what size press?


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Ok I am getting to the point I cant hammer as much as I need to learn to make Damascus and such. I am looking for a hydraulic press that will aid me in this process. My question is what size do I need? 20 ton, 25 ton, 30 ton ect... I don't have a lot right now and am saving for a power hammer of some sort but need something to get me by in the interim. Can someone suggest to me what I could use?
My 20 Ton has been good to me over the years. I buit it from the Dr. James Batson plans. You can get the plans through the A.B.S store online. Great plans. I used them only as a guide and modified it for my needs.