Hydraulic Press

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Hydraulic Press
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Owner Fox.Build
Manufacturer Central Machinery (Harbor Freight)
Model 33497
Serial # 352351449
Usability Operational
Contact Please Adopt Me!
Product Website https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-shop-press-33497.html
Instructions Hydraulic Press Manual
Hackable No
Replacement Cost $130


Remove and install bearings, bushings, gears, ball joints, U-joints, pulleys, etc. You'll be able to create substantial pressure for your arbor and press-out jobs, with little effort. H-frame shop press can be used for electric motor and armature repair, installation and removal of pressure-fitted parts, and bending or straightening of metal.

  • Open side heavy duty construction allows work on the longest work pieces
  • Working distance: 1-3/4 in. to 25-1/2 in.
  • Width between channels: 17 in.
  • Raise and lower table for the best working distance possible
  • Ram has spring return to speed up your work


Important safety information.

  • Wear safety goggles and heavy-duty work gloves when using the press
  • Keep hands away from Arbor Plates and Press Pin during use.
  • Do not move workpiece while compressed.
  • Release load before service or maintenance.
  • Keep area under Arbor Plates clear. If Arbor Plates rest on obstruction (i.e. bolt, debris, etc.), it creates an uneven press, causing excess stress and possible breakage.
  • Avoid off-center loads. Do not operate if workpiece tilts or binds during compression.
  • STOP and release compression if you suspect imminent structural failure. If safe, inspect thoroughly and re-position before proceeding.
  • Do not compress springs or other elastic objects. They could disengage hazardously.
  • Do not stand directly in front of the press when loaded. Do not leave the press unattended when loaded.

Getting Started



Power and Speeds

12 Ton

Tips and Tricks

Your First Project

Steps here for a simple first project.

Your Second Project

Steps here for a slightly more advanced second project after doing the first.