Simple jack press

Very often in the home and workshop you need such a simple thing. like a press. There are a lot of examples, from home cooking to finishing two surfaces under pressure. I will show and tell you how to make a simple hand press from a car jack. In my design I will use a classic diamond-shaped jack and a wooden body of the press case. All this will help me to create an effort of the order of 400-500 kg. If you use a metal frame, you can increase the pressure force to 1.5-2 tons. Well, if you use a hydraulic jack with a good metal body, you can achieve pressure forces of about 4-5 tons.

Making a press from a jack

I need four plates with dimensions of 30x15x5 cm.
A simple press from the jack
In two of them you need to cut a groove, under the expanding part of the jack. To do this, draw a pen or pencil in place of drilling and sawing.
Simple press from the jack
Simple jack press
With a wide nozzle, make a hole of the required diameter.
Simple press from the jack
Simple press from the jack
Then we cut the edges with a hacksaw or jigsaw.
Simple press from the jack
The result was a groove. Irregularities and sharp edges smooth with sandpaper.
Simple press from the jack
Next, take the jack and in its sole drill four holes for self-tapping screws for fastening.
Simple press from the jack
We fasten the jack to the base - one of the two plates without a groove.
A simple press from a jack
For pressing soles, I take quadras from the same board about 10x10 cm in size. And iron for its facing.
A simple press from the jack
Screw the metal part to the bar.
Simple press outJack
The edges are bent.
 A simple press from a jack
We attach the resulting sole to the jack to the jack using a metal strip with two holes It is passed through the jack and screwed to the bar with screws.