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Old 08-05-2017, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Pen press?

I was looking at the Woodcraft and PSI catalogues. There is a $30 difference with WC being the most expensive. I did use the WC press when I took a class earlier this year. I wanted to get the input from the forum members. I do have some $$$ that I could spend but want to get the most bang for the buck. Right now I have the plastic set that fits in the lathe. Had a time with one pen today. It did go together but had a bit of Oooooph to get the parts seated. Your advice is welcome. I have looked at some DIY presses and might take the plunge and build one.
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You might want to look at Milescraft pen press.

Available from many sources including Amazon. Works easily.
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You might want to look at Milescraft pen press.

Available from many sources including Amazon. Works easily.
I've been happy with mine
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I have a Milescraft 4700 works great haven't had any problems yet
I need to mount it on a piece of wood though about mounting it to
the wall but don't know if it wood work for me .
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I've been very happy with my drill and 2 pieces of scrap wood. ;-)


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I built a DIY press that works well, but I have better results with a Harbor Freight arbor press.
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Ive had the v4 from Penn State for a long time...works great at $30
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I built a DIY press that works well, but I have better results with a Harbor Freight arbor press.
Arbor press works fine and you can put it to use for many other purposes as well.
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I've had the Milescraft Premium Pen Press for a year or so and it works just fine. But after making quite a number of pens I find myself wishing I had bought the Assembly/Disassembly Pen Press because the more pens you make the more likely you'll make a mistake or two along the way and it's not always easy or even possible to disassemble pen parts.
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I've had the Milescraft Premium Pen Press for a year or so and it works just fine. But after making quite a number of pens I find myself wishing I had bought the Assembly/Disassembly Pen Press because the more pens you make the more likely you'll make a mistake or two along the way and it's not always easy or even possible to disassemble pen parts.
That is the one I use .Not only good for mistakes.But also good for just changing blanks .Saves from buying a new kit .And I have never damaged a blank just in case you want to reuse it
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