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WTB Bench mount boot streched with bunion adapter

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Need a used one.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 13

good luck, the only time these things normally appear is when a shop closes down or replaces equipment (and if it works it doesn't normally get replaced) , these things are bomb proof, they don't wear out or break with normal use and don't come cheap

 

having said all that someone will probably come on here and say they have 3 going spare ;)

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

I can only hope!

post #4 of 13

its a rivet replacer, but with new ends could be used for a press

 

 

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

I bought this one and it works perfectly for ski boots. My problem is I need it to do all my shoes and hiking boots. Since by bunion is so large I need a little more length to the press for my shoes. I know a bench mount has a lot more travel. Hopefully someone be motivated by getting this one in the deal or I am sure I can sell it separate or maybe take it to the swap. I am trying to get the boot press with the adapters for bunions. I would not know how to adapt on that rig.


Edited by levy1 - 9/25/14 at 9:06am
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

Now we are talking. Just about the size I need for my bunion! Thank you. 

post #8 of 13

Very confused.  The setup you bought is used by nearly every ski shop in North America and probably the world.  With the attachments you have adjustment range is almost infinite and I've never seen a bunion so large it couldn't manage. 

 

Lou

post #9 of 13

The little build your own boot press is pretty cool but there is no way it is going to work better than the press you bought.

 

Lou

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
I need the press to be able to work with my hiking boots and my leather shoes. When you're stretching letter you need another half inch and this machine doesn't have it. Also most shops use a bench mounted boost press which has more travel for bunions.
post #11 of 13

I own a shop remember and use a manual press and the hydraulic one you bought.  It has more than adequate travel for any bunion I've come across.  Which side are you using the ring or the straight hydraulic ram?

 

Lou

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Chrome ring. Is there another way?
post #13 of 13

Absolutely.  what is wrong with the straight ram on the other side.?  Definitely it depends on how wide the forefoot is but if the straight ram with I'll call it the little button (in your picture on the far right will fit across the medial lateral aspect of the boot then you are good.  Heat the bunion area, position the straight ram so the button is in the centre of the bunion area and buckle the lower two buckles.  Pump away and press the bunion area out.

 

Lou

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