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Average ship time: 14 days from order date

Corbin Hydro-Press
Corbin Hydro-Press Quantity in Basket: None
Catalog No.: CHP-1
Price: $9,850.00
Shipping Weight: 405.00 pounds
Select Power Option:
115 volts 50/60hz (base price)
220 volts 50/60 hz ($498)
  Digital Pressure Read-Out (950.00)
The CHP-1 Hydro-Press is used by 90% of the world's custom bullet firms and research labs. It uses the Corbin -H swaging and drawing dies, as well as standard 7/8-14 thread reloading dies and button-type shell holders with the optional reloading adapter kit. With fully adjustable stroke from 1-6 inches, electronic position and timing, three position transducers and two pressure transducers, the Hydro-Press provides not just raw power but power with repeatable, precision control.

  • Calibers from 0.100 to 1.0 inch diameter
  • Bullet lengths up to 3.5 inches
  • Lead hardness up to Bhn 15 (depending on shape, size)
  • Stroke length from 1 to 6 inches, fully adjustable
  • Electronic dwell timing at top and bottom of stroke
  • Programmable stroke cycles
  • Pressure-sensing ram control with position override
  • Comes with FPH-1-H floating punch holder
  • Standard 115 v 60/50 hz 5 amp average, 12 amp peak draw
  • Optional 220 v 50/60 hz power conversion
  • Ram threaded 1-in x 12
  • Removable steel head, standard 1.5-in x 12 thread
  • Built-in control interfaces for optional strip feed
  • Key-locked control for power and automatic cycling
  • Reloads 50 BMG, 20mm, other large calibers
  • Extrudes lead wire with optional LED-1-H extruder kit
  • Hundreds of optional swaging and drawing dies available
  • Manufactures rifle and pistol jackets from tubing or strip
  • Completely self-contained in air-cooled, powder-coated steel cabinet
  • Low noise level during operation
  • Industrial quality components for decades of trouble-free operation
  • Maintenance is virtually nil: wipe down polished surfaces with light oil
  • Change operations, calibers in seconds with low cost tooling

Shipping weight 408 lbs. Shipping is an estimate: actual cost depends on truck or airline routing and will NOT be charged as indicated on the automated invoice unless you wish shipping to be prepaid and sent by truck in continental USA (Alaska may be higher cost than the store software calculates - please call for a closer shipping estimation.

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The press is shipped in a sturdy carton clearly marked with tie down lift gate, non-tipping and other instructions. If it does not arrive in a carton which looks like these pictures (at least reasonably close, as we may change carton markings to keep up with changing rules and laws) reject the shipment. It would mean that the original carton was removed or destroyed. This probably would mean also that mishandling has damaged the press, or could have done so.

Note: We are not able to export this product. Customers in other countries can arrange for air freight or ocean freight delivery, or truck delivery to Canada and Mexico themselves, by contacting local freight firms such as the local office of UPS, DHL, or FedEx, or other freight handling firms. Corbin can prepare commercial invoices and package for export (document preparation and shipping materials fee applies). We cannot arrange to handle the export shipping and customs paperwork directly, but you can have this done through your freight firm.

The press is shipped on a 20 x 25 inch custom pallet with a triple wall heavy corrugated cardboard carton secured to the pallet, and protecting the press. The carton and pallet makes a 59-inch tall package. The weight is 405 lbs (gross). The hydraulic fluid used in the press is considered non-flammable material. The press is delivered with a power cord but without a power plug on the end of it, since there are so many versions used around the world. Also some people wire the press directly to a breaker box, without a plug.

It is imporant to read the shipping instructions because they will explain what to do when the carton arrives, before signing the delivery receipt. Once you sign the receipt, certain legal issues are settled that may preclude recovering insurance damages if you find that the carton was mishandled, dropped, hit by a fork lift, etc., and there is damage to the press.


Be certain to read the shipping instructions before the press arrives, so you know what to do immediately if you see any sign of damage. Also you will know that you do NOT sign anything until you check the "Tip-N-Tell" indicator mounted on the carton. If the indicator shows that the carton was tipped past 15-degrees from vertical, or if there is any indication of damage, however slight, either do NOT accept delivery and do NOT sign any papers, or else sign "Received in Damaged Condition".

Once you sign, without any special note about damage, you have in effect said that the package was receivcd in acceptable condition, and thus given up your right to claim insurance for damages you may find after opening the carton. Dropping the carton off the back of a truck or off the dock onto the concrete drive below may not show up as damage on the outside of the carton. The "Tip-N=Tell" indicator will typcally show some indication of tipping. Even the slightest indication is enough to either reject the package or sign with the damaged condition caveat. After all you don't have to be right about it, and there is no law tha tsays you have to do anything if you don't find damage. But having that protection in place can be very valuable.

Power Options
The press comes standard for use with 110-120v 60hz single phase power (standard USA household supply, 15 amp circuit with average 8-10 amp draw).

The 220v option is added when you select the A220V power option. This option includes additions to step the line voltage down to 110-120v for the control and indicator lighting system, provided additional switch contacts and wiring, and uses a special 50/60hz motor with voltage settings for the proper ranges, as well as a pair of cartridge fuses in a heavy duty fuse block for extra line and circuit protection. Actual input voltage can range from 220 to 240v.

Unless you NEED to use one of the higher voltage options, it is better (in the USA and Canada) to select the standard or default 115 volt 60hz power option included in the basic price. Any standard household power outlet capable of delivering a peak of 15 amps, and an average of 8-12 amps depending on the load and cycle selection, is adequate. Most outlets that do not have a compressor or high current device such as an iron, toaster, microwave oven or hotplate on the same circuit (or, if so, not likely to be used at the same time as the press) will work. Circuits with air conditioners, refrigerators, air compressors, or other high in-rush current devices should not be used to power the Hydro-Press. Long power runs over 100 feet with less than 10-gauge copper wiring, or shorter runs of copper wiring smaller than size 14 or aluminum wiring smaller than size 12 would not be appropriate for operating the press on a permanent basis.

Optional CHP-DRO Digital Pressure Read-Out system may be ordered as a factory-installed option on any new Hydro-Press. Provides more precise readout with higher accuracy as well as finer resolution. This does not replace the standard panel mounted analog gauge. It adds an internal pressure sensor, 24-v regulated power supply, internal hydraulic fitting and quick connect sensor wiring, and adds a panel mounted socket to the press on the right side, above the power cable. A mounting system with adjustable position is added to the rear top edge of the press cabinet to mount the read-out meter. The meter can be mounted on a wall or placed on a shelf if desired. The standard cable is 3-feet long with 90-degree angled plus and socket on either end. You can order 4-foot, 6-foot, or any arbitrary length up to 25 feet for a small additional cost per foot.

Both the power for the meter, and the pressure signal come through the same cable, so there is no need for separate plug-in to power. There are no controls or switches required since the meter is always on as soon as it is plugged in, and the transducer and meter are calibrated to read 0 to 3000 psi with a 5-digit bright red display. Compared to similar accuracy meters which can cost $1500 to $3000, the CHP-DRO is very reasonably priced at just $650.

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Note: Shipping cost is only a software estimate. Typical shipping in the USA by truck varies by location but ranges from $300 to $500, LTL Common Carrier or UPS Freight. Overseas shipping is normally done by air freight and is quoted prior to shipment for your approval. No bank card charge is made by this web store: all prices are for your information, and will be updated and confirmed prior to shipment for truck items.

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