I've been using a Low-end Apple Archery Press for a few years and have had zero problems pressing bows up to 38" ATA. I back the bow down 4-5 turns and it works really well. It's in the field that the Martin takedown system shines, to replaced a string or install a peep, whatever. Think I paid under $300 from Cabela's on sale. I do afair amount of work for our local club members as the nearest (pro-shop) is 100 miles away and they are NOT user freindly!
This thread was very helpful, probably saved me several hundred dollars. Thanks guys.