Our new 1 Ton Press Plate is cut out of 3/4" high strength grade 50-A-572 plate steel. This arbor press plate is a direct replacement for the cast arbor plate found on the 1 Ton Harbor Freight Press (item #3552). The outside diameter of this plate is 4.5"
We improved upon the plate in two ways. First, the cutouts are slightly oversized which allows you to press out objects that are exactly .50", .75", 1.0", 1.25" outside diameter. The second improvement is we eliminated of the rough taper associated with cast arbor plates which cause interference and reduce the overall effective diameter.
The low quality cast iron of imported arbor press plates are prone to shattering under shock loading.
Please note: Arbor Press is not included.
I bought a like new used Dake model 1 arbor press for $100.00 with no press plate and couldn't use it really without one. I looked at the Harbor unit and said no way. Wifey bought this plate for me as a stocking stuffer x-mas gift and I am more than pleased with the quality of it and now I can use my press for all kinds of things. Once again-happy customer of SWAG Tools. Butch Fallon