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Anyone ever figure a way to rig up letter/number stamps on a hydraulic press? Currently I personalize items with the steel at a red color, but I believe I can be way more efficient if I can do it while the metal is cold. However, when cold, the stamps aren’t hammered in as easily. I have a coal iron 12 ton press, and I am trying to figure a way if maybe I can rig up a quick change stamp setup to allow for efficient stamping. The only issue is trying to come up with a stop type of fixture, as if you aren’t careful, you can push the stamp halfway through the material and ruin the piece. Any recommendations or previous setups? Maybe a 1 ton bottle jack would be enough to stamp without over doing it?

 

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There is a significant hazard using a long tool like a punch in a press, any tilt can turn the punch/stamp into a missile. 

Should work okay though but I've never tried. Let us know please

Frosty The Lucky.

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Why not find a piece of pipe with the inside diameter that matches the stamp.  Drill a hole for a set screw to hold the stamp in place.  Attach a handle to hold the pipe and stamp into position over the work piece.

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