Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 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 5.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by PCBYTC Overall, I recommend it, I wish it wasn't from China though.
I've had a Trailblazer, a Saturn Ion, and a Grand Caravan on it so far, (The Caravan was the toughest to balance) The unit is good overall, some annoyances like you really need to center the car, which means either you crawl out the back or leave in neutral to roll it (all newer cars won't let you shut off the ignition unless in park, so now I have to disconnect the battery) No issues with strength, this thing is a beast. (each column weighs 300 Lbs, but they roll very easily) I was disheartened by the "Made in China" sticker, and it does show on the pump & valve assembly (not the best quality, definitely acceptable, but not what I would call "industrial quality")
Assembly instructions were lacking but understandable, it was packed & shipped extremely well (I got some nice leftover steel for other projects!)
I love the portability and the feeling of safety using it. It is a good product and I would buy it again. I just wish it was made in the USA.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doodz Time saver
This lift is great for spaces with low ceilings. It saves tons of time getting a car up in the air to work on it.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cwikan lift them all!!
Picked up at store- staff loaded it into my truck for me. Great price- matched local pricing and 24 months no interest way too good for me to pass up!! Bought the 7/8 bit at the store, and in my hammer drill went through the concrete floor quick. easy assembly and much easier to move than I first thought.
122 inch back plate spacing lifts both s80 and xc90 Volvos, Dakota truck, and Boxster- though the XC90 is tight...and then even the golf cart.
great product , great price, unbeatable terms...Thank HD for making it impossible for me to say no!!!
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poopstabber excellent lift
Great for low ceilings. Easy to install as long as you have a heavy duty hammer drill.
September 23, 2014