i have the yellow lift from sears . its aluminum and very easy to use . has a safety latch for just in case. it handles my roady very well. i would highly recommend it .i have no problems raising or lowering it. it is very smooth. i use it for oil changes ,tire changes ,washing, and anything that i am doing to it that allows me to sit on my roller seat and work on my ride at a comfortable height.
Pfheeeww! Finally, another yellow sears lift.
I thought I was the only one.
I took one look at the box, where it said aluminum, and said "Oh Yeah!".
I'm not sure about the HF
lifts, but the handle comes right off of these(it's great when working on the bike, or storing), and it almost slides completely under my rollaway in the garage(I can work it around the rollaway wheels in front, but not the back set). It also comes with a set of risers for working on taller bikes.