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    Toe Jack

    Hi All

    I am always rearranging my workshop to house new equipment or trying to make more space. I normally use prybars and blocks to lift the machines, to put them on rollers to move them. This is not the safest way for the machine or myself. I am also not getting any younger so decided to make a Toe Lift Jack.

    There are many articles on toe jacks and designs. I have seen many that I have liked and decided to base mine on a box section design. There are three factors that lead me to this decision: Firstly I had the material to hand and secondly it seemed there was little machining required to fabricate the Toe Lift, and thirdly Fabricating meant I can keep my hand in at welding.

    Thank you to all who have posted their designs and ideas for this very useful workshop tool/lifting aid.


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    Welded toe jack ready for painting.

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    Base plate and internal lift support.

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    Fabricated toe lift (photo showing toe lift upside down so the jack location ring which fits the hydraulic jack can be seen)

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    Commercially purchased 6ton hydraulic jack and salvaged tension springs from an old washing machine.

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    Completed toe jack

    Thank you for viewing
    The Home Engineer

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    Not getting any younger goes for all of us.

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    Thanks thehomeengineer! We've added your Toe Jack to our Jacks and Lifts category,
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    Hi
    What size tube and plate did you use please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruedney View Post
    Hi
    What size tube and plate did you use please?
    Regards
    Bruce
    Hi
    The box was 50mm x 5mm and 40mm x 5mm so it would fit inside. The plate was 6mm for the base and 3mm for the top and some 6mm angle. The ring was made from a piece of tube to fit the top of the jack. To finish the jack I used cheap poundshop spray paint and a 40mm plastic tube end cap. The return springs are from a washing machine. It was all off cuts and bits I had around the workshop. I had to buy the Jack which was a cheap Ebay purchase about £10 (I think)
    Hope this helps
    The Home Engineer
    Last edited by thehomeengineer; 07-31-2018 at 02:35 AM.

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    That's awesome

    Thanks heaps. I need one of these to move the bridgeport

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    Hi can you send me the planes love this I too am always moving machines

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    sorry i made it up as i went along out of scrap bits of material around the shop. The square tube is 50mm x 5mm wall and 40mm x 4mm so it slides in side the larger box. Other than that it was made to suit the jack. hope this helps
    The home engineer

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    Ok well I think I have the idea.
    Many thanks


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