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DIY Hydraulic Shop Press

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While taking a welding class I saw a homemade rig similar to this sitting in a corner of the shop. It seems to me like it would work well for simple pressing jobs, like pressing a steering stem into a triple, or bearings into a swingarm ect. If I'm wrong on it, if anyone can add any suggestions on improving design, or other possible uses, please post up.

One trick obviosly is that the jack would have to be centered, which could be done, possibly by welding, or bolting the jack to the lower plate. Since the top of those bottle jacks usually screw in, it might be better to weld that to the floater plate, that would allow the point of contact to be centered at all times.

Disclaimer: I havn't made one myself, but I have full intention of doing so. This is just a sketch based on something I observed.

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DAMN dude! That is one hell of a DIY project! Rep points for that one!

By "hell of a diy project" I didn't mean that it's too tough or anything, I just mean that's an awesome thing to be able to build yourself (thanks to you) rather than shelling out a bunch of dough for it!

Thank you very much for this awesome DIY!
Candyman said:
Well I can't take credit for thinking of it first, honestly before I saw that homemade one yesterday I'da probly had to shelled out the money to have someone do the work for me:jpshakehead.sml:
While that may be true... if it weren't for you posting how to do it on this forum we probably would've shelled out the money too... SO... regardless of who designed it... thank YOU for posting it! :party-smiley:

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