Hydraulic Forging press No 1

Here is one of the presses I use to forge high carbon and Damascus steel.

It is an old 4 post press that I resurrected as it was in a very bad state of dis – repair when I got it.

There is the one main ram to apply downward pressure and one ram on either side to push the top platen back up.

I have a small digital read out on it to enable very accurate pressing.