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10-19-2007, 10:08 AM
I am looking for some plans to build a hydraulic shop press, does anyone have a set?
10-19-2007, 12:45 PM
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.
10-19-2007, 05:43 PM
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.