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Old 05-30-2020, 11:53 AM
jacob7 jacob7 is offline
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hydraulic fluid and press

Bought a 24 hydraulic press made for forging about 7 years ago used it some then got distracted. Now i'm retired and starting back up with damascus. to the point I don't seem to have the power I had before. It's taking me forever to draw a billet out with numerous heats. do I need to change hydraulic fluid and filter? Would it give me more press power? If not any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:50 AM
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I used to run a 20,000 ton press.

They changed the oil and filter every 5 years if that helps you.
I will say the oil they used and I used to top off the press was very thin, but at the time I wasn't into knife making, but it would have been a good quench oil.

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