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I've got a 15 Te one Stephen & at times it feels like its working for a living, I wouldn't buy one with a lower capacity.

If you don't want to purchase one your welcome to use mine, only over in Blackburn.

That's a kind offer thank you !

I have a bit of space available and was thinking, that whilst i don't expect to use it that often, I do want to work through the 90 and replace all the bushes for new standard ones. Plus the a frame ball joint....

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I've got a 20t if you want to drop whatever you need pressing by my work you can pick it up the next day no probs

.... If you can't get it in with a 20 it's probably not ment to go in on a LR....

Tempted to change the jack on mine to a pneumatic one

I went with one of these http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/200647032212?nav=SEARCH. Really impressed and happy, could and probably should have made one in hindsight, hey ho.

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I went with one of these http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/200647032212?nav=SEARCH. Really impressed and happy, could and probably should have made one in hindsight, hey ho.


Interesting. I was going to gather some steel to make one. But by the time I've acquired the steel and the jack, painted it, etc...doubt I'll save much out of £150. If I may, why do you think you should've made one?
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I don't think that at £120 you could beat that cost building it yourself

However I've always thought that the manual jack is a bit of a waste and I should have had the option to swap it for a pneumatic jack at £30 extra over cost

I have a welder and a plasma cutter so when you have the tools to hand you kind of think there is little else in it if you can source steel offcuts cheaper than buying specific lengths of steel

Again at 120 you would struggle to beat that cost plus depends what value you put on your own free time

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I don't think that at £120 you could beat that cost building it yourself

However I've always thought that the manual jack is a bit of a waste and I should have had the option to swap it for a pneumatic jack at £30 extra over cost

I have a welder and a plasma cutter so when you have the tools to hand you kind of think there is little else in it if you can source steel offcuts cheaper than buying specific lengths of steel

Again at 120 you would struggle to beat that cost plus depends what value you put on your own free time

Unless you were to use something like reclaimed RSJ's I think you'd be hard pressed ( pun intended ;) ) to get materials at a price to beat that.

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Unless you were to use something like reclaimed RSJ's I think you'd be hard pressed ( pun intended ;) ) to get materials at a price to beat that.

And if you make it yourself you tend to over engineer it a bit, which for a press is a good thing.

I had a cheap 10t press which I weighed in when scrap was at a high price :-/

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short answer from me, no not made one.

longer answer, think its been done on Pirate4x4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Pqq_UY1S0

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/shop-tools/1069653-c-frame-press.html

(the bending tooling is on the next page after the "C" press.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hO4SX4f1b0 (concept the same and a few good tips here).

Looks like a really good full (start -> finish) post here http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/communities/mboard/showthread.php?23321-My-DIY-press-brake-1

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