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Re: Shop Press?

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Subject: Re: Shop Press?
From: Mark Andy <>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 17:57:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Doug Braun wrote:
> I was thinking of getting one of those low-end
> (e.g. Harbor Freight or Homier) 20-ton shop presses,
> the kind that are built around a big bottle jack
> and a steel frame.
> Are those worth owning, or will they just
> start bending or breaking if you try to get a
> full 20 tons out of them?
> I am restoring a Ford Model A, and I would need a
> press for things like straightening a bent axle,
> swedging new wheel studs, etc.

Mine handles things like that without breaking a sweat.  Well worth the 


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