Hi-Lift Jacks bear a mark of quality

If you’ve ever bought a new Hi-Lift® Jack, you’ve probably noticed “rub marks” on the front of the upright steel standard bar. These rubs or scrapes aren’t manufacturing mistakes or finish defects. In fact, we refer to them as “Testing Scars”, and these scars are a purposeful part of our manufacturing and testing process.

A pallet of Hi-Lift All-Cast Jacks ready for shipment.

Prior to each Hi-Lift® Jack leaving our facility, they are tested twice to ensure quality, load capacity, and functionality. At the end of the Hi-Lift® Jack assembly process, every Jack is tested to ensure it will support its rated load capacity of 4,660 lbs. Each Hi-Lift® is then moved to a testing machine where each Jack is lubricated and lifts and lowers a 750 lb. load. It’s at this point in the testing process that every Hi-Lift® Jack earns its “Testing Scars”.

These scars are proof to our customers that we care enough to make sure that every Hi-Lift® that leaves our facility is a quality tool that is dependable and reliable. Our goal is 0% defects, 100% customer satisfaction. “Testing Scars” are just part of that process.

Hi-Lift Cast-Steel Jacks waiting to find a new home.

If you’re someone that is more concerned about a blemish-free Jack than its dependability, well then, we’re sorry. There are ways to touch up the finish on your Jack by using over-the-counter paint. You can usually find similar color paints at most hardware and automotive stores. But in the end, for over 100 years, we’re more concerned with the quality and reliability of every Hi-Lift® Jack that leaves our factory.


  1. jack moore on June 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    well ive been using the jack since i was 12 to 14 ears old it was always called bloomfield jack never knew why for years thats what the man called it i lived in linton and grew up using them and still do the jack has lifted everything in the world i cant live without it thanks and have a good day

  2. Rick Hyatt on March 28, 2020 at 12:41 am

    Bought my Hi Lift jack in a Western Auto store in 1970 it still works…. it is the welded and not the cast version. Needs a repair on a crack but that is minor. Very pleased with its performance! 50 years old and still lifting loads!

  3. Tim Sorensen on April 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I would like to know Country of manufacture for the HL-485 (48″) model before I buy. Thank you!

    • hi-lift-jacks on May 9, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Tim, thanks for your question. Hi-Lift Jacks are produced in Bloomfield, Indiana USA. We’ve been in the same location since 1895!

  4. JR on December 10, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I bought my Jack 2nd-hand over 20 years ago. How can I tell if it’s a genuine Hi-Lift or a knock off?

    • Steve Dowden on December 12, 2022 at 8:00 am

      The best way is to send us some pictures and let us review it and advise. Send pics to sales@hi-lift.com.

    • JR on December 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm

      Ok thanks. Sending.

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