I bought a mini jeweler's arbor press/staking kit
It got stored damp and the tooling is stuck in
The die holder in the bottom is loose, but won't
raise up far enough to remove it before it hits the
Ditto for the tool in the ram. Can't lower it far
enough to get the ram out.
There's a cap screw in the bottom and a Nut on top
of the main frame parts. I've torqued on them
harder than I like and nothing budged there.
also looks like there may be some pins that have to
be driven out to disassemble it.
All that works, so don't wanna break it.
If I could get either of the tools out, I could slide
it apart where I could see what I'm doing.
So, I'm back to getting the tooling out of the holders.
I soaked it in Kroil penetrating oil and tried to twist
'em out. No luck.
Suggested technique for getting the rust to let go?
My next default is to heat it...but I thought I'd
ask here first. How hot can I get it before I screw
up the hardening of the tool?
- posted 7 years ago