Picked up this old Walsh Screw Press a while back
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    Default Picked up this old Walsh Screw Press a while back

    Bought this at a auction when nobody else wanted it lol
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    From the heavy wheel rim and the two handles projecting downward from it I would say you bought a Fly Press. An extremely coarse thread would confirm that.

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    Looks good congrats
    Could be a fly press or just a screw press. Can you show pics of the threadded screw? Does the ram/screw stay up by itself or does it spin down on it own? Both have advantages.

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    Default here is a better photo of the Walsh Press

    I hope this helps
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    That helps. It looks like the screw is holding up the upper platen. This makes it a screw press instead of a fly press and you can use it to clamp things and hold them (like a giant c-clamp) Where a fly press would be more of blend between pressing and hitting due to the fast advance of the ram. This makes fly press good for forging metal. Fly press can not hold pressure like yours can.


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