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WTB- Compound Ratcheting Arbor press

jeff76

Cast Iron
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Location
Ohio USA
Would like to find a good sized compound ratcheting arbor press. Would prefer a floor model but may consider one of the larger stand mounted models. No brand preference but hopefully something other than an import. Dake, Atlas, Famco, Greenerd, to name a few I'd consider. Im near zip code 44875 which is in Ohio so hopefully something nearby as I dont wanna drive too far and shipping might get kinda pricey for something like this.

Thanks,
Jeff
 

Bucket

Plastic
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Location
Altoona PA
Not my ad. Not super close either. Might be worth the trip?
15 ton Greenerd ratcheting compound arbor press with hand wheel...
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metalmagpie

Titanium
Joined
May 22, 2006
Location
Seattle
That Greenerd is an awesome machine if it's not worn out. I'd drive 2 or 3 states to get it.

I totally agree that waiting until you can find a compound arbor press is the way to go. I have a Famco 3-1/2C that came out of Boeing Surplus and I use it all the time! It's one of my most favorite machines ever.

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gbent

Diamond
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Location
Kansas
I am another who would like a mechanical press. As for why? For light force work its much faster. You get a feel for the amount of force required, and how the part is moving. The hydraulic just doesn't care, the part is going to move. If something is not right, its still going.
 

eKretz

Diamond; Mod Squad
Joined
Mar 27, 2005
Location
Northwest Indiana, USA
Why do folks use these types of presses versus a hydraulic press? I have both but rarely use the manual press.

Stuart

Depends on the work you're doing. For cutting keyways with a broach for instance, much nicer to use an arbor press. Moves way faster, plus you get a feel for the amount of force and how smoothly or not things are moving. Hydraulics have their place too though. Ideally I'd want to have both in a working shop.
 

eKretz

Diamond; Mod Squad
Joined
Mar 27, 2005
Location
Northwest Indiana, USA

jeff76

Cast Iron
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Location
Ohio USA
I'm no longer looking as of this past weekend. I picked up a #4 Atlas. Needs a little work and cleaning up but should come out nicely I think. I know the pictures are poor quality- maybe I can get some better ones after I finish it.

Jeff
 

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jeff76

Cast Iron
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Location
Ohio USA
I think I saw that one on FB marketplace? Nice press.
Very possible- Thats how I found it. There were actually 2 different #4's listed there recently. The first one was linked here by Alcro above but that one sold before I was able to make it up there. The one that I purchased was in the same general area as the first one but listed slightly later.

Jeff
 

eKretz

Diamond; Mod Squad
Joined
Mar 27, 2005
Location
Northwest Indiana, USA
Very possible- Thats how I found it. There were actually 2 different #4's listed there recently. The first one was linked here by Alcro above but that one sold before I was able to make it up there. The one that I purchased was in the same general area as the first one but listed slightly later.

Jeff

Either way, I really like that height adjustable table. Very handy.
 








 
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