Here I am building a 10-ton hydraulic pump and attaching a gauge inline to allow us to measure the PSI using the Dabpress hr10t35v 10-ton rosin press.
If you want to follow my build, here are the parts used. It cost approx $150 after shipping.
1. Strongway 10-ton Hydraulic Pump 1/4" NPT (no hose) #46274
2. Strongway 10-ton hydraulic hose 1/4" NPT #46279
3. 2 1/2" Face Liquid Filled 10000 PSI Gauge and Adapter 3/8" NPT
4. Enerpac Reducer Bushing 3/8" NPT to 1/4" NPT # FZ1630
5. Enerpac Adaptor Fitting 3/8" NPT Female, 1/4 NPT Male # FZ1055
Porta power 10-ton hydraulic pumps come with hoses and have the 1/4" NPT quick coupler that pairs to the hr10t35v rosin press, so you can shop around for a compatible pump with the correct hose and fitting, and save money on your build. I personally recommend the Strongway pumps as they have safety features like overload protection, and the air release valve at the rear of the pump is very nice. Worst case scenario, if you are building your own pump, you can contact a hydraulic supplier like mscdirect.com or grainger.com and get just about any fittings.
I hope this video was helpful!
Parts needed to build your own 10-ton hydraulic hand pump with gauge.
*The reason so many parts are needed is because there are few, if any, easily sourced 1/4" NPT hydraulic gauge adapters rated to 10000 PSI. So we must buy a 3/8" NPT hydraulic gauge adapter and reduce it's fitting sizes down to 1/4" to work with the more affordable 10-ton hydraulic pumps like Strongway, Porta Power, Big Red (EU/UK), and others who use a smaller diameter hose to deliver the same tonnage as the more commercial grade pumps such as Enerpac. Every piece listed in this DIY build is rated for 10000 PSI working pressure.
First, a gauge adapter is required. Two common types, all in one or build your own
All in 3/8" NPT Hydraulic Pressure Gauge Adapter with gauge 10000 PSI rated
$50 - https://www.trick-tools.com/10_000_psi_Gauge_and_Fitting_Gauge_1633
$264 - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/33722653
Build your own 3/8" NPT Hydraulic Pressure Gauge Adapter with 1/4" NPT gauge port 10000 PSI rated (no gauge)
$57 - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/59755207
$66 - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/04843876
10000 PSI rated Gauge 1/4" NPT
$13 - https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_48262_48262
$25 - https://www.amazon.com/Winters-Stainless-Pressure-Internals-Accuracy/dp/B0087UYUJ2
$119 (digital) - https://www.amazon.com/XZT-Hydraulic-Pressure-10000PSI-4NPT-Base/dp/B0148KWB8G
Second, a 1/4" NPT compatible pump with hose and fitting, buy together or seperate
$44 - https://www.ebay.com/p/10-Ton-Hydraulic-Jack-Hand-Pump-RAM-Replacement-for-PORTA-Power-Portable/1111814100?iid=251516313116&chn=ps
$48 - https://www.walmart.com/ip/10-Ton-Hydraulic-Porta-Power-Pump/121047237
$48 - https://jet.com/product/Hiltex-10-Ton-Hydraulic-Jack-Hand-Pump-Ram-Replacement-for-Porta-Power-Body-Shop-Tool/7c2bf9cc8d1749d4ba0c38675012e45f?
$50 - https://www.ebay.com/p/PORTA-Power-Replacement-Hydraulic-Pump-Lever-10-Ton-20-000lbs-RAM-Frame-Machine/1995439136?iid=400801893452&chn=ps
$60 - https://www.amazon.com/Goplus-Hydraulic-Hand-Pump-Replacement/dp/B01MYY9DD2
Buy a 10-ton pump without hose 1/4" NPT
$32 - https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200640938_200640938
10000 psi rated hose 1/4" NPT
$20 - https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200641799_200641799
Third, you will need a 3/8" to 1/4" NPT Hydraulic Hose Bushing 10000 PSI rated to connect the hose into the gauge adapter.
$11 - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/59755314
$17 - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/04843827
Fourth, a 3/8" to 1/4" NPT Hydraulic Hose Adapter 10000 PSI rated to connect the gauge adapter into the hydraulic pump.
3/8" to 1/4" NPT Hydraulic Hose Adapter 10000 PSI rated
$20 - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/59755272
$25 - https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/04843793
Lastly, a pair of crescent wrenches and teflon tape with a little muscle should get the job done.