is this press big enough?
I'm going to be re-gearing my axles myself in a few weeks and I need a press. Do you guys think the harbor freight 12-ton press will work? I know the 20 ton is a good price but I just don't see enough reason to justify getting it. I know a guy with a 50 ton press if I really need something big.
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Originally Posted by mike481 View Post
I used a HF 12 ton for my press when I did my axles on my cj. No issues whatsoever. (also used to to get ball joints out) Get the 12 unless you plan on eventually doing a press brake or using it for somehting beefier.
I tried to use the harbor freight 12ton and bent the press lower beam befor the crush sleeve budged on my pinion. It worked well for the bearings though.
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