March 20th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Hoyt Alpha Elite
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March 20th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Hello race59; I made this press and I love it. I don't use any of the extra holes, not needed. I shoot Hoyt , Martin and Jennings . All press easily with no effort. Thanks , now I'll have 300 to stick into something else.
April 9th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Any new improvements to this unit?
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April 10th, 2012, 10:11 AM
Done very well, and more importantly, cheap !
April 15th, 2012, 09:24 PM
This is simply brilliant. I've got a couple pipe clamps in the back yard. Now I know what i'm going to do with one!!!
April 22nd, 2012, 11:10 PM
this is great,
I experienced an issue with my bow fisher today, and have to remove to string,
was going to take to the shop, but decided for a cheaper option incase it happens again
May 6th, 2012, 06:00 PM
I realize that this is an old thread, but hopefully, I'll get a response to my question. I'm about to build this press, my question is with my Hoyt Contender w/ xt3000limbs will I have to back off the limb bolts or can I leave the set to max weight. The biggest pain that I have in tuning the bow, ie, making all of the necessary adjustments, is always turning the bolts in and out after each adjustment.
May 6th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Originally Posted by CHG
A press is a press is a press.....I don't know about Hoyt, but if you have to back it down to press it, then you would do the same with this one! I built one that I no longer use, PM me if you are interested.
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May 7th, 2012, 12:03 PM
That is such a great idea! I'm going to make one this would be perfect for me to tie in peeps and change strings.
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June 1st, 2012, 10:50 AM
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June 14th, 2012, 03:02 AM
That is a freakin' awesome press idea...perfect for what I need, but how could I make some fingers to work with a Destroyer 350
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June 28th, 2012, 01:58 AM
^ I should have pics in a few hours of my invasion in the press...time to call it a night though. I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THIS THREAD!
June 28th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Once I find some were to buy fingers I'm going to make one of these,simple,cheap and effective!
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June 29th, 2012, 02:24 PM
I finally built mine a couple of months ago. I used oak for the fingers, as I don't have a welder. It works better than I thought it would. I've pressed an old Browning Trophy Maker, 2005 PSE Primos STL, Hoyt Ruckus, and 2010 Elite Z 28 which is considered past parallel. This press has saved me a ton of time and money doing my own tuning and tinkering. Thanks so much for the great idea.
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June 29th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Nice idea i really like how simple it is
July 10th, 2012, 02:19 AM
I might just be lazy for not reading every single post on this thread, but where can you get these "fingers' at? Harbor Freight? Lowes? i read several of the posts but didnt see anywjere if it said where these could be picked up at. Thanks
July 10th, 2012, 09:41 AM
Made one of these up last year. Tried using it on my Insanity. I have the fingers like the post above. As I was removing a cable the finger bent and the bow came popping out out. pretty scary. Is there any way to make sure the fingers don't straighten back out?
July 10th, 2012, 07:46 PM
Fingers straighten out? As in bending? I have made these with 3/16" and 1/4" steel and it won't bend. I have built them with 3/4" oak with no problem. If the length of the fingers is increased I would use thicker material or reinforce it.
July 11th, 2012, 12:46 PM
yes the fingers went from the 7 or 10 degree bend to past straight the other way. I have 1/4 inch steel. I am trying to figure a way to reinforce or somehow harden them when they are bent back to the 7-10 degree angle. Any ideas?
July 11th, 2012, 05:28 PM
once bent it will be weaker than original. welding a piece of flat stock perp to the back would be the only way i could think of reinforcing it.
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July 13th, 2012, 02:58 AM
sweet idea i got a saw from harbor freight and made arrow saw really cheap also
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July 18th, 2012, 01:46 PM
48" HD I-Bar Clamp
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Has anyone tried using an I-Bar clamp to make this press? Seems like it would address some of the slipping concerns and be much stronger. $82.00
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July 23rd, 2012, 06:30 PM
I just finished mine this weekend. I have about $40 in it for just the clamps, pipe, 3/8x2" steel and rubber tubing.
If I had it to do over again I would just go the hardwood route for the fingers.
It is amazing how easily this presses my bowtech.
Thanks for the write up I am still ahead of the game not having to spend the money on gas to watch someone that may or may not actually know how to work on my bow and then charge me $35!
I just used it to swap cables/string and sync my cams.
July 27th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Doesn't seem like this design would be able to fix a string that has popped off a cam... or am i missing something ?
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