Pretty Fly(press) For A White Guy

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  • Premier Icon mtbfix
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    Thanks for that. The background has reminded me I need to look into getting a loft ladder fitted.

    Jamie
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    You monster 😑

    bencooper
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    bencooper
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    Vices? Pah – this is proper hardware πŸ˜‰

    nicko74
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    That looks like you set it up in an aisle in Maplins…

    What *is* a flypress?!

    pingu66
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    I remember using one of them when I was an apprentice and getting ****ted in the head, arm hand every time it span back round. OK it may have been operator error but it hurt like hell and I feared the beast.

    Proper chuckle at Jamie’s photoshop.

    Nice, looks even better on its own cast iron stand as well.

    I bought this saw a while ago. Proper cast iron heavyweight, I had to get a friend to unload it with his JCB. πŸ™‚

    isn’t it missing the ‘flies’ ? The ones I have seen had 2 heavy balls with holes through the centre mounted on those 2 bits sticking up.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Yeah, our ones at college in the jewellery workshop have balls on them. Nice mind, even sans balls.

    TheDTs
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    Do you have any surplus tooling for it? I’m looking for a 6mm x 15mm racetrack slot and a 15mm radius for ours.

    bencooper
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    No balls or tooling. I do need a large pair of balls. However such things are available on the Internet I’m told.

    It was fun getting it out of the van and into the shop without a forklift πŸ˜‰

    cheez0
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    only needs balls if you are twatting big bits unless you have a bit of weight to put behind it.

    presumably the stop works too on yours? (will stop the self-twatting of head, arms etc)

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Jamie, I don’t think that’s a fly.

    I know they’re useful things but it looks like something you’d use to make cheese, or do the laundry in the 1800s. This is the POWER-MANGLE.

    Premier Icon stavromuller
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    It’s definately a flypress, trust me, I’m a ducter.

    bencooper
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    presumably the stop works too on yours? (will stop the self-twatting of head, arms etc)

    Yes – it’s a bit stiff so I’ll strip it down and clean it sometime, but all works perfectly. Was pretty pleased to get one with the original cast stand.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Are you sure that it is not a really old Park headset press? πŸ˜‰

    bencooper
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    Oh, it’s going to be fantastic for headsets – might need to be careful not to flare them a bit πŸ˜‰

    bencooper
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    Oh, and apart from needing some big balls, the ram is also a bit sticky – I’ll try wiggling it, but it might need lubrication.

    bencooper
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    Now stripped, cleaned and rebuilt, with the dings ground off the ram – so it’s now super smooth πŸ˜‰

    bencooper
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    Because I know you’re all on tenterhooks and it’s been over a week since my last update, here it is fully operational:

    Now with tooling to cut metal in interesting ways, and giant yellow balls for more oomph πŸ˜‰

    ed34
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    what are the balls for?

    bencooper
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    They add momentum to the rotating arm.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Brass balls or balls of steel? πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    You have big balls sir.

    marcus7
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    get smacked with that and you’ll know it…. well when you wake up.. πŸ™‚

    messiah
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    Nice tool.

    MarkBrewer
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    They add momentum to the rotating arm.

    To make sure when you’re stupid enough to ram it into your head it hurts twice as much πŸ˜† I ended up in A&E with mild concussion courtesy of one of these just after I’d finished my engineering course at college 😳

    bencooper
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    Brass balls or balls of steel?

    Cast iron πŸ˜‰

    I’ve got the stop set so I can’t hit myself with it (again)…

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