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Old 10-11-2017, 07:57 AM
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So 2 years ago I got a 20 ton press. It has done most of the tasks I've asked of it, 2 it failed at. I have found a Dake 150ton tire press:

http://www.dakecorp.com/products/tir...e-press-33-587

near me for under $1k and I'm seriously thinking about it. I have no NEED for it, but the fact that its local and cheap(its at auction and right now under $500), I can't stop thinking about it. What are your thoughts?
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:59 AM
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I swear I put this in the mechanical section.

Could a moderator move it please? Sorry for the trouble.
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What are your thoughts?
My first thought was. "sure, why not?", then I started reading the specs.
"ram speed 1.5 inches per minute."
That doesn't sound as universally useful as your 20 ton probably is.
Then I see that the ram return is by gravity.
Anything you put on it will be squeezed from the bottom up, not the way I think of a shop press working.
I wouldn't want the damned thing taking up space in my shop.
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Not ideal for a shop press, but it sure would be fun for squishing stuff.
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If ya got the $ for it, go for it. You could build a ram for the top and use the existing power pac for it. Even if you only put a 60 ton cylinder on it, that press will stand up to the abuse.


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Not ideal for a shop press, but it sure would be fun for squishing stuff.
1. There is a reason it is cheap. Not really useful in its current configuration.
2. It would make a hell of a cider press.
3. If cheap enough you could buy it modify it for a top down press. But I
... would keep your 20 tonner for most of your work an use this one for when
... you really need to fuck something up.

Story about #3 a friend and neighbor rebuilds CNC for a living, and does
spindle rebuilds for side work. He was rushing one day and pressed a part
onto a spindle backwards. Yeah, it was really bad. The right way was a press
fit the wrong way was a 0.030" friction weld fit. We found a local shop with a
750 ton horizontal press. We got the collar off but bent a 5" diameter spindle
in the process. Ira's nickname is "Spindle Bender" now... Good lesson in not
rush critical operations.
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If anyone is interested:
http://www.govliquidation.com/auctio...tTo=USD#bidBox
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:47 PM
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While it still went cheap, it was out of my price range (just looked, didn't watch the end).


I'd have been mad if it went for 190 the last price I saw it at.
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While it still went cheap, it was out of my price range (just looked, didn't watch the end).


I'd have been mad if it went for 190 the last price I saw it at.
Don't feel a bit bad I looked at the pictures and someone disassembled the
ram and the bore has significant rust in it. Not worth the almost $1000 it
sold for. It was a pig in a poke.
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