Made a shop press

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Tool Junkie
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Re: Made a shop press

Post by Tool Junkie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:56 pm

That came out great!
I built a 32 ton rolling head press 20 years ago for a total outlay of $300, and I just completed a 34 inch wide finger/pan brake for it that I have about $50 invested in.
My cousin once told me that, that he could have most anything he wanted, as long as he could make it himself!!!!

Tool Junkie
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Re: Made a shop press

Post by Tool Junkie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:00 pm

I didn't stutter!! Don't know why it shows twice.

That happens!
It's been removed.

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NP317
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Re: Made a shop press

Post by NP317 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:43 am

You can say that again!
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Re: Made a shop press

Post by reubenT » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:39 pm

I made one years ago to press dozer pins and bushings with a 50 ton hand jack. Just a section of heavy H beam with a few things welded to it. It sits in the shop and gets used occasionally. Then I got a 3 ton arbor press from grizzly for doing keyways in bores with a broach set. It sees more use than the other one. Decided that with the cheap price of the arbor press it wasn't worth trying to make it, being I needed a rigid press rod to get even strait pressure, to prevent breaking cutters.

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Re: Made a shop press

Post by spro » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:20 am

Thanks reubenT. I know you tuned it up. Some broaches are for steel and some for bronze. Since you know about the differences, the cutting angles aren't the same.

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