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    bearing press I made out of mainly 3" channel iron and bought the jack at walmart. Pins are 5/8"

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    That is a nice press and the first I have seen here there was always some talk about presses and breaks on the old sit but this is the first pic.What did it cost you to build Gnewby. looks like you have lots of room in ther to expand (longer stroke or whatever)if need be...JPC

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      I think I probably have about $60-65.00 in it. I used some used metal I had around here for part of it and only ended up buying the jack and about 6' 3" channel and the pins and paint for it. I think it is probably alot stronger then ones I have seen at any of the tool sales.

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      • #4
        I think you are right the harbor freight presses are ok but $65 and strength is better...JPC

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        • #5
          hey gnewby, I like the press man !

          what is the top piece ? is it a piece of I beam or is it 2 pieces of C channel back to back or what ??

          I think i'll make me one, how many tons is your jack or maybe a more approriate question is how many tons of jack do you think the press frame will handle ?

          - jack

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          • #6
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            The top piece is two pieces 3" channel butted up to each other and welded together. The jack I have on it right now is a 6 ton jack as it was the biggest Wal-Mart had at the time but I have no doubt the press is as strong as the 12-ton presses I fashoned it after.

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            • #7
              thanks for the info gnewby.

              what is the piece sticking down made out of ? I assume it's solid ?

              - jack

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              • #8
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                It is made out of a piece of 3/4" rod about 8 inches long I welded it onto a piece of 1/4 inch thick plate just big enough to fit inside of the 3" channel then welded the plate inside of the 3" channel. The bottom of the jack sits directly above the channel so all this gives it plenty of strength.

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                • #9
                  thanks for the info gnewby, think I'll start picking up the pieces to make me one ...

                  - jack

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