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Posted: 1/31/2006 12:01:26 PM EST
Hi,

Im looking at a 12 and 20 ton press.

Will the 12 get the job done...or only half way? EX. Is the 12 ton ONLY good for bending reciever flats. Or can it also get the barrel pin in and out?

What can the 20 ton press do that the 12 cant?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:14:23 PM EST
you dont even need a 12 ton
you need the size of the 12 ton
but as far as the pressure you could prolly get away with a 1 ton lol

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:24:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 12:24:52 PM EST by Epsilon]

you dont even need a 12 ton
you need the size of the 12 ton
but as far as the pressure you could prolly get away with a 1 ton lol



Are you serious? So I can get everything I need done with a 12 ton press? Can a 12 ton even press pinch the rivets i need pinched?

So I can buy a parts kit and reciever and be able to pop all the pins and pop the barrel out and basically build a complete AK all with a 12 ton press?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:34:23 PM EST
A 12 ton is all you will ever need for an AK build.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:13:01 PM EST
Do yourself a favor and look at this place. A 12ton press for 49$ the same one harbor freight gets 129$ for. Homier prices are never beat.
http://www.homier.com/
Your welcome
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:42:01 PM EST

Thanks for the info, I will have to check them out. As long as they don't kill you on shipping, I'm going to place an order.



Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:41:37 AM EST
For me shipping was $51.70, so going with a local HF and a sale coupon would be better.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:45:32 AM EST
Tonnage is spelled with two Ns.

I would get an 87 ton press.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 12:12:02 PM EST
In many areas you can get on a email list to find out when they are coming to your town for a parking lot sale. $49 and you can just pick it up! check the website and find out how to get on thier mailer.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 2:12:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
Tonnage is spelled with two Ns.

I would get an 87 ton press.



everyone likes alittle ass
no one likes a smartass

go back to playing with your plasic rifles
befor someone drops a house on you
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:33:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
Tonnage is spelled with two Ns.

I would get an 87 ton press.



no wonder you have 14K posts. if they all have the as much valuable information, you are adding a ton to the site.

I second Homier if you can catch them at a local sale where you can pick it up. I got my 12 ton from them for $53 out the door.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 4:03:20 PM EST
I have done all of the operations with a 1-ton arbor press.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 4:31:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 4:33:32 PM EST by Morning_Wood]

Originally Posted By Wombat:
I have done all of the operations with a 1-ton arbor press.



I have done all of the operations with a 0-ton press. Many times over.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 4:42:00 PM EST
I have done two rivet builds from tapco flats without a press.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 7:56:21 PM EST
8ton HF?(it's orange) press borrowed from neighbor works great!
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:15:42 AM EST
The limiting factor with the 12 ton press are the interior dimensions and they are somewhat flimsy.
They are bolted vs. welded together. Having used both, I prefer the 20.
That being said, a large vise and BFH will do just about everything.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:52:09 AM EST

Keep in mind that the shipping on the HF 12-ton is only 8.99 in CONUS.

Superb deal for some really heavy stuff.

I've found my 12-ton to be more than adequate for anything AK-related. If it's not pushing stuff fast enough, just give it a whack on top of the press-plate with a 3 lb. sledge.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:02:22 AM EST
HF has their 12ton A-Frame press on sale now for $79.99, plus $8.99 shipping.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:42:31 AM EST
Why do people seem to prefer the H frame to the A frame? My workspace is kinda small, and Ive been thinking about the A frame as it is a bit smaller.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:00:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Fishpaw:
Why do people seem to prefer the H frame to the A frame? My workspace is kinda small, and Ive been thinking about the A frame as it is a bit smaller.



the A frame isnt as big and will make thangs harder
i totaly agree that the 20 ton is alot better
but i dont think its worth the price tag you can do everthang with a 12 ton
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