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Extending the Handle of your Press

(A big thank you to one very creative customer for sharing this quick and simple way of reducing the manual force necessary to push down on the press.)

For people who have difficulty exerting the pressure needed to operate the snap press, you can attach a wooden extension to the lever, doubling its length. This, in turn, halves the force that needs to be exerted to operate it.

You can also attach a wooden bench that extends towards the back of the lever to keep the front of the press from popping up when you press the lever down.  You wouldn’t need this if your press is bolted to a table or workbench.

 

 

The bolt closest to the press body is actually right under the handle. The bolt out at the end of the lever is through the existing hole in the handle.