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Old 06-16-2012, 06:33 AM
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Default Kick press

I'm looking to purchase a used whitney punch 5 or ten ton
Unit with an 18" throat depth. I have only used the
#8 and #5 before. Looking for any
Advice on whether or not to purchase one.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:07 PM
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Of course you need one! Just in case you needed encouragement.

When bidding on a big collection of SM gear a few years back I agreed to let a hot rodder have a ten ton unit with an entire cabinet full of new dies (round, square, oblong, rectangular) if he laid off all the 'antique' SM tools. That thing didn't bring anymore with all those dies than what you pay for one empty. Try and get one with the tooling.

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Old 06-28-2012, 06:09 PM
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Default Roper Whitney kick press

No one talked me out of it so I jumped in head 1st. Been wanting one for six yrs now.

! I found one listed as an unknown manufacture.
but I'd bet you a couple of ben franklins it's a roper Whitney. Got a hell of a deal, a real bottom feeder price. Being shipped in from Austin tx for less than i can buy fuel. Will post before and after pics. It will be in almost new condition when I finish with it! Hopefully I can get some tooling at a good price!
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:58 AM
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Default Kick press

Hi roofermarc, I'll bet you a couple of Washington's it's a Famco. I think you'll like it.

Check out Cleaveland Tool and Die for your tooling.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:41 AM
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Default roper whitney kick press punch

My punch came in Friday and when the driver stepped out of the truck, he said "Houston we have a problem" The tool is laying on its side! I thought he was kidding. When it fell over it landed against a half high pallet of flooring, it bent a 1/2" thick pc of flat bar above where the counter weights are attached. I'm pretty sure it's a RW model #58? The ram is in great shape but the punch is corroded into the adapter and the die is stuck in the shoe as if welded. Have them soaking in a solution and the flat bar I've managed to straighten out. I've already removed most of the paint and this tool should clean up real nice.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:51 AM
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It will clean up nice !!! Great looking piece of equipment .......
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:43 PM
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I have it all torn apart and most
Of it stripped down and primed and just the punch housing painted. Going for a two tone. I'll post a few pics tommorow.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:37 AM
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This thing has quite a few parts for what it is. I cant understand why one would let his/her equipment squall to the condition as mentioned forehand when arrived, it looked as though it was used in an extreme saltwater environment, all under the new paint that is.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:55 AM
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Those new pics make me feel good...you must be feeling double extra real good...well done,pete
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:13 AM
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All those pcs. are cleaned and polished as of now and I have turned my attention to the welded stand, the idiot painted all,and I mean all surface's of the stand. It's clean and I had to repair some welds on it and used a product called enrust. It will be getting a paint job today maybe. I am an expert with a wire wheel and a grinder I can tell you that for sure.
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