SWAG Machined Arbor Press Plates (Pair)

SWAG Machined Arbor Press Plates (Pair)

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Machined Arbor Press Plates (Pair)

Cut out of high strength grade 50-A572 steel plate. These arbor press plates are sold as a pair and are designed to replace the junk cast arbor plates that are prone to shattering under heavy load. Every SWAG arbor press plate is machined on both sides to remove mill scale and sharp edges.

We currently offer 4 different sizes of arbor plates

7.00" X 7.00" X 1.0" Ideal size for factory replacement of the 12 ton Harbor Freight cast arbor plates

8.50'' X 10.00'' X 1.50'' Ideal size for factory replacement of the 20 ton Harbor Freight cast arbor plates

9.75" X 9.75" X 1.50"

12.00" X 12.00" X 1.50"

The low cost cast arbor plates that are typical provided with hydraulic presses, often fail under shock loading.

Learn from others and look at the 3rd picture above provided by Mud Slayer 2.0 on Pirate4x4.com who was generous enough to provide the story below.

"I was pressing on a bushing using a Harbor Freight 20 ton press with the provided cast arbor plates. I felt the bushing starting to get stiff. about 1/4" left to go I gave one good pull and I heard POW! I felt like I had been punched in the face by a gorilla as the cast arbor plate had just exploded.

One of the guys in the shop came over to check on me and said "Dude you're face is bleeding" I had a gash right next to my left eye. I was driven to the Dr. office where I got 8 stitches. I was told I was very lucky I didn’t lose my eye.

When I returned to the shop I was looking at the press and noticed the porous nature of the arbor plates. This was the day I learned about the material properties of Cast Iron."

5 Stars
Far exceeded my expectations!
These plates are incredible! I'm almost embarrassed to have arbor plates of this quality on a HF press! The plates are probably 40% of the weight of the rest of the press. If you are even thinking about new plates or reading this you need to just get them. You won't be disappointed. I've bought several things from Troy and have been impressed every time. Thanks for making these available.
Reviewed by:  from KY. on 7/16/2017
5 Stars
Seriously beefy
After reading horror stories and watching a few scary videos of Harbor Freight press plates exploding, I knew I needed something that was NOT cast. These plates are extremely beefy and precision cut so you can easily use the cutouts to position things for pressing in bearings, gears, etc. These are a must-have for anyone using Harbor Freight's presses.
Reviewed by:  from Dallas, TX. on 6/2/2017
5 Stars
Hobbyist Builder
The 10x8.5" pair of plates I ordered a are built like a tank and make my press look wimpy in comparison. Need I say more?
Reviewed by:  from Cedarburg. on 1/31/2021
5 Stars
It was great fun to pick this up from the post office. They wait a lot we had to take it out on this great big huge dolly. I was just what my husband wanted. Great quality. He also liked how they were cut out.
Reviewed by:  from Garden Grove. on 1/4/2021
5 Stars
Very well made, nice solid piece of steel. Direct replacement for the HF ones. Be safe and get these.
Reviewed by:  from RICHMOND HILL. on 12/26/2020
5 Stars
Built for a lifetime!
The 12" arbor plates are massive and built for a lifetime of use! I put a quick coat of black paint on mine to keep surface rust at bay. No worries about these like I was about my old cast plates!
Reviewed by:  from Longwood, FL. on 12/2/2020
5 Stars
Business owner
Holy heavy hunk of steel! Nice plates, great edition to the hf press.
Reviewed by:  from Fairview ks. on 11/3/2020
5 Stars
Killer Quality
About a week before I purchashed these I had a piece of cast explode on me under a decent amount of pressure in my press. I started looking for new press plates and saw all the horror stories of cast plates doing similar things so I started looking for steel ones, well...look no further! The quality of these plates is top notch, they're super heavy, finish is pretty good, not exactly a perfect machined finish but close enough in my opinion. I figured it was worth spending the extra money on good press plates vs. having a shop press some bearings onto an axle shaft for me so I have tools for future projects. Would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for plates! I'll be coming back in the future for other Swag products.
Reviewed by:  from Portola, CA. on 10/8/2020

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