There are many floor jack brands that are sold in the market, but one of the brands that have been receiving several good feedback is the Blackhawk B6350 due to its heavy-duty construction and unique design.
Read on our complete Blackhawk B6350 Fast Lift 3.5 Ton Floor Jack Review below.
What We Like
Unique body design
It has a rear caster and a swivel padded saddle that make it easy for you to position it anywhere you want.
Apart from that, it also has rolled frames on the side that adds rigidity and strength to it. Using it is also safe as it has a built-in internal safety valve.
It even has a bypass device that prevents over pumping.
Heavy duty construction
Its heavy-duty steel construction not only provides a safe use but long-term durability as well.
This is the kind of floor jack that you can use for years. Also, it has a capacity of 3.5 ton and it raises vehicles carefully.
This product comes together with a one-year warranty from the date it was purchased. This only means that SFA Companies would be repairing or replacing the product for a period of one year without any charge.
However, the warranty can only be used if the defect is due to either the workmanship or the material used in manufacturing the product.
Fast lift technology
It can lift fast to the jacking point, and once a load is sensed, the raising becomes slower.
Also, its 2-piece handle comes with a padding, preventing the vehicle from getting damaged in case it makes contact with the handle. When it is in full raise, the handle does not go vertical completely.
Easy to use
This floor jack is rather quite easy to use. In fact, it would only take about 4 seconds for you to get it back down as there is a release valve. This one also comes with a manual.
High lifting range
It has a high lifting range, which can give you lots of space underneath your vehicle.
Hence, repairing your vehicle would be much easier. Also, it can lift a car high in a way that you can use it to replace large tires.
What we don’t like
- There is nothing that holds the rubber pad in place.
- It produces a squeaking sound whenever it lifts a vehicle.
- The screws on the side may rust over time and so it is not advisable to be used in the rain.
- It is quite heavy, so you may have a hard time carrying it around.
- It has small rear caster wheels that can get trapped on small objects.
For whom is the Blackhawk B6350?
This product is for those people who are looking for a premium quality and heavy-duty floor jack at a reasonable cost.
This is more suitable for cars with a normal height than the lowered cars. Due to its size, it is also very much stable while its weight keeps it in place.
Tips to Buying Floor Jacks
When you are working on your car, it is very important for you to have the right tools with you. So, you should invest in a quality floor jack.
To help you out with your buying decision, you should first know that there are 3 main types of floor jacks.
The First one is the hydraulic floor jack that is consisting of a trolley with wheels. It eliminates jack lean, but it is also quite heavy. It is most suitable for trucks and SUVs.
The second type is the piston/bottle jack that has concentric cylinders.
The advantage of this is that it has a small footprint, which is suitable for working on uneven surfaces or limited spaces.
However, its free height is very high. It is suitable for lifting high cars.
Another type of floor jack is the scissor jack that is lightweight and does not consume a lot of space.
However, its lifting capacity is limited, but it would be of great use for emergencies as you can easily store it in the trunk of your car.
When buying a floor jack, one of the first thing that you need to consider is the kind of car you would be using it on.
See to it that it can carry your car’s weight. For compact cars, a 2-ton jack will do while for big cars, a 3.5 or 4-ton will be needed.
It is also important to consider the construction of the floor jack. Before buying one, check first the materials that were used in manufacturing it.
Choose a durable one. Although it may be a little bit more expansive, it actually let you save more money in the long run since you will not need to have it replaced or repaired constantly.
The more metal parts it has, the better. Be careful in buying floor jacks that have a lot of plastic components.
Also, keep in mind that the quality of your floor jack can determine your safety while you are using it.
For sure, you do not want to put your safety at risk. Knowing these things will allow you to determine which one is the most suitable to be used for your vehicle.
Just like other floor jacks, the Blackhawk B6350 is also not perfect.
Nevertheless, we can say that it offers a great value to one’s money considering the fact that it does not fall short in design, construction, and functionality compared to other floor jacks offered in the same price.
We close our Blackhawk B6350 Fast Lift 3.5 Ton Floor Jack review by saying that this product is a convenient choice for those who have a vehicle weighing about 6,000 pounds.
It also takes less effort to get the saddle to the vehicle’s lifting point with the use of this tool.