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05-26-2011, 02:18 AM
I recently acquired an arbor press- it's a model P-30, has a picture of a diamond on it, and otherwise no english at all, no manufacturers name, just some chicken scratch. No numbers to even guess at except for the 30.

Would it be reasonable to suggest that it's either a 3 ton or 3000 lb capacity?

05-26-2011, 02:43 AM
It's reasonable to suggest that pictures would help. We need to see the size and method of actuation at the least.

05-26-2011, 03:10 AM
Of course- what was I thinking :) More pictures, less words- I'll get one on here tomorrow.

Alistair Hosie
05-26-2011, 07:08 AM
we want pictures Now!! we want pictures NOW !!OH why are we waiting :D Alistair

John Stevenson
05-26-2011, 07:47 AM
Of course- what was I thinking :)

You weren't :confused: :D

05-27-2011, 12:08 AM
Oh, did I say 'thinking'- I meant drinking :) Going down to take a pic right now.


The bottom die has been welded to the base to make it a single-purposed tool- don't know the name of the process, but it was used for punching holes in plastic laminate.

Here's a hockey puck sitting on it for size- puck is 3 inches across



05-27-2011, 12:35 AM
Maybe 1 ton?



05-27-2011, 12:38 AM
To me it looks like a 1/2 - 1-ton press.

John Stevenson
05-27-2011, 03:41 AM
Roughly translated it says

"Made by Blue Diamond Silk Flower and Tractor Factory"

05-27-2011, 03:45 AM
That's good, John. Do they also make rice cookies and power steering pumps? :)

05-27-2011, 08:28 AM
:eek: what a motley collection of tools in the background darryl, but judging the size in relation to the tools I think 1/2 ton.

Alistair Hosie
05-27-2011, 02:53 PM
why would it show a red diamond if it has anything to do with blue diamonds?
It shows sir John knows nothing about colours.:D Alistair

John Stevenson
05-27-2011, 05:41 PM
The writing is in blue :D

05-27-2011, 06:00 PM
Why do you need to punch a hole through a hockey puck?

05-27-2011, 08:30 PM
I need the puck to look more like a doughnut to remind me to take a break now and then :)

Indeed, that's a motley collection of tools- that's kind of my 'catch' bench, where cutoffs go, etc. I purposely did NOT clean it up for the photo :)

As far as the press- I guess I'l call it a 1 ton and try to keep its uses within that range.

uncle pete
05-27-2011, 10:46 PM
Sorry Sir John but I'm pretty sure your using the wrong dialect. The proper translation would be "The Blue Veiner and hard as a Diamond Sewage and Tractorworks" It was an easy enough error to make tho. I find cantonese very difficult till I've had about 12 beers.