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12 tonHydraulic presses?


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Ah well have a look at some of the home builds on here I am sure something will catch your eye.


The main drawback to using such a press for hot working is they are too slow. Better for cold bending, pushing off bearings and etc.


You might check out second hand tool dealers if you want a forging capable press.


If you look at the thread about bowl making tools started by Kurgan, I posted a link there to a couple of videos of my bowl tools on my old 12 tonne Hi-Ton press..that cost me less than 300 sterling and is fast enough for hot work. I have punched and drifted Ø50mm holes through 50x50mm steel with it....



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