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Customer Reviews for Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003

Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003

Item# 145563
Heavy-duty H-frame. Air pneumatic pump with trigger push-button control. Continuous Force Tons 40, Dimensions L x W x H in. 26 3/4 x 33 1/2 x 75, Winch Included Yes, Inside Bed Dimensions L x W in. 26 x 12 3/4, Stroke Length in. 6 7/8, Working Range in. 4-34 3/4. H-frame Gauge dial Double spring ram return
Average Customer Rating:
2.6 out of 5
2.6
 out of 
5
(5 Reviews) 5
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Rating Summary (5 reviews)
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2 of 5(40%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003
Review 1 for Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Don't Waste your time or money

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June 20, 2011
By PPIGuy
from Racine, WI
"Very poor quality. Both hydraulic cylinders (pump and pressure) developed leaks. Replacement unit did the same thing. Contacted Torin to get additional replacement parts. Took approx 2 months to get parts with constant calling and assurances that they were on the way, but with no available tracking numbers. Once parts arrived, they were incorrect. Save yourself the headache and buy something, perhaps anything, else.
So as to avoid being totally negative, it is a nice color."
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+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

40 ton shop press

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June 13, 2011
By Grnhornet
from NC
"While shopping for a shop press, found this at my local Norther Tool. This 40 ton press fits all my needs for a home shop hydraulic press, the air operation with the manual pump makes it very versatile. The cable winch to raise and lower the work table is a must and the gauge to measure press force is also a plus. Will recommend this shop press to anyone needing one of this size."
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+1point
3out of 5found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

big red hydraulic shop press

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October 8, 2009
By steelworker
from north dakota
"i have had for 4 weeks and it works excellent . use press for bending steel and flating up to 1/2 in."
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+5points
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Review 4 for Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press

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August 19, 2008
By hardpressed
from Wisconsin
"Shipping crate was broken up. Could not wait for another so accepted it. Minor parts missing or bent.
Frame was not assembled square. Luckily I have large enough sockets to loosen the bolts and was able to get it mostly squared up but with all the slop in the bolt holes it is hard to say that it will stay square.
The cable lift winch is terrible. The drum fit so poorly the crank gear would not stay engaged to the drum gear until I installed new bushings and a new drum axle.
The table requires a 1/2" shim welded over one of the table dowels to keep it from rocking.
The linkage in the manual pump is too sloppy to believe.
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+8points
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Review 5 for Torin Big Red Hydraulic Shop Press with Gauge Dial - 40-Ton, Model# TRD54003
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Poor Construction

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March 14, 2008
By Rodgerjc
from MN
"Very poor construction. Very hard to press any thing together or apart when you cant get or keep the press bed square with the ram. The holes for the pins that hold the bed are not punched square front to back or left to right no matter how you try to align side rails with the head."
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+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
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