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For your toughest shop pressing and stamping needs, this versatile 50-Ton Hydraulic Shop Press does it all! The two-speed pump operates the ram at a slow or fast pace to accommodate a wide variety of pressing applications. Featuring a fast-pump core that allows the head assembly to lower to the workpiece quicker than a slow-pump core, a hand-operated winch for raising and lowering the bed, and a spring return ram for faster retraction.


  • Pneumatic and hydraulic hand-pump operation
  • Winch and pulley system for lifting and lowering work table
  • Built-in pressure gauge
  • Welded steel frame for maximum rigidity
  • Adjustable table accommodates wide variety of operations
  • Includes two steel arbor plates


  • Ram max applied force: 100,000 lbs. (50 tons)
  • Hand winch lifting capacity: 1000 lbs.
  • Ram maximum stroke: 7-7/16"
  • Maximum distance to table: 39"
  • Minimum distance to table: 9-1/4"
  • Working air pressure: 110-125 PSI
  • Footprint: 39-1/2"L x 27-1/2"W
  • Overall dimensions: 51"W x 36"D x 68"H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 540 lbs.

12 Customer Reviews (4.9 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Big, solid, heavy, strong - certainly worth the value 05/07/2020 10:37:48 PM

Yes it has lots of pressing power, but the ram moves quite slow by either air or hand - the extreme amount of pressing power is a good trade off though.
A great thing was once we opened the decently built crate the press was nearly assembled complete, only had to bolt on winch, pump, and feet.
Yes it is built very heavy to use 50 tons of pressure, but it's a cheap type of design such as the feet are way to light duty, the cable winch works but needs a stand off so it doesn't rub hard on the clamped end of cable, the cables are too far in taking up a couple inches of open pressing room - a simple tab or angle iron relocates the cables out of way much better. Definitely built in Cheap China.

Overall it's a great value but remember you're getting what you pay for. It's built very heavy and weighs over 500 pounds, easily presses over 30 tons almost effortless and definitely uses the 50 ton ability when pushed.
I'm happy with my purchase and I do recommend it, but I'll be making slight modifications to mine.

*slight side note*
My press was shipped without any nuts to the hardware, supposedly they're shipping the metric nuts to me over a week after delivery. Obviously I just used standard hardware that was available to finish the minimum assembly.

Donald C
Great value works perfect. 03/01/2020 3:42:05 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
02/03/2020 2:45:47 PM

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Paul G
Pretty Decent 50 Ton Press 11/15/2019 5:59:40 PM

This 50t press is well made, solid, with a real hydraulic system. It arrives crated, and is easy to final assemble, only requiring the feet, and the hydraulic system to be attached. The hydraulics are filled and ready for use after it is mounted.
The only design slight is the attachment of the lifting cables to the bed. They are simply looped through holes in the bed, but they reduce the working width by about 3 as they are angled into the work area. (Pic 1). I modified this by using 2 1/2 eye bolts through those holes and extending the cable attachment points outward into the vertical support area. (Pic 2). This opens the complete 27 working width. This is important and useful when using a Press Brake, so the Brake guides can be outside the working area (Pic 3).
For this press, I modified a 40 SWAG Off-Road Press Brake to use the entire 27 working width.
The air/hydraulic motor is a bit slow, but powerful. The air pump itself can easily get above 25t pressure.
Overall a great 50T Press at a very reasonable price.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/09/2019 1:40:57 PM

Very nice hydraulic press for the money. Could have spent three times as much on a similar one.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/22/2019 2:23:14 PM

The press works very well. I was not happy with the light angle iron floor base and straps. They are insufficient for such a heavy machine. I therefore built 2 - 3x3x24x 1/2 angle floor struts with a 1/2 plate welded to them for stronger supports. Otherwise very happy so far.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/03/2019 2:05:25 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
02/21/2019 3:00:53 PM

Great Value! Very happy with our purchase can't beat this press for the money

Bruce B
Very nice product 02/21/2019 1:09:52 PM

Very good value and well built
Putting to a test very soon

Jason T
question 11/26/2018 4:39:20 PM

It says Featuring a fast-pump core that allows the head assembly to lower to the workpiece quicker than a slow-pump core,

How fast? Is there a video I can watch?

I am looking for a forge press, so I want a press that moves fairly quickly, but not too fast as to lose control of the pressing of the steel.

John M
Best Value on the Market 06/21/2018 7:35:52 PM

This press has all the features of units 5 times the price. This is half the price of the units that are a glorified bottle jack in a frame. This is a purpose built unit like a Dake but for a tiny fraction of the cost. I feel this price won't last for long, so even though it was back-ordered when I bought it, I wanted to lock in the price.

Jerry M
Very Pleased 07/16/2017 6:39:37 PM

Purchased the Grizzly Model T27978 50 ton shop press shipped to my door. UPS shipping document said the wood crate weighted 574 pounds and it was my job to get it out of the truck.

On uncrating it I was pleasantly surprised to see it already 90% assembled. The winch cable was installed and all the high pressure hoses connected! All I had to do was bolt the winch and jack to the sides and then assemble the base.

OOPs!!! What is this? A coiled clear hose coming out of the rear bottom of 50 ton ram? Parts List showed it as item 47 and called it an overflow hose. Where does the other end attach? The Manual gave no clue.
Called Grizzly Tech. and ask them about it. The Tech. was super nice. But, I felt like I caught him in my headlights. He knew exactly what the problem was but the answer was nowhere in his data bank. Even went and looked at the one on their display floor. There was the mystery hose sure enough, still coiled up on the ram and attached to nothing. He laughed and said do what we did just leave it there.
MY research & thinking theorizes that the hose captures oil leakage from the ram piston seal and drains it back to the pump reservoir. I removed the vent petcock on top of the pump reservoir, uncoiled the mystery hose and it screwed right in. See pictures.

I must say, I like the new press. The cross beams and table are made of 7 Channel w/2.75 Flange x5/16Thick. The columns are 3 7/8W x 3/8T Flat Stock. The table support pins are 1 3/16 Dia. The table plates are 1 ½Tx2 ¾Wx12L steel. It seems quite strong to be the cheapest 50 Ton I could find and I have allways enjoyed dealing with Grizzly.

Good job GRIZZLY!

PS: If pictures attach ok, the last one is a soda can being pressed with 20 tons.

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the T27978:

Q: What is the space between the columns? How many inchses from the inside?

A:The distance between the columns on the T27978 50- Ton Air/Hydraulic Shop Press is 27-3/8”.