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Watch a stack of books eat this 150-ton hydraulic press for lunch

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

In case you’re wondering if you’ve been wasting your life, the Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube is a thing. Because, in these trying times, why wouldn’t you want to watch dozens of videos of a 150-ton press crush everything from food and bones to steel pipes and deep-frozen hammers? The items are requested by viewers, and it’s as satisfying as watching a pimple pop. True eighth grade summer fun.

But seriously, follks, we actually use a lot of these types of presses when both making and testing our own Hamilton products, so, you know, it’s a little field research for us, too. It’s amazing watching this press withstand all these explosions and pressure shocks.

But we couldn’t believe our eyes when we witnessed the hydraulic press actually break down while crushing…wait for it…a stack of books. It’s unbelievable what pressure can do to paper. You have to see it to believe it (Minute 1:45).

Could it be that the written word is even more powerful than hundreds of pounds of force? Shakespeare would probably call it poetic justice.

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