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I'm looking into manual pellet presses and the one in mind lists a 12T clamping force and then goes on to detail that the analogue gauge goes from 0- 24,000 lbs. Are these two numbers related? When I try to convert T to lbs I usually get 26,880 lbs for 12T.

Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ which tons are you using? Ton-force (short) converts to 24,000 lbs $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 25, 2017 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, I had been using Ton-force (long)...** face palm ** Thanks a lot Solar Mike! $\endgroup$ Jul 25, 2017 at 17:50

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Since tons are being related to pounds, you should not start by assuming metric tons. A ton = 2000 pounds, so 12 tons would be 24,000 pounds.

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  • $\begingroup$ What took you so long? We had this covered a bit ago. $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 25, 2017 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ @Sol: Not sure what you mean. Looks like I answered this only 3 hours after the question was posted. It was the first, and at this writing still the only answer. $\endgroup$ Jul 25, 2017 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ But the comment that gave the solution to the OP was posted 5 hours ago, perhaps giving you sufficient time to read it. $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 25, 2017 at 21:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Sol: Comments aren't answers. Learn how the site works. I wrote a actual answer, since nobody else had. $\endgroup$ Jul 25, 2017 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ I need to start trawling the comments then to garner more points... perhaps my ethics hold me back. $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 25, 2017 at 21:44
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Which tons are you using? Ton-force (short) converts to 24,000 lbs – Solar Mike 5 hours ago

Posted this as an answer, having had it confirmed by the OP as helping him with his issue, confirmed by his comment : Ah, I had been using Ton-force (long)...** face palm ** Thanks a lot Solar Mike!

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