Grizzly   |  Model: T27978
50-Ton Air/Hydraulic Shop Press
Price: $750.00
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Grizzly T27978 - 50-Ton Air/Hydraulic Shop Press

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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.
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Jason T
question 11/26/2018

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 6/21/2018

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 7/16/2017

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.

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Common Questions and Answers about the T27978:

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

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

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