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Canadian Forging Press Sales?

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by kmcghee, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. kmcghee

    kmcghee New Member

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    I am a teacher in a high school and would live to get a small forging press for my metalwork class, and while I could easily build one, it is not permitted, all equipment must be CSA approved so I need to find one that is for sale that is, or I have to buy one and have it CSA approved, anyone sell these commercially in Canada?
     
  2. Shawn Parkinson

    Shawn Parkinson New Member

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    I've been looking for a forge press in Canada as well and had no luck. There are a few options out of the US but they are expensive and would still have to be csa approved. I think your best option would be to buy a shop press, get the school to approve it and then modify it with proper dies and maybe some better support.
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    Modifying a commercial press is probably the best way to go. A regular shop press would need to cycle much faster to work well for forging. Replacing the pump with a high flow one would be a good start.
     
  4. Shawn Parkinson

    Shawn Parkinson New Member

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    I figured I should do un update. This spring I bit the bullet and bought a 22 ton log splitter from HomeDepot for $1300.00. Got about 20ft of 6" U channel from the scrap yard for $70 (for reinforcement and a table). picked up a 5hp electric motor and had to get a shaft coupler from princess auto for $300, and I had to buy a few hydraulic pipe fittings and nipples to extend the hoses, about $200 from mcmastercarr. I sold the gas motor for $300 to offset the electric motor cost. So all in the cost to build was around $2k. Much cheaper than anywhere else I found to buy one, plus shipping it up to the great white north. check out the Skwisher II here https://photos.app.goo.gl/zCyDpT5EPgj6UvUS6
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Wow, that's pretty cool. I have often though about doing the log splitter to press retrofit. Good job!
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    That's cool. I admire those with the vision to look at something and see several possibilities.
     

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