I haven't had to weld mine yet and I've been horking on it pretty well.
I did just recently replace the bottle jack with a pneumatic one to
save my shoulder.
And yes, a large assortment of metal bits, tubing and such are always
recommended as accessories.
At 08-09-2006 at 16:45, Shakespearean monkeys danced on Doug Braun's
keyboard and said:
>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.