The man behind the channel is Lauri Vuohensilta, a 29-year-old who lives in Tampere, Finland. This guy crushes stuff with a hydraulic press and remarks upon how awesome the destruction is.
image/text credit: Hydraulic Press Channel
The first thing you see is a black and white montage accompanied by an infectious heavy metal soundtrack. A button is pushed, a lever pulled, a needle jumps within a pressure gauge. Then comes a male voice, thick with a Finnish accent: “Welcome to the Hydraulic Press Channel.”
The hydraulic press is a feat of 18th century mechanics. Why not use it to press your pack a suitcase with hydraulic press during your hurried 21st century workday? Hydraulic Press Channel put this premise to the test with a suitcase.Do not try this at home!! or at any where else!!
The press descends, and you expect it to punch easily through the suitcase. Instead, it’s stalled by the sheer density of the clothes being bunched together.More than anything else, though, I think it’s the tension between the gleaming metallic brutality of the hydraulic press and the goofy nerdiness of Vuohensilta himself that animates the channel.