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#1 Reverend Blair OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 10:11 AM

I've been looking for a decent used arbour press for a while, and figured with Christmas coming maybe I'd just put it on the list, along with a vise that actually works.

I'm kind of looking for a 2 ton or 3 ton, more for the extra room than the leverage, since it will mostly be used for pressing bearings in and out.

So I know very little about these presses, except that the bad ones will drive you mad, since they've always been in somebody else's shop. What's a decent one (keeping in mind that we're not rich) that I can put on the list?

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 10:31 AM

I don't know what sizes they have,but Princess Auto carries Arbor presses.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 11:40 AM

I think Princess Auto only carries one now. Take a look at
http://www.busybeetools.com/
They have 1, 2 and 3 ton models. The fellow that owns it is a brother to the fellow that owns Grizzly Tools in the US. I think they scrutinize the products much better than PA.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 03:37 PM

By chance, this showed up today on pur CL. http://newlondon.cra...3449822331.html

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 04:11 PM

grizzly makes some decent arbor presses. Not what your looking for but old world anvils sells some nice fly presses that really interest me. With an assortment of home made dies iit would open a world of fabrication opportunities.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Greenerd is a good brand. You can buy direct from them (www.greenerd.com) or get one used from Ebay. They are pretty expensive new, though. I have a short write-up about my greenerd press on my website here: http://www.heinfamil...m/ppp/press.php I think that Dake is also pretty good, too

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Lewis Welcome to the site!! You have a nice website. As for the bent handle on your arbor press. Well I don't think I've ever seen a used arbor pressthat the handle was not bent? Seems someone has to put a cheater bar on the handle to get more power?

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Welcome, Lewis. Nice press you have there. Compass looks cool too.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Lewis,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.




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