On Wed, Jun 30, 1999 at 09:41:55AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I want to buy a press. Any ideas on what to look for?
My only advice: DON'T buy the 6-ton HF press. I bought it, just got
done with a wheel-bearing ordeal. The thing is too narrow to support
the steering knuckle from my SAAB with the bearing properly centered.
I managed to do it, but it wasn't really safe or sane. Also, the
6-ton output appears marginal. I'm selling mine, now. At a loss.
When will I learn? I should have just paid the local shop to do it
and saved my pennies for a better tool. When I get back from my
vacation (in November), I'll be looking for a better press. But I'll
probably look for some huge, old 1950s behemoth that weighs a zillion
tons. The electric/pneumatic one they have at a local machine shop
sure works slick.
Matt Liggett <email@example.com>