Homemade Hydraulic Press Machine || Hydraulic Press

Suthar Sandeep 23834 November 24, 2018 Comments


A hydraulic press is a machine using a hydraulic cylinder to generate a compressive force. It uses the hydraulic equivalent of a mechanical lever. A hydraulic press is a machine that has a plate in which the metallic material is placed so that it can be crushed, straightened or moulded. Unlike their mechanical counterparts, hydraulic press machines can compress any material to a full extent. Also, hydraulic presses take only half of the space that the mechanical ones take because they have the ability to compress a large pressure in a cylinder having a less diameter.


Hydraulic presses are commonly used for forging, clinching,moulding, punching, deep drawing, and metal forming operations. With the growth and importance of light-weighting in the aerospace and automotive industry, more applications are present in Thermoplastics, Composites, RTM Resin Transfer Molding, GMT Glass Mat Transfer and Carbon Fiber Molding. All of these applications require precise control and repeat-ability.


An industrial sized hydraulic press machine is extremely heavy and expensive, but a smaller version can be made using a standard 5 ton bottle jack—the same type used to change a car tire. A blast shield and safety glasses should always be used when crushing anything, especially if it's hard material.



Parts Used:-

L-Section angle heavy (2”*2”)

Square pipe heavy (1½”*1½”)

2 Nos. spring

5 Ton hydraulic jack

Tractor trolly pin heavy

12 Nos. M10 bolts ( 2½” length) with nuts

2 Nos. M10 bolts (3” length) with nuts

2 Nos. M10 allenky bolts (1” length)

4 Nos. M8 allenky bolts (½” length)

2 Nos. 3/8 allenky bolts (½” length)

4 Nos. ¼ allenky bolts (½” length)

3/8 Bolt (1¼” length)

2 Nos. 5/16 J bolt (2½” length) with nuts


How To Make:-


Step 1:- Cutting of parts

First step to make a hydraulic press is cutting of required metal parts. So, I cut everything to its proper length and dimension such as L-section angle, square pipe etc. Then next step is drilled a holes for proper assembly of all cutting metal parts to make a frame of hydraulic press.

For cutting and drilling of parts you must ensures the safety protection. A pair of work gloves is good insurance against a wire brush if it should slip, as well as cutting down on the vibration being transmitted to your hands.

With that in mind, eye and hearing protection is a must. An angle grinder with a cut off blade makes a racket which soon causes a ringing in the ear without proper protection, it also sprays a shower of sparks which can bounce back off nearby objects, beware the hot spark bouncing back off a wall over the top of your safety goggles, it’s not a fun experience.


Step 2:- Assembly of all metal parts

Second step is assembly of all cutting metal parts. I assembled all the metal parts without any kind of welding. I only used bolts and nuts for proper assembly of metal parts to make a frame of the hydraulic press.

Proper assembly to make a frame body of the hydraulic press is shown in the image.


Step 3:- A 5 ton bottle jack and springs

I used 5 ton bottle jack to make this hydraulic press. Also I used 2 mechanical springs to allow the hydraulic jack in its first position. Both the hydraulic jack and springs are attached with the frame by using of bolts. Springs are attached by using of J bolts.

For better look I painted it with black and red colours.


Step 4:- Testing

Now, this machine is ready to use. A hydraulic press is a machine that has a plate in which the metallic material is placed so that it can be crushed, straightened or moulded. In this machine you can easily straightened and crushed metal parts.

For better understanding, watch the video given below.

homemade hydraulic press machine hydraulicpress how make


  1. ,    [ ]
    November 27, 2018

    Absolute awesome job..

    November 27, 2018


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      December 16, 2018

    • A K Singh ,    [ Lucknow ]
      May 25, 2019

      I want to purchase 10 tonight hydraulic press machine

  3. sibaram palai,    [ Balugaon khurda odisha ]
    December 2, 2018

    Sir I want buy this 5ton hyudrulic presser mechine

  4. Raj ,    [ Gadag ]
    December 4, 2018

    How much pressure it will be sustained????

  5. Raj ,    [ Gadag ]
    December 4, 2018

    How much pressure it will be sustained????

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      February 4, 2019

  6. s. srinivasa ravi sankar,    [ Nellore ]
    December 4, 2018

    sir, can you able give dimensions of all objects. thanking you

  7. ravi,    [ BENGALURU ]
    December 5, 2018

    Thickness and length of angles need to be mentioned.Same for the square sections and channels.Good project.I am trying this with welding. thanks.

  8. ,    [ ]
    December 24, 2018

  9. Talib Abdullah ,    [ Øvre Årdal ]
    December 24, 2018

    Hi Can I get the measurements in centimeters. I do not understand the meter Dear Talib

  10. ,    [ ]
    December 26, 2018

    Podras traducir al español

  11. Hector,    [ México ]
    January 22, 2019

    What about the dimensions for the plates and the "beam" where the Jack sits?

  12. Javier,    [ Mexico ]
    January 22, 2019

    Excelent project. Nevertheless, detailed blueprints, instructions and materials list should be given (the plates - as mentione above- are not being specified, for instance)

  13. Claudio,    [ Rimini ]
    February 17, 2019

    Hello project fantastico cor

  14. gowri shankar,    [ idappadi ]
    February 19, 2019

    pls this tittle advantages send this mail

  15. Mdshahid,    [ Bhubaneswar ]
    March 1, 2019

    I need compact and moveable hydrolic pressure bale machine to make a 3feet/3feet compressed waste materials to transport easily. Baling with tied materials like papers, plastics,cartoon, pet bottles etc

  16. Ritesh kamlapuri ,    [ Bhopal ]
    April 9, 2019

    It is a nice project . I want to present this in my college so please send me link of the ppt or report . It will very kind of you if send me soon thanku

  17. Deborah Long,    [ Columbus ]
    May 5, 2019

    I just found your U-Tube video on making a hydraulic press. I don't know anything about your company, and would like to know if you sell kits for assembly for your projects. Thank you.

  18. Aqib khan,    [ Chiniot ]
    May 8, 2019

    "Nos. Spring or nuts" so nos. Stands for

  19. EDUARDO SILVA,    [ Rio Largo ]
    July 12, 2019

    Hi I like your job, congratulations. what's the thickness of the right Square pipe heavy? I'm thinking of doing to sell, I've been out of work for a few months.

  20. Raymond,    [ Seattle, WA ]
    July 18, 2019

    missing information on parts for jack base and for plate(s) for jack piston???

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