Torin T26801 engine stand review
Torin has produced another high quality tool that will help your in your car repairs – Torin T26801 engine stand. This engine stand can hold engines up to ¾ ton (1500 lb) capacity. This is an average storage capacity as most engine stands can hold from 3/8 ton (750 lb) to 1 ton (2000 lb) heavy engines. The stand is simple to use, has got a sturdy design and good overall build quality. The purpose of an engine stand is to hold an engine and allow to perform repairs to the engine easier. Engine stand can also be folded by placing the legs of the stand upwards. This way the stand takes up less space when stored.
Torin T26801 engine stand has got a high tensile steel tubes in square shape. The stand is very sturdy and durable and will take engines up to ¾ tons (1500 lb) without any problems. Construction of the stand is very stable, so you can be sure that it wont trip over even when larger engines blocks are stored on the stand. You can see the quality of the construction just by looking at materials used to build this stand, additional support mounts to increase the durability, as well as the quality welding areas between the parts. Engine stand will work great for supporting v4 and smaller v6 engine blocks.
Torin engine stand is significantly heavier that many 1 ton (2000 lb) stands, which points to the durability and stability of the stand. One thing you need to know is that this stand is pretty wide that can make it a problem to place it between legs of an engine hoist. The stand comes with mounting instructions and can quickly assembled.
Mounting plate and arms
Torin T26801 engine stand has got a mounting plate that can be rotated 360 degrees, to allow accessing engine block from various positions. The are 4 mounting arms on the plate. Mounting arms can be adjusted to fit most engine blocks. The stand does not come with bolts to mount an engine to the stand, so you will have to buy them separately. The rotating head can be fixed into position with a locking pin, so you can fix the rotating head and the engine in any angle you need for making repairs to the engine block stored on the stand. On the back of the head there is a turning bar that allows easier turning of the head and engine.
Legs and wheels
This engine stand has got total of 5 casters. Most engine stands at this capacity comes with 3 or four casters, but Torin has made a stand with 5 casters that provides better stability of the tool and allows for better movement of the stand when it is loaded with an engine. 2 back casters can be moved only to front and back, while the middle caster and 2 front casters can be rotated 360 degrees around to extend maneuverability of the stand. As mentioned, each of the casters moves freely even when an engine is stored on the stand. Engine stand has two base posts and one leg that can be folded upright when storing the stand. The leg has got a locking pin that allows to quickly change the position of the leg from folding to working and other way around. When the leg has been secured in a folded position, engine stand will be approx 15 inches (38 cm) shorter in length.
Size and weight
Dimensions of Torin T26801 engine stand in a folded position are approx. 16x33x35 inches (40.6×83.8×88.9 cm) and in a working position 32x33x35 inches (81.3×83.8×88.9 cm). The weight of the stand is 77 lb (35 kg).
- Durable steel parts, heavy and stable construction
- 5 wheels provide extra stability
- Quick folding mechanism that allows to save up space when storing the stand
- Easy to assemble and use
- Pretty expensive for a stand with less than 1 ton (2000 lb) capacity