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Old 09-20-2022, 11:07 AM
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Default Small fly press?

I can't seem to find what I'm looking for using any of the terms that make sense to me. I have seen a couple small, bench top style arbor presses that use a rotational top mechanism (like a fly press) rather than the shaft on the side.

I set a lot of eyelets, #8-8 specifically, 1/4" hole size. The holes are pre-drilled and then the eyelets pushed in, then pressed with a standard arbor press now using a die-set and a junky bracket thing for alignment. It has a lot of drawbacks but gets the job done for now. Room for improvement to be had for sure. I could work over what I've got, but due to my mobility issues I'd like to change the direction of motion from a downward force of my arm to a sideways one.

I looked over my hand-tapping machine to see if there might be a way to modify that to work as well, but can't really seem to rig it up. Anyone seen anything like I'm looking for?
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