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Shop press
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:33:35 PM »
I found a 10 ton bench top press for sale for a pretty good price locally.
How useful is a 10 ton press though?  Obviously more would be better but I'd pretty much only be
using it for bearings and U-joints.  Maybe the occasional bending of metal.

It looks pretty well built and sturdy.  I missed out on a 20 ton press a month ago because I hesitated.
Gotta stop doing that.
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Re: Shop press
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 10:37:21 PM »
He who hesitates is lost grasshopper.
Or as uncle Jab has expressed on more than one occasion,  Doooooh missed out.

Do you have a brand on it?
If it were me I`d wait for another 20 to pop up.
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Re: Shop press
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 10:44:39 PM »
Is it a HF/Princess Auto style Chinese import Bruce? If so, don't waste your money. Both the "A" frame and "H" frame models are marginal. Mostly the frames themselves are crap and can't hold up to the force of the 10T jack that comes with them. I've seen one of these things (an "A" frame) bend like a twig when pressing a hub bearing -- I thought it would give way at any moment. It eventually managed to do the job, but I could not imagine the thing holding up over time.

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Re: Shop press
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 10:47:47 PM »
Yup, get a 20T or none Bruce.  thumbsup2
You boys better hold on cause i'm gonna have to stand on it!

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Re: Shop press
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 11:06:22 PM »
I'll have to agree with the group. I had a 20 ton orange HF press I bought off CL.  The first time I pressed a front wheel bearing off the top beam bent like a wet French fry. Pretty poor quality on that one.

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Re: Shop press
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 11:10:29 PM »
I'll have to agree with the group. I had a 20 ton orange HF press I bought off CL.  The first time I pressed a front wheel bearing off the top beam bent like a wet French fry. Pretty poor quality on that one.

But the 20T is at least big enough you can figure out tweaks to beef it up a little.
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Re: Shop press
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 02:49:11 AM »
Is it a HF/Princess Auto style Chinese import Bruce? If so, don't waste your money. Both the "A" frame and "H" frame models are marginal. Mostly the frames themselves are crap and can't hold up to the force of the 10T jack that comes with them. I've seen one of these things (an "A" frame) bend like a twig when pressing a hub bearing -- I thought it would give way at any moment. It eventually managed to do the job, but I could not imagine the thing holding up over time.

It's a Mastercraft Maximum.  It looks about 10 times as beefy as the Princess Auto one.

Seeing as how most of the goons here said I should hold out for a 20 ton, I'll probably do that.
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Re: Shop press
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 11:18:43 PM »
Never mind Brucey baby I`ll find you one.
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Re: Shop press
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