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Can anyone recommend a press

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That wonky bolt is comical haha! :lol: Its difficult to actually get a tap started that wonky unless they went straight in with the plug :rofl:

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Tapped with a hand drill :)

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You don't fool us, we're all always in the 'middle of tidying' ;)

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Just now, Cynic-al said:

You don't fool us, we're all always in the 'middle of tidying' ;)

I think we're all guilty of that.... although my workshop is generally just a sh!thole :P 

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9 hours ago, Cynic-al said:

You don't fool us, we're all always in the 'middle of tidying' ;)

Hahahahaha no deception, genuinely clearing out. As I'm clearing up I'm finding all this carp  treasure I've forgotten about or ment to fit ages ago that now needs doing.....Kind of brings us as to why I needed the press in the first place.

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On 09/10/2017 at 9:59 PM, Cynic-al said:

Probably a bit late but I bought an engine hoist from this company and they seemed pretty good. Which ever you get in sure it'll be handy! The hydraulic jack ones are definitely better than the bottle jack ones.

 

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/hydraulic-press

I'm watching this thread with interest, is it worth paying the extra £80 for the ram type as opposed to the bottle jack type?  Is it that much more manageable?

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2 hours ago, Gazzar said:

I'm watching this thread with interest, is it worth paying the extra £80 for the ram type as opposed to the bottle jack type?  Is it that much more manageable?

A few advantages over the bottle jack type would be;

- Ability to slide the ram from left to right for awkward jobs 

- Pressure gauge on most which is handy

- The pump arm is at a more suitable height and not directly above whatever you're pressing

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Yes, those are real advantages. Having the crank beside you make sense.

Thanks.

G.

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I made my own based on the pictures below. Mine is the same expect uses a 10t body repair jack. Several bits of I beam cut by supplier. Sliding truck dead easy to make.
Sliding truck is very useful.
I may upgrade later to a more powerful ram & electric pump with gauge.

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