Inverting a bottle jack for a press.
Budget hydraulic presses often use a bottle jack mounted such that the ram is fixed and the cylinder moves. This needs some guide structure to locate the jack base.
I prefer to invert the jack but that requires some simple modifications. These pix. show how simple this can be. The frame of the press was constructed from metal that I had laying around and the jack came from a 16 ton pipe bender and has a longer stroke - 230mm - than normal, great for a press.
Mar 29, 2012