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Old 02-02-2019, 02:11 PM
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It's not uncommon to find threads on the end of press cylinders, especially older, heavier stuff. As others have said you must ensure that any pressing forces are on the end of the ram and not on the threads. Although the press we have right now has internal threads on the end of the ram I prefer slip-on type tools; they're much faster to change than threaded types. If you've got an inch or more of fine thread it takes a while to run one adapter off and another one on. And you never want to press directly against the end of the thread--it doesn't take much to mushroom the end and then you've got a problem as well.

As far as the press is concerned you won't find anything better than OTC. They make (made?) good stuff. What other things did you see that you didn't like?

Measure twice and cut once...or...wait, was that the other way around?
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