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Contributors to this thread:
Bowfreak 23-Oct-18
Brotsky 23-Oct-18
Bowfreak 23-Oct-18
WapitiBob 23-Oct-18
Bowfreak 23-Oct-18
Ucsdryder 23-Oct-18
Fields 23-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 23-Oct-18
midwest 23-Oct-18
Ucsdryder 23-Oct-18
Cheesehead Mike 23-Oct-18
carcus 23-Oct-18
grossklw 23-Oct-18
SixLomaz 23-Oct-18
INbowdude 24-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 24-Oct-18
grubby 25-Oct-18
Pat Lefemine 25-Oct-18
Highlife 25-Oct-18
Cheesehead Mike 26-Oct-18
Brotsky 26-Oct-18
grubby 26-Oct-18
x-man 26-Oct-18
x-man 26-Oct-18
Cheesehead Mike 26-Oct-18
grubby 26-Oct-18
Bowfreak 26-Oct-18
Bowfreak 27-Oct-18
midwest 27-Oct-18
Bowfreak 27-Oct-18
midwest 27-Oct-18
From: Bowfreak
23-Oct-18

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I just wanted to post this up for you guys. I saw on another site where Feradyne Outdoors had the Apple Edge Economy Bow Press on sale for $179.99. This is a great little press for the home shop and it will press beyond parallel bows safely. I have a press that I can press pretty much any bow with, but it has more limitations than this one does. So...after a little digging I found a 15% of coupon and bought one. Use CRUSH15 at checkout and you can get 15% off. My total came to $152.99 with tax and free shipping. That is hard to beat.

From: Brotsky
23-Oct-18
Wow, pretty good deal! I still like my LCA EZ Green better but it was far more expensive than this one!

From: Bowfreak
23-Oct-18
I agree Brotsky but for $150 this is pretty sweet.

From: WapitiBob
23-Oct-18
I tried to sell mine for $50, gave up and took it to the dump.

From: Bowfreak
23-Oct-18
You must not have tried very hard Bob. I can't imagine you couldn't sell a $300 press for $50 on here or AT classifieds.

From: Ucsdryder
23-Oct-18
The old presses that don’t press past parallel limbs have zero value. This is a good deal for anybody wanting to get into tuning. I can’t imagine not having a press at this point.

From: Fields
23-Oct-18
would this press work on a Mathews Halon

23-Oct-18
"I can’t imagine not having a press at this point."

I don't have one because I just use my thighs.

From: midwest
23-Oct-18

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From: Ucsdryder
23-Oct-18
Hahahahahaha

23-Oct-18
Thanks Bowfreak! I just ordered one but it cost me $161.40 because I had to pay WI tax.

From: carcus
23-Oct-18
Best archery related purchase ive made is a press, mine is a LCA EZ Green , this one looks like it would work

From: grossklw
23-Oct-18
Thanks as well, I've been looking at finally biting the bullet on this and being my own pro-shop. I've heard from many guys a bow-press is invaluable, glad I finally made the jump.

From: SixLomaz
23-Oct-18
Target acquired. Thank you.

From: INbowdude
24-Oct-18
Thanks Bowfreak!

24-Oct-18
Nick, you can have a fishnet shirt too. Just order one on Amazon.

25-Oct-18
If I didn't already have a better Apple press....I'd buy that one.

From: grubby
25-Oct-18
Getting a press was the best thing I ever did archery related.

From: Pat Lefemine
25-Oct-18
I own that press but it’s a PIA so looking to replace it.

From: Highlife
25-Oct-18
Pat what's your issues with it? I ask for that price could be useful at the club.

26-Oct-18

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To my door in 2 days! Hopefully it's not too much of a PIA... :-(

From: Brotsky
26-Oct-18
I would say it looks to take more steps and more moving pieces to press the bow than say an LCA press. I'm sure that is what Pat's gripe is with it. I'm sure it's quite functional, especially for the price!

From: grubby
26-Oct-18
I have a LCA easy press clone that I built myself, I think the biggest problem with this one compared to mine would be the other parts being in the way. I think it will do anything anyone wants it to do just less convenience.

From: x-man
26-Oct-18
There's a sequence that must be followed to use this press properly. For somebody trying to use this for several different bows, it would seem like a PITA because you have to start over with the proper sequence each time. For a private guy that is just pressing one bow, you'll only have to go through that sequence once.

If it doesn't come with instructions, please PM me and I'll walk you through the sequence. I don't own this press, but a good friend of mine does. (I had to teach him how to do it correctly.)

From: x-man
26-Oct-18
The first advise I give for this press is to mount it on a stand that has access to both sides of the press. Don't mount it to a work bench. You'll want to be able to walk around it.

26-Oct-18
Thanks x-man. I haven't taken out of the box and busy hunting now so I probably won't set it up for a while...

From: grubby
26-Oct-18
If those press fingers don't work out for you let me know.

From: Bowfreak
26-Oct-18
Once it's set for your bow it works perfectly. I wouldn't want this press if I was working on numerous bows.

From: Bowfreak
27-Oct-18

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Also....I plan to eventually mark my press in 1/2" or 1" increments similar to and X Press. If this is done you can write down the position of each adjustment for numerous bows and set the press up to press different bows fairly easy.

The press is supposed to come with a 22.5" cable and a 26.5" cable. Mine came with (2) 24" cables from outside of eyelet to outside of eyelet. If anyone has a longer one that they won't use I'd be interested in it.

Here is a picture of it pressing my RX 1 Ultra. It took a while to get it set with the short cable but it works great.

From: midwest
27-Oct-18
Mark, you could make your own cable pretty cheap any length you want with stuff from the local hardware store.

From: Bowfreak
27-Oct-18
I could for sure Nick but I will probably just add chain quick link. That will make the cable another inch or so longer. I thought about that as soon as I woke up this morning.

From: midwest
27-Oct-18
I thought of that, too, but looking at your pic, it looks like extending the chain would interfere with where the jack contacts. Then thought, oh duh, add it to the end of the cable!

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