Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Modifying an Arbor Press

  1. #1
    rgsparber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    419
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 629 Times in 242 Posts

    rgsparber's Tools

    Modifying an Arbor Press

    This work was done by "TinkerJohn" as you can see in this Youtube video:

    "TinkerJohn" has come up with a brilliant yet simple modification to an Arbor Press that lets the user easily adjust the angle of the cross bar. His video says it all.

    My meager contribution here is to show you a few pictures of how I followed TinkerJohn's design and to tell you that it works great!

    If you are interested, please see

    http://rick.sparber.org/TJAP.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.

    Thanks,

    Rick
    Rick

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to rgsparber For This Useful Post:

    C-Bag (08-28-2017), Moby Duck (08-30-2017), rossbotics (08-29-2017), Seedtick (08-28-2017), Sleykin (11-16-2017), thehomeengineer (01-17-2018)

  3. #2
    C-Bag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    California, central coast
    Posts
    720
    Thanks
    689
    Thanked 829 Times in 466 Posts

    C-Bag's Tools
    Thanks for posting that. That is a simple but brilliant solution. Those of us who don't have a arbor press with a ratchet on it always struggle to get the angle on the handle for the best best leverage advantage and this cures this problem. I have a Jet 3 ton arbor press and the only problem is it might take a couple of tries to get the right angle because of the long stroke.

  4. #3
    Paul Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Yorba Linda, California
    Posts
    1,132
    Thanks
    4,838
    Thanked 1,208 Times in 596 Posts

    Paul Jones's Tools
    What a great suggestion. Thanks for sharing.

  5. #4
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    2,460
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked 2,219 Times in 1,083 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    on my arbor press I simply allow the stem to make contact with the part then slip the shaft out enough to rotate it to achieve the desired handle angle
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Frank S For This Useful Post:

    Sleykin (11-16-2017), Toolmaker51 (11-07-2017)

  7. #5
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,087
    Thanks
    334
    Thanked 639 Times in 580 Posts
    Thanks Rick! We've added your Arbor Press Modification to our Brakes and Presses category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


  8. #6
    kquiggle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Southwest Michigan
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts

    kquiggle's Tools

    A modification of the mod

    This is a nice tool mod - and very easy to do. However, I didn't like the idea of losing a bit of travel on my small arbor press, so instead of grinding two teeth off the rack, I milled out a small section below the bottom tooth instead. Turned out to work just as well, and I didn't lose any rack travel. See the link below for more details:

    https://sites.google.com/site/lagado...rbor-press-mod

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to kquiggle For This Useful Post:

    Paul Jones (11-08-2017), Seedtick (11-07-2017), Toolmaker51 (11-07-2017)

  10. #7
    Jon
    Jon is online now Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    12,830
    Thanks
    2,419
    Thanked 3,868 Times in 1,566 Posts
    kquiggle - is that your site? Looks excellent. Feel free to add a link to it in your forum signature, so that people will be able to see it with each post you make.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    Paul Jones (11-08-2017)

  12. #8
    ncollar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    264
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 117 Times in 86 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kquiggle View Post
    This is a nice tool mod - and very easy to do. However, I didn't like the idea of losing a bit of travel on my small arbor press, so instead of grinding two teeth off the rack, I milled out a small section below the bottom tooth instead. Turned out to work just as well, and I didn't lose any rack travel. See the link below for more details:

    https://sites.google.com/site/lagado...rbor-press-mod
    kquiggle
    Nice to see you used the proper tool and love the idea of an area that was just there waiting for a smart person like yourself to use. I remember that project in an old Popular Mechanic or similar magazines. I believe they removed it from the top because like most arbor presses we have blocks and pins to finish pushing.
    Very nice, thank you for sharing
    Nelson

  13. #9
    Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    1,024
    Thanks
    2,204
    Thanked 1,050 Times in 584 Posts

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    on my arbor press I simply allow the stem to make contact with the part then slip the shaft out enough to rotate it to achieve the desired handle angle
    Last shop had a big Dake copy, more impression than copy, more [derogatory Asian term] than Dake for sure. There was no restraint collar on left side of pinion. Size and height of press vs little old me, always had to re-position arbor. Hazardous endeavor sometimes, free falling ram might be 30+ kinetic pounds (?) in a small surface area. Ouch.

    I deduced how far the pinion needed to retract so a different rack tooth could be engaged and bored a collar to that depth, with diameter a close slip on the section, retained by capscrew through same side.
    AFTER the ram contacts work piece...handle is re-set for efficient press. Usually pushing a keyway broach, those aren't tolerant of a lot mistakes.


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; 11-07-2017 at 08:48 PM.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Toolmaker51 For This Useful Post:

    Paul Jones (11-08-2017), Sleykin (11-16-2017)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •