The last couple of night I was getting horrible results heat pressing foil onto shirts. Half of the foil would not transfer. After hours of troubleshooting I realized that when I closed the clamshell the heat panel would not press against the top half of the platen. I flipped over the press and this is what I saw. A metal bar part that was paert of the base split in half. I guess I don't know my own strength, even though I don't think I was using too much pressure. Anyone know any other uses for this press now? I don't think it could be welded. Should I just toss it in the garbage? Thanks
Wow! actually a welding shop could repair it if you disassembled first, but depending on what you paid for the press it might not be worth the effort, I'd guess a welding shop might charge you $75-$100 to cut a couple plates to cover the break and weld everything back square, if you know someone with a welder you could probably get it fixed for a few beers. LOL!
Hope this helps.