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Old 02-23-2020, 08:54 PM
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I'm not quite sure what type of mounting system I'm going to end up with that will make the gauge easy to move wherever I want, but I've envisioned the use of magnets.

For tonight's test run, I used a cheap welding magnet.

Here it is with the gauge mounted to the face of the press. I've seen some presses with the gauge in this approximate location and it is definitely an improvement over having the gauge down low by the pump and facing away from me.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:56 PM
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Better yet, I move the gauge down right to the arbor plates, where I can see it without having to take my eyes off the work.

This is likely where I'll keep it for the foreseeable future. If any of you have any better ideas for a better magnetic mount or a different type of mount altogether, please let me know.
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:09 AM
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Location wise I would probably move it enough to keep it away from the line of fire if something launches out of the press
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:02 AM
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I would agree with “out of line of fire”. Maybe you can come up with a adjustable arm that can swing it in to a place convenient to what you are working on.

A strong magnet should hold the gauge. I tend to take used computer hard drives apart for the magnets in them.

How much does the hose flex when it pressures up though. It might straighten out and undo the magnet.


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