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: @SteamEnginePsycho Casting can be ordered from PM Research. Google PM
Research Steam Engines and you should get their website. --John--
happymark1805: Nice mod, I wonder why the manufacturer never came up with that idea, but
i'm sure when they see this video they will :-)
Roy Lewis: @johnrob281 John, another great thought, which, of course, I didn't
consider: "throat size" as in band saws. Sold! Cheers, RL
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Thanks for following along and for your comment. John
Duckyistrippin: Horizontical is a legit word....dont let anyone tell you any different ;)
ugotit33x: Great Idea
Rudderman: Just purchased my first AP and found this video. What an awesome idea!
Thanks for sharing this with us John.
SafeArmsReview: very cool modification - I just picked up an arbor press & this will help a
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @shellman1973 Thanks for your comments and for following along. John
baconsoda: That's a brilliant idea! I just checked mine - all the teeth are there so
I'll be getting the angle grinder out tomorrow. Thank you, that handle
position issue was the one thing that was bugging me. Best Wishes, Brendan.
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @MrLeonard55 Thanks for the comment and for following along. --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. John
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
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @rlewis1946 Roy, Thanks for the comment and for following along. I think
that for the difference in price, I'd get the larger one. I think the extra
space between the ram and base would be handy. --John--
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: @kingjamez80 Thanks...it really is a handy mod to have. Hope yours works
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. --John--
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @baconsoda When i was watching your video this morning, I remembered the
mod I did several years ago that might work well with your 'top hat"
fixture. So I grabbed the camera and went out to the shop to make a quick
video. Hope your mod works as well as mine does. All the best, John
Roy Murphy: Great idea. Thanks for sharing it.
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Thanks for your comment and for following along with my videos. John
Wiltshire Man: John, Is that a pop can meths stove next to your arbor press? 73 Sandy
Jim McPherson: Great idea. I'm off to do this to mine right now!
SteamEnginePsycho: I see you have finished the PM3 where can you buy the sets from? online
Hammy411: Good idea!!...I believe I've seen this also done in a machinist magazine as
well.....I just bought my arbor press and I'm planning on doing the same
mod as well...along with cleaning up some rough spots in the
casting....this type of work can be expected when buying a Power Fist tool
from Princess Auto here in Canada.
Bob N: fantastic simple and easy thats great.
MsQuickshift: Good Idea John
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @camochannel1 Simple and easy....that's the way I like them. Take care..
shellman1973: John ,once again your videos are so smooth and to the point,with great
ideas. They are a definite must see for me. Please continue to share your
ideas with us..... Thanks!
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. 73 John/W5CYF
coderpitt: If you grind it down below the last tooth, you don't loose height and it
works the same. I got my HF 1 ton arbor press on sale and I just made the
mod and it works great. My next mod will be to drill the hole to insert
Roy Lewis: Great idea! I'm going to Harbor Freight here in Atlanta, (Lilburn) tomorrow
to look at an arbor press and will certainly keep this idea in mind!
There's only about $15 difference between the 1/2 ton and the 1 ton models;
which would you choose? Thanks for all the good videos you post! Best
wishes Roy Lewis Atlanta, Georgia USA