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    Question Shop press recommendations?

    Looking for an air over hydraulic shop press in the $1k - $1.5K price range, in other words equipment you would be proud to have taking up your shop floor space. I would also like to use it as a press brake.

    Here's a 45 ton press from Greg Smith Equipment (there's a store about 120 miles away.)

    Nice Baileigh 30 ton press (I really like this one.)

    This Arcan has a two stage pump - I like it!

    Any others?
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    I went with the Baileigh 30t unit like you linked, here is my thread: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...ons-worth.html


    If I where to do it again, I might upgrade to the 50t just to get the table winch-but it's double the price. I wish they offered that as an option to the 30 model.
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    Oh dang, I should have done a search here before starting a thread, sorry 'bout that. Thanks for the link Kenny. I asked for a quotation on the 30 ton Baileigh so we'll see if they beat their website price. Dear wife would have a fit if I spent $3k on another piece of equipment, I've already pushed the envelope with the top and tilt kit from Brian (I'm doing some blading today and wish I already had the kit installed.)
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    John, I would go with a hand pump operated press. To often. air over oil pressure gets away from you and...SNAP, pieces are flying. Much more control with a hand pump. Just my 2˘, Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwmeyer View Post
    John, I would go with a hand pump operated press. To often. air over oil pressure gets away from you and...SNAP, pieces are flying. Much more control with a hand pump. Just my 2˘, Bob.

    I am not sure about all of them, but on mine you can still use the hand pump. So you could make the large movements with air (faster and easier) and then use the handle (included) for fine control.

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    I can't imagine anyone needing more than 25-30 ton capacity for occasional press or straightening work. Unless you're doing Class 8 truck, construction equipment or bulldozer repairs you definitely don't need anything in the 50 Ton range.

    I used to own a 25 Ton Nugier press like this one:

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    I sold it before a corporate relocation. Great press but larger than I needed at the time. I have an inexpensive 10 Ton Hydraulic press now and it's fine for an the occasional hub bearing or straightening job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwmeyer View Post
    John, I would go with a hand pump operated press. To often. air over oil pressure gets away from you and...SNAP, pieces are flying. Much more control with a hand pump. Just my 2˘, Bob.
    Thanks Bob. From what I see out there, the air over hydraulic presses all have a manual pump feature but I will make sure whichever one I buy has a pump handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I went with the Baileigh 30t unit like you linked, here is my thread: http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...ons-worth.html


    If I where to do it again, I might upgrade to the 50t just to get the table winch-but it's double the price. I wish they offered that as an option to the 30 model.
    Could you fabricate you're own winch?
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    I built my shop press so that it is a woodsplitter,, too,,,
    It takes up little more space than the presses shown



    I use it more as a press than a splitter,,







    It stores up against a wall, I roll it out to use it,,,



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    Wow, that is a slick home build!
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