When I pulled the /6 engine out of my dart I just rented one. It was big
and solid, very inexpensive to rent (like $15 or 20 for a weekend), and I
didn't have to store it afterwards. It 'felt' better to use than a cheap HF
one I had borrowed from someone once. Getting it home was easy, it had a
trailer hitch and just towed it behind a tiny pickup.
If you need one often then by all means buy one for the convenience. If you
need one only once in a while, by all means rent one for the convenience.
> From: Steve Hammatt[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Reply To: Steve Hammatt
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 1999 9:29 PM
> To: Shop Talk NG
> Subject: Any words of wisdom re: engine hoist?
> I know we've covered everything about engine stands, etc. but now
> I'm looking at getting a roll-around, fold-upable, standable in the corner
> type engine hoist. You know the type with the hyd cylinder and hand pump,
> legs that fold up (but still have 4 large casters on the ground), etc.
> I didn't see one in Harbor Freight online.
> Any suggestions?