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Looking To Buy a Shop Press

Post  Dave C. on January 8th 2014, 7:32 pm

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Post  69F100 on January 9th 2014, 1:51 am

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Post  Wheelie58 on January 9th 2014, 3:04 am

I have the 12 ton Harbor unit. It is great for a home press.
Great for pressing bushings, seals and small bearings.
Of course, you get what you pay for with shop equipment and more expensive units would be nicer and smoother....
Price is right for sure.
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Post  NOS42 on January 9th 2014, 7:57 am

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Post  cool40 on January 9th 2014, 10:45 am

I have a 20ton I got from one of those people who stop by with a truck load of tools.I put a $79 air operated jack on it so I don't have to be in front of it when s**t starts to fly. Lol
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Post  LivermoreDave on January 9th 2014, 11:37 am

cool40 wrote:I have a 20ton I got from one of those people who stop by with a truck load of tools.I put a $79 air operated jack on it so I don't have to be in front of it when s**t starts to fly. Lol

Like most of us I too have enjoyed good service from a simple jack type press. I installed casters and a woven stainless mesh chain that fastens on the press between the work and myself, just in case! I had more than one job pop   affraid   and made me shit my pants! I like the "hands on" feel of the manual operation and the ability to keep sight as the process begins to assure alignment. Always wear safety glasses when operating a press, you don't want to put your eye out!

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Post  yellowhorse7 on January 9th 2014, 2:02 pm

HF 20 ton works great and isn't too $$$$
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Post  69F100 on January 9th 2014, 9:13 pm

I just got a email from HF they have the 12ton on sale for $109 this weekend
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Post  Dave C. on January 9th 2014, 11:06 pm

SOLD!!!!!!  cheers 

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Post  jbozzelle on January 11th 2014, 12:38 pm

Be careful with those pieces of steel they give you to help hold parts while you press them. They're cast and will shatter easily. Found out while pressing in some wheel studs on a hub one day...

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Post  yellowhorse7 on January 11th 2014, 1:11 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Be careful with those pieces of steel they give you to help hold parts while you press them.  They're cast and will shatter easily.  Found out while pressing in some wheel studs on a hub one day...

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solves this
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Post  Dave C. on January 11th 2014, 2:03 pm

Good to know.

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