I have just collected this evening a Sweeney and Blockswidge No.5 fly p= ress.
The press will probably stay in the back of the van for a little while = a suitable bench is fabricated for it.
I plan to use it to punch the odd small home in flat bar, only talking = of 3 mm thick stuff and holes around 6 mm so I believe it should just about cope.
The other use I have planned is as a type of folder for sheet metal by forming in a piece of channel using a blade pusher over a couple of inc= hes in length say 6 or 8 inches. Does anyone use these a fly press for thi= s type of work on the group.
It was suggested by a few that one of these 10 tonne hydraulic presses = as seen on ebay for about =C2=A380 would be better but I kept with the fly= press as it has the Gibbs and keyway to keep alignment during use. I have assume= d the flypress would be quicker in use when punching and beable to afford=
some leaverage on the bar when bending.
I would appreciate hearing of other uses for the press from group membe= rs and what your own thoughts are.