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Jack of all tools

foot bridgejack
The mechanical scissors jack is a handy tool almost everybody has tucked away next to the spare tire in the trunk of your car or truck.

I used ours today to repair some damage to the footbridge that happened during the last flood.

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what a great use for a common tool. thanks.
Comment by tony bluegoat Fri Jan 13 12:39:01 2012
Our jacks have seen a lot of different tasks, from jacking up the floor beams of an old house to the footbridge project. The only hard part is making sure they're back in the car when we need them!
Comment by anna Fri Jan 13 15:07:38 2012

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