Turning a Harbor Freight Hydraulic Table Lift into a Go-Kart Stand
In this video, Dave of Make Something extols the virtues of the $180 Harbor Freight 500 lb. Hydraulic Table Lift (along with some of his other favorite HF shop tools).
He already has one of the tables for lifting up stuff in the shop, but in this video, he gets a second one to customize for a specific purpose.
Dave is a Go-Kart racing enthusiast. Since he does the racing alone, he needs to be able to unload, move, and work on his racing kart by himself. Specialized stands to do this cost upwards of $800. Using the HF table, he’s able to build his own for much less.
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