Smashing Things With The World's Fastest Press

June 5, 2018


(above: a very confused water jug)

This is a video from the folks living the dream at the Hydraulic Press Channel of various objects being crushed (a block of ice, some non-Newtonian fluid, a jug of water, a Stretch Armstrong doll, and a large stack of paper) with the Smashinator 5,000,000, a smasher that smashes INCREDIBLY FAST (I like how it lifts the wooden pallet beneath it whenever the press starts coming down). The slow motion footage was actually pretty fascinating to watch, especially for the block of ice (1:40) and jug of water (4:20). You think there's some positive correlation between H2O and making cool crushing videos? "No." But there might be. "But there isn't." Just leave the research to me. "You're going to watch crushing videos on Youtube all day?" And toy review videos as my control group. "Do you even understand the scientific method?" Please, I'm a master experimenter -- like Benjamin Edison. "I give up." You should, I always win because I fight with my giant scientific brain.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to my buddy bradley, who agrees the world's actual fastest press are my fists.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm just gonna go ahead and ask what everyone is thinking... Can I fuck it? And can it be used to fuck me?

    I'm pretty sure the answer is yes.

  • shashi
  • Frédéric Purenne

    I love how the pressure in the tube is so fast that the whole contration lifts from the ground.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Equal and opposite yadda yadda.

    It's impressive that it pushes that ram down hard enough to lift everything else. I don't know how much the whole thing weighs but seems like a couple hundred pounds.

    Edit: According to the build video it's 127kg so 279 pounds total. The piston is 27 kg and the rest of it is 100 kg.

  • Mark

    That was the thing that amazed me most actually.

    ok, I kinda liked watching Stretch Armstong meet his match.

  • ward00

    I'm to lazy to look around for smashing ofthe non-newtonian fluid - what time stamp is it at? Also - FIRST !!!

  • Ollie Williams

    2:40 or so.

  • TheQiwiMan

    TOO-forty or so

  • TheQiwiMan


  • Mark

    For the record, that wasn't me saying "first".

    I'm clarifying because I don't want to be known for not knowing the difference between to, too, and two. :-)

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