Dan Knight: Nice! I may do this, I end up with this problem all the time. Great idea!
John Ricci: Nice work sir! I too have done the dental work to give the rack in my 1ton the hillbilly smile and replaced the original 11" (effective length) handle with a sawed off at the end 25" breaker bar which at mid point matches the original full leverage and at full extent doubles it! I had been making some washers for electrical work and my cheapest compatible blanks were pennies with a 3/8" hole punched in the middle. I can almost not feel the punch penetrating with the new handle.
Jericho Arroyo: Awesome! Modified mine as well.
321berber: that ratchet idea is pretty cool. i think its quite annoying to get the right handle position with the arbor press. i will probably copy your mod!
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Thanks for following along and for your comment.
MsQuickshift: Good Idea John
Duckyistrippin: Horizontical is a legit word....dont let anyone tell you any different ;)
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Thanks for your comment and for following along with my videos. John
Rudderman: Just purchased my first AP and found this video. What an awesome idea!
Thanks for sharing this with us John.
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Russell, thanks for watching and for your comment. The teeth should be completely ground down as much as possible to avoid interference with the arbor. Hope this helps.
Russell Verdin: John I have a question for you,
when grinding down the teeth should I grind them down flush
or should I leave them raised just a little?
The reason I'm asking is in your video it looks like the teeth are slightly raised
and not ground down flush.
Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated
ugotit33x: Great Idea
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @shellman1973
Thanks for your comments and for following along.
Roy Murphy: Great idea. Thanks for sharing it.
SafeArmsReview: very cool modification - I just picked up an arbor press & this will help a lot.
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @SteamEnginePsycho
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baconsoda: @johnrob281 Well, I did the mod this morning and it is a great job. I only cut two teeth off and it worked fine. The only issue was that I was out in the 'shop at 6am and busting to get going but an angle grinder seems to quadruple it's volume at that time so, out of respect for my wife (fear?) and not wanting the neighbours to break my windows, I held off until 10am. I have the camera set up to show what I did and try to give your mod more exposure. Video this evening.
Best Wishes, Brendan.
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @happymark1805
Thanks for following along with the videos.
I agree, it looks like something that should already be in the design. It's easy enough to make the mod.
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @g0vqw
Sure is, i've made those things for years and am amazed at how well they work and can't beat the price!
BTW: It looks like you've been doing a lot of camping lately...I like that Honey Stove.
Wiltshire Man: John,
Is that a pop can meths stove next to your arbor press?