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Ulma Doctor

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#1
I bought the HF 6 ton press to easily take a small press into the field.
my 20 ton press doesn't move easily.
the new press is inexpensive and simple to assemble but it has an Achilles' heel..

the press can't pass objects larger than 1" between the frame rails on the bottom support.
this severely limits the capabilities of the press for pressing bearings from shafts.
my mod opens up new possibilities.
i used my vertical mill to remove the excess material in the middle of the rail with a (edit) 1" 4 fluted endmill.
Enjoy!

HF Press mod1.jpg HF Press mod2.jpg HF Press mod6.jpg HF Press mod3.jpg HF Press mod4.jpg HF Press mod5.jpg
thanks for looking!
 
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Thanks for the idea I've been thinking about buying the same press from HF now that there on sale 20% off that brings it down to about 59.00 dollars, thanks Rick
 

Ulma Doctor

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Thanks for the idea I've been thinking about buying the same press from HF now that there on sale 20% off that brings it down to about 59.00 dollars, thanks Rick
Hi Rick,
i'm happy you'll get a bargain on the press!
i hope you post your mod, i'd like to see how another would do it. :)
 
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