Just in case anyone needs one, Harbor Freight has a 20 ton shop press on sale for $159.99. I know, stuff is made "overseas" but not much can go wrong with a shop press, except maybe the hydraulic jack.
I know I find my 10 ton press quite useful.
I got 20 years of good occasional hobby use out of my HF shop press, then the hydraulic cylinder blew a seal. Tossed the cylinder and bought a nearly exact replacement at Lowe's, press is now good as new.
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Huh?? Or are you saying you drop by Eric's if you need a press?
That works too!!
BTW,He's also a friend of mine, but the hour drive to his place kinda puts the kibosh on running over there for a small project for me!
Had a 10 ton from hf and at around 9 tons all the metal structure turned to plastic and started to sqwish every wich way. Had to weld supports all over it. Ended giving it to some I didnt like.
I've never had to exceed 2 1/2 tons pressure on any model T work I've done. Can't imagine having to press using 10 tons pressure. Am I misreading my guages?
The 20T HF presses are built way better than their 10T presses. I have a 20 Ton and bought it on a sale for the same price a year ago. It is a great press for the money and will serve general stuff with ease. I have used it to press on bearings on modern car projects.
Now if you were considering trying to press stuck spring perches out of a front axle, that may or may not hold up. Some of those buggers are in there real good.