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I recently was able to get a good deal on a hydraulic cylinder, pump and actuator. The cylinder was larger than expected and measures about 8" in diameter. Most use a 5" cylinder and get about 20-30 tons of force. With this thing I could probably lift a house and there's no telling how much force it will generate.

I'm looking for some extra heavy steel beams to build an H frame for the press. I imagine they will need to be at least 10" wide and 16' in length. Buying it new would be extremely expensive so I wanted to know if anyone had something similar lying around.

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Think that's a big enough cylinder? :)

Wes, a home brew hydraulic press brake is one of the projects I hope to tackle in the future.  Can you post some pics or more details on your project?  If you are using a single ram, how do you proposed to equally distribute the pressing force?  What dimension press are you planning to build?

Thanks!

 

Certainly has been a while since I first created this post. I'm probably about 70% complete now and will try to post some pictures soon.

William Kline said:

Wes, a home brew hydraulic press brake is one of the projects I hope to tackle in the future.  Can you post some pics or more details on your project?  If you are using a single ram, how do you proposed to equally distribute the pressing force?  What dimension press are you planning to build?

Thanks!

 

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