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    shop press

    hi,guys new to the site. I'am look for your thoughts on shop press?? likes and dislike. air vs hand pump or old school hand manual pump. has anyone make one ? what would you do different? thanks daye

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    Re: shop press

    Welcome to the site, if you can afford one a press with a electric motor and pump,directional valve , up and down switch with about 10 ft cord would be ideal. I don't have one personally but at work they are nice. Or you could build one.

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    I've given a lot of thought to building a press. Basically a simple enough project. The part I can't get past though is that all of the pin holes for height adjustment would have to be EXACT or the press would not press straight. That is a lot of holes to drill with precision. Or am I making too much of it?
    I found one a friend did not use anymore and bought it from him. A typical Harbor Freight or similar. But it works and I can modify it to be just what I want.

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    Re: shop press

    Personally, I prefer the hand pump. The feel during a press operation is sometimes critical.

    Scott
    If it wasn't for the last minute I wouldn't get anything done

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    Re: shop press

    I gotter done , heres some pix.

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    Did you build the whole thing?

    Looks great! Good job!

    Scott
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    Re: shop press

    yep, mader all. added a costum hand wheel for the jack release. the black parts on the jack unbolt and I can pull the jack out and use for other stuff.



    note to self:: 40 hours and 100 bucks!!!! next time buy a press.


    Daye

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    That is a very nice setup tigmushy!

    I wish I had room for more shop equipment.

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