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Posted: 2/10/2006 7:33:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 7:33:51 AM EDT by usmcanglico]
HF has the 12 ton A frame on sale for $79. Is the A frame the one that most of you use? The also have the H which is a lot more.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:47:45 AM EDT
Personally, I prefer the H press. I have used a 12T for flats, but I decided to buy the 20T. The frames are welded (less flex) on the 20T. HF retail has the 20T for $179 now and if you use the 20% off coupon, it is below $150.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:02:10 AM EDT
The "H" frame press also has more clearance for pressing barrels etc.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:15:54 AM EDT
Dale, does that mean the "A" frame doesn't have enough clearance for barrel pressing?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 10:29:31 AM EDT
I'm on a budget, so if I can get by with the A frame price I would be saving half of the cost of the H. Anyone out there with the A frame have anything to add - pros cons.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 10:36:13 AM EDT
What's it cost to have those things shipped?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 10:41:27 AM EDT
well I just did some searching and saw that some prefer 20 and some can get the job done with a 12. Also saw shipping was like $9 conus in some post. I have a store close by.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 10:55:00 AM EDT
Got it today. Will have it together by tonight.

Link Posted: 2/10/2006 11:08:03 AM EDT
let m know how it is
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:11:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 6:11:30 AM EDT by Lonerunner1]
I have the 12 ton H frame. The only thing I don't like about it as the pressing bar frame has a lot of play in it sideways between the rails which can cause some problems when trying to line up smaller pins. I cut a thin peice of 3/8" wood and ran it along the inside of the rails and it took most of the play out. When I really need to get it tight, I jam a small pin in the other side between the press bar frame and the rails to eliminate all sidways movement.

Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:16:45 AM EDT
I have the 12 ton h-frame. much better after I welded it together. welded shims into the ram to limit side load . plenty of power for what you want to do.I looked at the A-frame but I don't think it has the height you need. R1150R

Link Posted: 2/11/2006 3:55:08 PM EDT
Well let's just say - long story short - I got the 20 ton on a great deal.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:13:50 PM EDT
Anybody have one from Northern Tool and equipment? There 12 ton H frame is $89
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:59:51 PM EDT
How about Homier...Their 12-ton is only $49.99.

Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:40:37 PM EDT
Homier kills you in shipping, about $50.00.
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