Is it it me or is everything you buy these days made of cheap materials? The other day myself and number one son managed to buckle a trolley jack. The jack cost 200 Euros and number son wasn't an happy bunny.
Did he throw it on our scrap metal/ treasure recycling pile? Oh no. He gets out the gas and cutting torch and cuts out the weakened steel. Then he got some 12 mill plate steel and cut out two replacement pieces and even reinforced it with additional steel. Half an hour later, much welding and the jack was back at work under a tractor.
The jack back at work. It's a lot stronger and just needs a lick of paint. A welder and a cutting torch are useful pieces of equipment on a smallholding.