Long post, please bear with me. I had some pin type Craftsman jack stands (3 legs) from the early 1970s, but I sent them off to the metal recycler. I liked them, but they were old and there was light rust here and there. I had some pin type Craftsman jack stands from the early 1990s, but I sent them off to the recycler too. I never liked them and they were not as sturdy as the ones I had from the early 1970s. Last year I bought some ratchet type jack stands from Harbor Freight. I had to have _something_ that weekend. I Iearned, after further investigation, that most ratchet type jack stands have a cast (not forged) central member. So, I use my two floor jacks as backup and I slide the wheels/tires under the car as a precaution too. I can't stand the thought of using a ratchet type stand that is cast, not forged. I need to get quality jack stands and I need your suggestions on what to buy. Here are my "specs" and use: (1) My heaviest vehicle has a curb weight of 5,016 lbs. (2) My garage floor and driveway are concrete. (3) I would like the maximum height of the jackstand to be at least 21 inches. (4) Sturdy and stable. Overdesigned! (5) Quality and reputable manufacturer. Thank you for your responses.