Arbor Press Modification
I implemented a modification on both of my arbor presses, an idea that I read about on this site. A while back, I had to broach a 5/16 keyway and my big press did OK as long as the lever was near horizontal. I had to use a series of shims to give me the proper angle on the lever. This modification allows the pinion gear to freewheel at the top of the stroke so the lever can be set to any angle that the teeth on the rack gear will allow.
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