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Offline longbowman

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Hydraulic presses
« on: August 27, 2018, 02:19:37 PM »
Do any of you use a manual hydraulic press for knife making?

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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 04:24:31 PM »
 Yes indeed.  They are pretty nice to have.

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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 07:58:49 AM »
What type do you use or recommend?

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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 09:08:16 PM »
I have a homemade "C" type press (open on one side, built with big I beam).  A good buddy welded it up for me and I assembled the parts after consulting Batson's Hydraulic Press Book - which is very helpful if you are going to build your own.  If you are going to buy one, check out Coal Iron presses - I have been following those guys for a while and they do very good work. 
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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 10:02:03 PM »
I built a 24 Ton "H" press using Batson's book. I have been using it for a few months. I can take any size stock and turn it is to usable size in minutes. What an eye opener!

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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 09:06:37 AM »
Nice build Ben - I would be interested to see how you fit dies on the unit.  Very clean

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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 10:20:34 AM »
Benjy,  Very nice, thanks!

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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 08:06:33 PM »
Nice build Ben - I would be interested to see how you fit dies on the unit.  Very clean


Oops, sorry, posted the wrong picture... Here you go.
TGMM Family of the Bow
ZIPPER NITRO 64" LONGBOW 50#@29"
ZIPPER SXT   60" RECURVE 52#@29"
ZIPPER SXT   64" LONGBOW 71#@29"

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Re: Hydraulic presses
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 01:23:16 AM »
oh nice benjy :shaka:
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