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Old 01-17-2018, 05:22 PM   #26
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a 2 post lift would require WAY more extensive installation.
4 posts is like a table, as long as the legs don't buckle your fine, doesn't matter where you put the load on the table
2 posts. . . .different story, they're going to be cantilevered with anything other than a absolutely perfect weight distribution front and rear, so I seriously doubt the average homeowners 4" concrete slab will handle that.
Put all the anchors down in that slab you want, if it cantilevers hard enough it's just going to rip a footprint right up out of the floor.

The reinforcing they use in those things, if any, is basically rusty chicken wire about as heavy as a coat hanger
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:50 PM   #27
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I wouldn’t say invalid I would say doesn’t apply to your situation . My mistake saying shop not garage. If your looking into 4 post lifts I’d also look into 2 post lifts. They can be a lot more useful depending on what your doing. Its almost impossible to remove a car or truck body with a 4 post lift. However you can park under a 4 post and have 1 more parking spot.
I would agree that a 2 post would be more usable (unless you have a Lotus, which really benefits from a 4 poster) but then you're talking a ton more money for both the lift and for installation. It also requires more care using the lift. Off balance and a car can fall off. (cue the yellow elise half off the lift picture). A 4 post is more friendly if you screw up. Sure, you could drive off and rip off a mirror or forget to put the ramps on. Even if a cable breaks, there are safety stops like a cog railway, so it won't come crashing down. You can't do wheel/tire work easily on a 4 post but there are special jacks that can be installed to solve this.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:32 AM   #28
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What does everyone recommend for a good workbench? Everything I see online is either flimsy or way over priced
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:45 PM   #29
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3/4 inch horse stall mats. Tractor supply stores have them in 4x6 sheets. My entire garage has these. Makes kneeling an laying on your back an pleasure. Clean super easy. Durable. Etc.
You drive/jack on them? Or just position as needed when working?
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:46 PM   #30
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What does everyone recommend for a good workbench? Everything I see online is either flimsy or way over priced


I’ve been looking for weeks
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:09 PM   #31
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You drive/jack on them? Or just position as needed when working?
Drive and jack. My entire garage floor is made up of them.
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:58 PM   #32
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What does everyone recommend for a good workbench? Everything I see online is either flimsy or way over priced
If you have a couple tools and some know-how (or like watching online videos) you can build a sweet bench, shelves, etc out of wood pretty easily. Prime and paint it and presto, it's luxury! Plus if you build it correctly, it's ridiculously strong. My 0.02!

EDIT: Also wanted to throw in that I'm against the epoxy/polished concrete in a garage that actually functions as a garage. I've been doing these floors for a while now and can tell you, you don't want to stain/damage your floor like that. MAYBE I would go with a low grit grind & seal. But I'm loving the horse mat idea! Lots of great info in this thread already.

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Old 01-20-2018, 03:59 PM   #33
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If you have a couple tools and some know-how (or like watching online videos) you can build a sweet bench, shelves, etc out of wood pretty easily. Prime and paint it and presto, it's luxury! Plus if you build it correctly, it's ridiculously strong. My 0.02!
My buddy has a lot of wood working tools, I thought about going this route
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Old 11-23-2021, 02:05 PM   #34
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I also use the Epoxy floor as it's the best option for a garage. Besides that, the entire garage is filled with shelves. There I keep all the stuff I want, not only the tools. For my tools, there are a couple of toolboxes right under the shelves. I like everything about my garage, except the damn door. I thought buying a cheaper door would be a great idea. Well, at least the guys from https://www.easyfixnashville.com/ are happy as they have a lot of work with that damn door. I've got the door four months ago, and they have fixed it a couple of times already. They told me it was terrible and it would keep getting broken.

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