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Glad you posted that! My buddy used to have one, I couldn't remember the official name of it. I was wanting to get one to push small pins in and out with..
 

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I doubt you can generate enough pressure to properly deform a rivet with one of those. I use a 20 ton shop press for some rivets and I know for sure you aint gonna get anywhere near that out of an Arbor press of that size.
 

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I would be curious how much force it actually takes to deform a rivet. If you can do with a pair of bolt cutters on short rivets on the front trunion, why not a 1 ton press for the long rivets?
 

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I use a 12 ton press from Harbor Freight, and it is just about maxed out on some things like barrel pins , so I dont believe the Arbor style will work at all, besides their is not enough hight for anything but rivits . Just bite the bullet and by the 12 or 20 ton press , they are only $100 or a little more ....
 

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When I was building my 74 there was one (I think a 3 ton) just laying around the shop that i tried to use to press out the barrel pin. It ended up griped to a table with a 4 foot pipe on the handle and me and my dad pulling on it, didnt move the pin at all. I dont know if there all that hard to move but your going to want hydraulics.
 

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I have used one to press barrels and pins.It is labeled as 1.5 ton.
It is close to 2.5 feet tall and sometimes required hanging off the handle
or a cheater.It would not do the most stubborn pins.
 

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Get in touch with walt-oxie. He's got a post in the "show me yours" homemade tool thread showing all his jigs, and he uses an arbor press pretty exclusively. He'd be the one to ask your questions. :wink:
 
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