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    Gunco Rookie tr501's Avatar
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    Postak shop press

    I am looking for some plans to build a hydraulic shop press, does anyone have a set?

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    Gunco Good ole boy kernelkrink's Avatar
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    Don't know about any free plans online, but several sites sell them for $6-10. You don't really need plans, all you need for a press is a bottle jack and some steel framework to support it. Look at some catalog pics and/or snap a few cellphone cam pics of one at a store and you should be able to duplicate it. However, unless you have a good supply of "free" scrap steel to draw from it would probably be cheaper to buy a HF unit when it's on sale.

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    Gunco Veteran AKarl_12's Avatar
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    I built mine for $50.00 in scrap steel, I had the bottle jack.
    Some cuting & welding and I was done.
    It is like the Harbor Freight 20 ton, I got a 17ton on it.

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