I snapped my little 1-ton arbor press in half. Buying a new one had two big problems. The price has gone up, and the fundamental problem was still there: cast iron in tension is weak. A better option to try was to mend what I had. This mode restored my press to full capability. It isnít good as new because that crack is still there. But if I had made this mod before the failure, I could claim the press was better than new.
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