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Arbalest

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New Press
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:55:37 PM »
Well new to me anyway ;D It's a Sweeney & Blocksidge number 2.


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Re: New Press
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 07:01:10 PM »
Impressive...

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: New Press
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 10:21:29 PM »
It is impressive and looks well made...not what i was expecting, but certainly a nice find!!

Bill

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Re: New Press
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 10:50:24 PM »
I was thinking of getting one of those Chinese Arbor presses but I just happen to see this little Fly Press. I say little, but it still weighs up to around 300 lbs according to some data I've seen. Took some effort to get it on the bench!

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Re: New Press
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 12:13:09 AM »
I think you made a fine decision on this one!!

Bill

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Re: New Press
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 02:51:37 AM »
Never used a fly press....looks good!

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Re: New Press
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 09:17:49 AM »
Do you also have the ball counterweight that fits on the other end of the handle?

Paul.

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Re: New Press
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 10:45:49 AM »
It did'nt have the ball that goes on the top of the handle. Surprisingly these are still available at modest cost. I will buy one if I feel I need it.

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Re: New Press
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 11:02:33 AM »
Nice bit of kit, well spotted.
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Re: New Press
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 11:11:47 AM »
The ball that fits on the handle allows a bit more "punching power", or impact. Doesn't alter the power for pushing in bushes etc unless you bump them in with a bit of a swing.

Paul.