Friday, September 7, 2012

Fly Press Handle Modification



My press came with a single handle.  I have found that three handles work better for me.  I fabricated the additional two handles from a short piece of 1” thread rod welded to about a foot of 1” pipe.

I still didn’t like the tendency of the handles to work loose in the threaded sockets of the fly wheel so I welded a bolt extension to the top which allowed me to attach a jam nut with lock washer.

I also found that adding a 2” ball to the handle bottom end made operation much easier on the hands.

These are all small things but everything that makes the day go easier I appreciate.




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