Powerbuilt 647513 Heavy Duty engine stand review
This engine stand is distributed by Alltrade company. They are making different types of lifting and garage equipment, including engine stands. This Powerbuilt 647513 engine stand can support loads up to ½ ton (1000 lb). You can store most 4 and 6 cylinder engine blocks on this stand. Powerbuilt engine stand provides good build quality and affordable price.
The construction of this engine stand is made from a heavy duty steel. The stand consists from multiple square steel tubes. The construction of the stand has been painted in red color, similar as you will find on majority of other engine stands. The total holding capacity of the stand is ½ ton (1000 lb), but we recommend to test the stand with lower weights before attaching a larger engine block with weight close to the storage limit of the stand. This engine stand can be disassembled for transportation or storage, and the stand comes disassembled so you will need to assemble the unit. As the construction of the stand is pretty simple, it should take less than a half an hour to assemble the tool. All parts of the stand are holding together with mounting screws that are included with the stand. We found that some welds on the hoist were not that pretty, but still the construction of the engine stand looks and feels durable.
Mounting plate and arms
The Powerbuilt 647513 engine stand is equipped with a 360 rotatable mounting head. On the front of the mounting plate there are 4 mounting arms that allow to attach most engine blocks to the stand. On top of the stand you will find a locking pin that can be used to lock the rotating head into certain positions after 60 degree rotation of the head, so you can position the engine stored on the stand in multiple positions to allow more convenient repairs to the engine block. The mounting plate of the stand is easy to use and allows attaching many types of engine to the stand, however it may be difficult to turn the head of the stand with heavier engines stored. For better movement of the head, put some grease on it after few uses.
Legs and wheels
Powerbuilt 647513 engine stand has got a single leg design as most engine stands with storage capacity up to ½ tons (1000 lbs), and 4 casters under the stand. Two front casters can be turned 360 degrees that increases the maneuverability of the stand. Two back casters can only be moved to front and back. The stand feels pretty stable and rolls easy even with heavy engine blocks stored on the stand. Engine stands with 4 casters are more stable than stands with 3 casters, which is important, when large and heavy engine blocks need to be stored on the stand.
Size and weight
Dimensions of the packaging are 35×8.5×8 inches (89×21.6×20.3 cm) and the weight of the unit is 48 lb (22 kg).
- Stable and durable steel construction
- ½ ton (1000 lb) storage capacity will fit most 4 and 6 cylinder engine blocks
- Good price for a ½ ton (1000 lb) engine stand
- May have few problems when storing large and heavy engines close to the storage limit, such as the head of the stand gets difficult to rotate