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From: God's Country!... Port Alberni B.C. Canada
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posted 03-13-2003 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am going to purchase a press so I can do my own bearings for rearends, etc. Is a six-ton bench press too small? I can't see getting an axle into one. My next option is a 12 ton floor press. The six ton is $100.00 and the 12 ton is $200.00. I'm leaning toward the 12 but have little experience here. Opinions?

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posted 03-14-2003 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted 03-15-2003 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NoBS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

What Steve said. Much easier to make 'bigger' do smaller than 'smaller' do bigger.

One thing about presses is, tooling is just as important as being able to generate force. Things can get screwed up pretty quick if parts become just a little cocked.

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