2-Post Shop Press Plans

2-Post Shop Press Plans

Build your own awesome, simple, and super strong hydraulic shop press with these plans.  We’ve got them.  Plans have instructions, illustrations, parts lists, components, materials and options.  Just add the jack.

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Description

Description

These Shop Press plans are for a truly stout machine.  This is the 2-Post press which is a simple design, yet it will handle requirements of almost any shop or garage.

Press size (height) shown is just one option.  The 2 posts are available in many sizes — or, cut them to the size you need.  This allows the press to adjust to fit many jobs from small to large.  Additionally, the press plates are infinitely adjustable so you can easily move them to the position you need.

The design is very flexible not only to height, but also to power source.  While a standard hydraulic jack is shown, nearly any force source will work.  For instance, a cylinder connected to a pump is fine, as long as the control system is has fine controls.  Or, choose a screw jack for very fine control.  Or, choose several prime movers that you can switch out as your needs demand.  All the choices are up to you.

While these shop press plans do give one anvil design, it is independent, hence variations are easy to make to meet your project requirements.  Also, the anvil moves with the hydraulic jack for direct force, no sloppy mechanisms.

If you need a seriously tough shop press, this is a great choice.

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Do you need more support in your press?  Check out the 4 Post Press!  The design is similar, and also easily adjustable.  The 4 posts offer better control of parallelism while pressing, but it does take a little longer to adjust.

Either of the shop press plans will serve you well for a very long time, so make your choice based on the need for simplicity or max control.

Specifications

Specifications

2-Post Shop Press Plans

  • 2-Post Hydraulic Press design in the Plans.
  • Infinitely Variable Height Adjustment — Set each leg one at a time.
  • Options for 20, 30 and 50 Ton Capacity.
  • Your choice of hydraulic jack, because almost any hydraulic, or screw type jack will work.
  • Although a jack is shown, a pump operated hydraulic cylinder will also work well.
  • Almost any jack with do.  Just insert the needed jack for fine press accuracy.
  • Plans Include one anvil design, however, it is interchangeable with other custom options.
  • Shop press plans include complete blueprints and instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

The design is simple, while tough enough to withstand the rigors of continued use.  It is NOT a wimpy Chinese mail order piece.  (Though you can certainly use a cheap jack for operation.)  This press design will support the full advertised force without complaining, while made for versatility and ease of use.  Each spindle is independently and infinitely adjustable to meet a wide variety of size and pressing requirements.  Best of all . . . You Can Build It Yourself !

Options include force capacity options of 20 tons, 30 tons or a full 50 tons — or anything between.  50 Tons is 100,000 lbs force!  There are also options for press height – allowing you to choose the right height for your shop.  The anvil attaches to the hydraulic jack for direct force application, while any number of anvil variations or attachments are easy to meet for the press requirements you have.

Press construction requires steel cutting and drilling.
Max Load Capacity is up to 50 tons.*

These shop press plans include easy to follow, fully illustrated instructions as well as engineering options for 20 Ton, 30 Ton and 50 Ton capacity.

For more, see the Shop Tools Plans including another press, gantry style cranes, and lifting accessories.

As a side note, this is the press we have in the Mechanical Elements shop.  It’s been in service for many years, and is even the subject of the jack repair shown in the video of this article on Pressing Issues.  While the jack had problems, the press frame is wonderful.

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