more of the Wej-it anchors and plan to set up the lift where I can turn one post 180 degrees and move the other post to the opposite side of the shop and have 2 locations I can use the lift. It's too early to tell the durability but it appears to be a very sturdy, well made lift and I will definitely recommend it to anyone that doesn't have room for a full size lift.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by 12345 Great lift, perfect for home shop
This is the perfect garage lift for a home shop. Self install is not too hard if you have a strong back and good hammer drill. It took me 6 hrs to install initially mostly due to how long it takes to bore 10 holes in 6 inch concrete. Works great. I had one small part defective, called the Mfg. And they sent it out immediately. 4 ft lift is really perfect for home with a mechanics roll around chair. A 6 ft lift means working over your head and standing the whole time. It is a little pricey, but the quality is great. It has quick disconnect Hyd. Lines at each post, so you can leave them in place and store the motor and lines if desired.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Greg MAXJAX
Superb Quality and Excellent Install Instructions make this an ideal product for the homeowner who wants a safe lift (48") that is functional and portable.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by VanMan70 Horrible Service, Great Product
Very user friendly and easy to set up , have been wanting one for many years.
great christmas present from the wife
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Stomkins1 Maxjax installed.
This is a great lift for home or a shop. I have an 8 foot 4 inches ceiling, with the open garage door and the garage door opener I have about 7 foot 11 inches. The Maxjax fit perfectly. I wish I could send a picture but there is nowhere to attach it to this review.
October 26, 2014