Author Topic: Hydraulic press tooling ... what to get?  (Read 7086 times)

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Offline SmallCog

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Re: Hydraulic press tooling ... what to get?
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2022, 02:33:59 am »
I'm probably a naughty naughty boy but I've put a heck of a lot of sockets into hydraylic presses over the years

If you can justify a 3/4" drive socket set it's not just handy for undoing large fixings, also handy for pressing.

Pretty sure colinfurze is abusing a modified brick bolster for shaping metal in his press

https://youtu.be/E1dTwm8Lmpc?t=615 (whole video is worth a watch but linked to the bolster)
 

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Re: Hydraulic press tooling ... what to get?
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2022, 02:59:33 am »
I'm probably a naughty naughty boy but I've put a heck of a lot of sockets into hydraylic presses over the years

If you can justify a 3/4" drive socket set it's not just handy for undoing large fixings, also handy for pressing.
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Me too, lost count of how many times I used a 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" or 3/4 drive socket for drifting something although usually in one of my 6" Record vices that are as good as a small press ..... for small pressing jobs anyway.

Once you've owned a 6" Record vice to hell with bothering with anything smaller.  :horse:

A place I worked decades ago had a 60 tonner press and no way you'd use a poor socket in that beast.  :scared:
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Re: Hydraulic press tooling ... what to get?
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2022, 03:24:27 am »
Sockets are often handy, I haven't squashed on yet doing such things with them, but I'm sure it's possible if one doesn't think. Best I can tell good safety (I.E. a lack of explosive disassembly events) and results on a press is all in a well thought out setup.

If the press is flat on top put a piece of plywood or whatever on top to act as a shelf to hold tooling.

Keep large bearing races and whatnot, I've often pushed in a new bearing that had to go below flush using an old one lightly ground on the OD to slip into the bore, and then on the shelf it goes.

Cardboard box underneath with some extra cardboard or rags in the bottom is also handy so you don't have to catch things as they're pressed free or worry about them getting dinged up hitting the floor (or vice versa).
 


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