Most of us have taken foolish chances over the years. This is not from laziness, but from being industrious, wanting to get results, finish the job, go on to the next item on the list, etc. We say to ourselves: oh man, I really should get that (ladder, extension cord, floor jack, correct tool, whatever), but my neighbor/friend/kid hasn't returned it yet. This substitution will work just fine for this little job.
I've done the above in the past, but I (mostly) stopped.
An added incentive to use caution is that, when a serious accident occurs in the home or garage, family members are often onsite. A serious accident harms more than the victim, as loved ones will usually witness the results, then call the local fire department. Those tragedies change more than the victim's life. His survivors never forget it.
So, think of your wife/partner/friend/kids before you take that shortcut. You'll be helping them as much as yourself.