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  • Anyone here ever restore a Dake 501 Arbor Press?

    I’ve been working on stripping the paint
    off mine and I’m to the point where I
    want to remove the two swing-out arms.

    I guess both arms and the solid rod sit
    In the pocket at the base, but my
    question is about the Lead, that’s been
    poured on the top of the arm that covers
    the top part of the rod, and whether or
    not it’s affecting the removal of the arm
    that bolts to the main body of the press.

    I believe it’s lead, seems too soft to be
    babbit bearing material but then I don’t
    really know how soft babbit is.

    There is one set/locking screw in the
    bottom pocket, other than that I see no
    other locking screws, just the lead in
    the top arm.
    Any help is appreciated.

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    • #3
      All of the big Dake presses that I've seen (not many) had the lead to catch whatever was being pressed out and avoid chipping or damaging anything. It shouldn't be too hard to remove. Worst-case scenario, melt it out and collect it. Re-pour it back in when the job is done. Easiest scenario: undo and screws and lift it out.
      25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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      • #4
        I have no good advice, however, I use my 4 ton arbor press so often I can't imagine not having one.
        san jose, ca. usa

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ID:	1939222 On my Dake 6 25 ton the pin is fixed to top support no set screw but with Lead or Babbit and bottom has eccentric for adjusting if needed with set screw.The 2 tables pivot on shaft which also are Lead or Babbit filled,the filling is bonded to cast tables but rotates on thru shaft.

          Does yours have serial # , mine does not but I know it’s between 1946-1955 as it’s Dake Engine Co. Dake Corp started in 1956 to present.

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          • #6
            It has one number on the side but It doesn’t appear to be a serial number.
            it’s: Z12CS

            other than that just the Dake 501
            and Grand Haven Michigan.

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            • #7
              I noticed that yours has the abbreviation “Mich”
              Where “Michigan” is spelled out on mine.

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              • #8
                I looks like Corp directly above Haven in pic,I was assuming Dake Corp.

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                • #9
                  It’s been a while since I started this thread and
                  the Press has been done for 2 or 3 months I
                  guess, maybe more so I figure I ought to post
                  a couple completed pics minus the name tags.
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                  • #10
                    Nice Job Hammervil,highlighted letters stand out looks Brand New.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, and the Hand wheel and brake knob/wheel are both powder coated.

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                      • #12
                        Unfortunately when you zoom in on the paint it
                        doesn’t really look that good but, I completely
                        stripped every bit of old paint off of it, so the crap
                        you see in the paint is the casting itself.

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                        • #13
                          that's a beauty, I bet it's a joy to use! I've often wished for a bit more oomf than my smaller 3 ton can give, but less than I get from my hydraulic press...
                          Last edited by mattthemuppet; 11-16-2021, 06:56 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                            that's a beauty, I bet it's a job to use! I've often wished for a bit more oomf than my smaller 3 ton can give, but less than I get from my hydraulic press...
                            A job to use? It’s a 15 Ton compound press.
                            By sliding the pin from the left to the right or vise
                            versa, you can go from 7 Tons to 15 Tons, so it’s
                            not hard to use.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hammernanvil View Post
                              Unfortunately when you zoom in on the paint it
                              doesn’t really look that good but, I completely
                              stripped every bit of old paint off of it, so the crap
                              you see in the paint is the casting itself.
                              It’s looks good. If you get that far on a project you should have just smoothed the casting out with body filler and doesn’t take much work to get it 80-90% better.

                              This is common practice on machine tool castings.

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