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Why's that?

cause it weigh's so much... the post office will just laugh at you when you go to mail it.... (since they calculate postage based primarily on weight, and also dimensions) ... it might almost cost you less to drive to another state to use someone else's lol

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If you choose to buy an Arbor Press from any other place besides Stew Mac, like I did, then you'll have to bore a hole in the bottom of it to accept the 3/8" arbor press caul system. Also, you'll have to drill and thread a set screw to hold it in. I just finally got around to doing this to mine this weekend... lol I went with the 1 ton press that Harbor Freight sells though it just looked sturdier to me.

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If you choose to buy an Arbor Press from any other place besides Stew Mac, like I did, then you'll have to bore a hole in the bottom of it to accept the 3/8" arbor press caul system. Also, you'll have to drill and thread a set screw to hold it in. I just finally got around to doing this to mine this weekend... lol I went with the 1 ton press that Harbor Freight sells though it just looked sturdier to me.

That's what I did too

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If you choose to buy an Arbor Press from any other place besides Stew Mac, like I did, then you'll have to bore a hole in the bottom of it to accept the 3/8" arbor press caul system.  Also, you'll have to drill and thread a set screw to hold it in.  I just finally got around to doing this to mine this weekend... lol  I went with the 1 ton press that Harbor Freight sells though it just looked sturdier to me.

That's what I did too

i second that, only i baught my 1/2 ton arbor localy so i didn't have to pay shipping up to canada

getting those jaws from canadian tire seems like a cool idea, if i even get into the neck jig thing i'll have to look at make some..

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If you choose to buy an Arbor Press from any other place besides Stew Mac, like I did, then you'll have to bore a hole in the bottom of it to accept the 3/8" arbor press caul system.  Also, you'll have to drill and thread a set screw to hold it in.  I just finally got around to doing this to mine this weekend... lol  I went with the 1 ton press that Harbor Freight sells though it just looked sturdier to me.

That's what I did too

Yeah, I'm with you on that. I just couldn't see buying the Stew Mac's Arbor Press for $84.50, when you could get a cheaper one like from Harbor Freight. You will save over fourty dollars just by modifing it yourself so it will accept the 3/8" fret pressing arbor. Even if you can't do it yourself, you can get someone from a machine shop to do it for you for much less. Your still gonna need the Fret Pressing Arbor set with radius cauls. If you can make those yourself, your alot better than I'll ever be.. lol

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I have a question for those of you that use the press, is there a groove in the surface of the arbors for the fretwire to sit in or is it just radiused but otherwise flat?

-Vadim

Yes, the brass ones they've been selling for quite a while have a rounded groove, I guess ( I make my own, so I never even looked closely at a stewmac one),

The first ones they made were not grooved, but were something like 3/8" thick and were steel

anyone know if that long neck caul stew-mac sells has the same exact shape from end to end ? I want to make another one, but it's easier for me to make them the same shape from end to end (I rough-in the narrow radius with a router table, then sand it by running it back and forth on a car jack-stand "tube thing" with sandpaper stuck to it)

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anyone know if that long neck caul stew-mac sells has the same exact shape from end to end ? I want to make another one, but it's easier for me to make them the same shape from end to end (I rough-in the narrow radius with a router table, then sand it by running it back and forth on a car jack-stand "tube thing" with sandpaper stuck to it)

I think it's the same. I made mine on a table saw.

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