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Portable press

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by Old Doug, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Old Doug

    Old Doug Senior Member

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    Does anyone have or use a portable press. The place were i work dosent have a press so i have to drive home 8 miles or go to a shop thats 4 miles away. I am replaceing the bushings in the top links on a KW 4 bag. I hauled 2 home tonight 2 press in.
     
  2. still learn'n

    still learn'n Senior Member

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    Depends what you are calling portable. I made a h style press where I work I would transport it wherever I needed it if I had to.

    I also made another press that uses the all thread I use in my hollow ram. It has holes in 1" plate that are braces so I can either use 3 or 4 rods whatever I need to in the situation. Hyd Press.jpg
     
  3. daveyclimber

    daveyclimber Well-Known Member

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    Enerpac makes some portable c frame presses in 5, 10 and 30 ton. But they are spendy. Looking for a used 10 ton to press plain bearings into cylinder eyes and linkages on my mulcher.
     
  4. Mike L

    Mike L Senior Member

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    I bought a hollow ram cylinder and electric over hydraulic pump from eBay. It’s not the most powerful thing I’ve ever used but I bet it’ll do what you need. I have less than $600 in the setup
     
  5. daveyclimber

    daveyclimber Well-Known Member

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    Hollow cylinders are on the list for sure. Thanks