Originally Posted by peterman
what are you broaching? keyseats? I think the stoke is 1 1/4, (on the 5 ton) what you may be looking for is a keyseater. You can find the old spring bar type Mitts and Merrill pretty cheap, or pay a few more hundreds for a Morrison, if ya can find one. Both these machines are trip wheel function, best suited for stamping small parts or for forming. If I had tool and die experience I would use them to hammer out a bunch of useless moto farkles of some sort, just to put them to work.
we have a couple hydro broach presses but they're huge like 50-100 ton.
i was kinda hoping for a smaller unit. just try and not break a 3/8 broach in one.