It varies a lot, depending on your press set up.
You can make a wooden or pneumatic press like they do on ski builders pretty easily for not much money.
Or you can build one like this for a fair bit of money.
That one cost me a fair bit, probably close to $2000 at least. It would save a lot of cash if you could find steel for cheap, as I had to buy all my steel new. That would cut costs in half. But it is hard.
Then there is tools....
right now I have:
2 dewalt fixed base routers
1 dewalt plunge router
1 dewalt hybrid table saw
1 Bosch jig Saw
1 dewalt miter saw
1 Bosch Sander
1 Porter cable belt sander
1 Ridgid drill
1 Dewalt drill
1 Ridgid angle grinder
1 Ridgid drill press (sold , but used to make ski press)
Lots of drill bits (press took a ton), router bits, saw blades, etc., etc.
1 Ridgid Planer (2nd actually, first broke_
1 Ridgid Shopvac
1 Delta Dust collector
1 Delta Air filtration system
and there is stuff I am forgetting too....had to build up a shop, etc.
Now, you can bring the costs down for sure. I would say that if you have no tools at all, a few grand could get you set up with a bunch of decent tools, a decent press, which would overall be a nice
If anyone wants, I can post a list of what I would say is the most basic set up needed, from tools, bits, blades, press, etc.