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Old 05-11-2010, 11:22 AM
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HF shop press sale

I just started a thread a few days ago on the poor quality of the HF drill press but this press is just the opposite, I have one of these and it has been a really good one! I have seen them on sale a few times for $199 but with this coupon it is only $169, for that price if you need a 20 ton hydraulic press this one is a steal. This outfit is not like some of the flimsy framed cheapo presses I have seen and I have stalled out the jack a couple of times without damaging the frame, something that will usually bend the frames on cheap presses. I have had mine for well over a year and it gets used regularly sometimes for some really hefty bending projects, this thing is a real bargain at this price!





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I don't know anything about that anvil but it is almost certainly a piece of cast iron junk.

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my brother has 1 of the 55lb anvil's.. there not that bad.. he uses it for metal artwork.. makes roses out of spoons and things like that
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A decent anvil needs to be made of cast steel and not just a plain iron casting if it is to be used for anything heavier than you described there, it should ring quite clearly when struck with a hammer. Those cheap Grey iron casting are much too fragile to take a beating from a sledge and just pounding hot steel with a 4 pounder will usually damage one. But then again how many of us really need an anvil at home that can take that kind of punishment? Especially considering it can easily cost 10 to 20 times as much as that HF iron casting.


Back in '76 I paid over $1200 for a Columbian 8" shop vise and people laughed at me since 8" Craftsman and the like were only a $100 or so. After nearly 30 years of beating the (%@& out of that thing, usually heating and bending metal, it still was working good when I sold the shop. That vise and the old steel anvil we had took an unbelievable amount of abuse but both were still as functional 30 years after they were installed as when they were new. The kind of use that our anvil was used for would have destroyed a cast iron one in 30 days if it even lasted that long!
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thanks for the coupon, Oldred, but how do we use it? It says it can't be transferred, etc... Is the coupon available in the store's sales flyer?
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Just print it out and take it to the store with you, hand it to them when they ring up your purchase. This coupon was sent out in the weekly E-mail coupon sales that anyone can sign up for and must be printed out as the electronic copy is all they send out, I can't imagine what they mean by "can't be transferred" because anyone can use it and the home computer printed copies are all anyone will be bringing in, besides they encourage the E-mail recipient to send the coupons to other people and even provide a link for doing that.

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i think they have most of the coupons at the store
i have one of there presses and it works
thats all i have to say about it
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i think they have most of the coupons at the store

They do have an in store sale on the press but it is for $199, regular price is $259 and these things are not one of those items that are always "on sale". This press is something that once assembled tends to make someone wonder just how they can sell so much hardware so cheap and in this case the price certainly is no indication of the quality as it seems to be decently built.
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In the Rod & Custom book there is a 20% off coupon...

page 41 in the July 2010 book..
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