PANAVISE 502 Precision PanaPress
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  • Reversible ram applies up to 1/4 ton (500 lbs. / 227kg) of pressure and is 0.75-Inch x 0.75 (19.1mm x 19.1mm) square and 5.875 (149.2mm) long
  • Four adjustable nylon gibs provide exceptional ram control. Arm is 8 (203.2mm) long. Base footprint is 3.7 x 7 (94mm x 177.8mm) and includes four 0.25 (6.3mm) holes countersunk at the corners for bolting to a work surface
  • Height (from base to top of back not including variable ram height or arm length): 7 (177.8mm), Weight: 5.4 lbs. (2.5kg)
  • One end of the ram is reamed 0.251 (6.4mm) for adding tooling

Product Description

Arbor Press, Force in Tons 1/4, Force Range (Lbs.) 500, Swing (In.) 24, Table Work Surface (In.) 3-3/4 x 7, Anvil Dia. Work Area (In.) 1/2, Range of Slot Widths (In.) Up to 1/2, Max. Work Height (In.) 3-3/16, Ram Dimensions (In.) 3/4 x 3/4 x 6, Zinc Casting, Reversible Ram, Reamed 1/4 in. Hole, (4) Adjustable Nylon Gibs, 8 in. Arm, (4) 1/4 in. Base Mounting Countersunk Holes, (2) Pre-Drilled and Tapped 1/4-20 Accessory Mounting Holes, Includes(2) 1/4-20 x 3/4 in. Screws

From the Manufacturer

The PanaVise 502 precision PanaPress is a versatile and compact arbor press used in manufacturing, or as a repair tool. The PanaPress is used for pressing bearings, sleeves, and collars, as well as forming, and assembling small parts, broaching, and staking using its reversible rack. The ram component of the PanaVise 502 precision PanaPress is rack and pinion driven and applies up to 1/4 ton (500 lbs. / 227 kg) of pressure.

A compact arbor press useful in manufacturing or as a repair tool.

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A rack and pinion driven ram delivers 1/4 ton of pressure right where you need it.

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1/4 Ton of Pressure for Industrial Tooling and Repair

The 502 precision PanaPress is an arbor press composed of a 5-7/8" (149.2 mm) long ram housed within a 7" tall press body that sits on a 3-11/16" x 7" (94 mm x 177.8 mm) base. The ram is rack and pinion driven, delivering 1/4 ton (500 lbs.) of pressure along its 3/4" x 3/4" (19.1 mm x 19.1 mm) square end with the downward pull of the unit's 8" (203.2 mm) arm. The level of pressure focused on a precise spot is ideal for pressing bearings, sleeves and collars, as well as forming and assembling small parts, broaching and staking. Accuracy of the ram movement is ensured by four adjustable nylon gibs, arranged along the top face of the PanaPress, which provide strong ram control. The ram is reversible, with one end containing a 1/4" hole accurately reamed for use in optional tooling using available PanaPress accessories (sold separately). Accessories can also be mounted using the two pre-drilled and tapped 1/4"-20 holes in the base of the unit. Four 1/4" (6.3 mm) countersunk holes are provided in the base for mounting of the 502 precision PanaPress to work surfaces.

Key Features

Compact arbor press designed for industrial manufacturing and repair tasks, including: pressing bearings, sleeves, and collars, forming and assembling small parts, broaching and staking

Rack and pinion driven reversible 1/4 ton ram

8" arm

Ram arm reamed for added tooling options

Two pre-drilled and tapped 1/4"-20 holes aligned at the top of the base for accessory mounting

Base mountable to work surfaces via for 1/4" (6.3 mm) countersunk holes


Height (from base to top of back): 7" (177.8 mm)

Weight: 5.4 lbs. (2.5 kg)


Reversible: Yes

Dimensions: 3/4" x 3/4" (19.1 mm x 19.1 mm) square and 5-7/8" (149.2 mm) long

Pressure: 1/4 ton (500 lbs. / 227 kg)

Additional tooling option: Yes, via reamed 1/4" (6.4 mm) hole

Adjustable: Yes (four nylon gibs)

Arm: 8" (203.2 mm)

Base footprint: 3-11/16" x 7" (94 mm x 177.8 mm)

Base mounting: Four 1/4" (6.3 mm) countersunk holes

Accessory mounting: Two pre-drilled and tapped 1/4"-20 holes

What's in the Box?

PanaVise 502 precision PanaPress

User's manual and warranty information

Limited Lifetime Warranty

All PanaVise products are warranted against defective materials and/or workmanship to all original consumer owners from the date of original consumer purchase for the lifetime of ownership by the original consumer owner. In the event of defective materials and/or workmanship, PanaVise Products, Inc. will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, the defective product within 60-days from the receipt of the defective product. The Warranty does not apply to damage not resulting from defective materials and/or workmanship while in the possession of the original consumer or to unreasonable use by the original consumer, which includes but is not limited to improper installation, or failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance.

About PanaVise

Founded in 1957 by tool and die maker Otto Colbert and currently headquartered in Reno, Nevada, PanaVise is a leader in work-holding products. Over the years, a natural outgrowth of this expertise has been continued development of other items which hold things securely and offer a wide range of motion. Important areas in which this has been applied include, Electronics, CCTV Camera Mounts, and Audio/Video Mounts, earning PanaVise the nickname the "the hold it anywhere you want it company."