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#16 Alc OFFLINE  



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Posted May 18, 2016 - 05:40 AM

If you were concerned of tipping maybe only use casters for one end , mounting them so it only raises the press say 1/2"  , add 1/2" spacer to the other end and put threaded anchors in the floor like I did for my bender , you can keep it tucked in a corner the bring it out where the anchors are put in 2 bolts while you use it ,



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Posted May 18, 2016 - 09:30 PM

I have wheels on one end of my small band saw and a handle on the other and just tip it up and cart it around when I want to move it.


I set my 2' sheet metal brake up like that. Works well. We have 2 presses at work and they skid well without wheels on smooth finish concrete floors.



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Posted May 19, 2016 - 08:16 AM

NO WAY would I have wheels on my 20 ton press

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 10:43 AM

I'm waiting also for their next sale but I wouldn't do casters either. If you have to, go with an out rigger on each side. This could be a pair of 4x6 timbers with the press legs through bolted in the middle or use steel. These might work but for me it would take up too much space. Let us know what you do.
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Posted May 23, 2016 - 10:12 AM

If I came across one in my price range I would set it up in the back yard. Coat of paint and some lube on jack to keep it from rusting. I don't require a press often. In fact last year when I needed a press I parted with $20 at machine shop at end of my street to do the deed.

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