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Can a OBI punch press be used as a hot metal press


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I watched a demo at Bob Bergmans years ago
They used cold punch/chisels to forge lines and designs in cold metal and also made a penny scroll in hot iron.
Said most important is to have the belt loose enough to slip if the material is too much to move in one whack. If you break the crankshaft the machine is junk but if the belt slips then you can make changes

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Thanks guys , not sure why my search didn't turn up anything yesterday, today I got a few results. I now understand the limitations of this type of press if it was a bit smaller I would try just running it by hand as seen in another thread and youtube vid but I think this machine is too large, even as it is priced below scrap :(

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