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Jim Deering

Universal Radial Power Hammer

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Does anyone have a Universal brand radial power hammer?

One is pictured in 'Pounding Out The Profits' and I am curious to know if any still exist

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i really like the idea of radial hammers, either they weren't viable economically, or they didnt work to well........ I dont know. But i found an image of a radial steam hammer. Ill post it when i get home

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Sorry to bring up this old thread but, a friend of mine just bought one. I was searching on the web for info and found this thread. I will see if I can get some pictures of it. 

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Sorry to bring up this old thread but, a friend of mine just bought one. I was searching on the web for info and found this thread. I will see if I can get some pictures of it. 

Oh yes please!

Where the heck is Lazyassforge? Would you mind putting your general location in the header so I won't get my hopes up thinking there might be a chance of seeing the thing in person if there is no chance?

Frosty The Lucky.

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They are in my neck of the woods Jerry, both the Misses and the Mister are accomplished smiths. And supporters a d members of The Saltfork Craftsmen. Good peaple, coffees on and their is always room at my table for the likes of them. 

Edited by Charles R. Stevens

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Cool, if Deb and I ever get to do some traveling in the lower 48 we'll be letting folk know our route so they can hide as we pass through. I sure wouldn't mind a cup of coffee though.

I'm looking forward to pictures maybe a video of it running.

Frosty The Lucky.

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I dang shure wont hide! Cant think of any of the IFI gang that I wouldnt welcome. Some I would make a fool of myself if they showed up. 

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I'm doing this on my phone so please forgive me if it doesn't work! The hammer isn't mine, it belongs to a friend. 

Frosty, yes I live in Oklahoma! I just don't post on the board much so you may have missed me but I've been a member for a long time. 

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Hello Lazyassforge

Could you look at your PMs please as I've sent you one regarding this hammer

Thanks for posting the image. I'm very surprised even one of these hammers still exits

I have a space in the forge floor plan where it would fit... :-)

Frosty and Charles

If you fellows ever find one of these hammers looking for a home would you mind getting in touch? Yes, I know, you'll sell one to me after you've used it for a decade or two. I'm not that young you know!

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Frosty you are always welcome in Nebraska coffee is always on beer is always cold and forge is always hot!!

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What makes this hammer "radial"?

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The entire head mechanism rotates around to different forging stations, such as the swage block to the right in the photo above.  

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Very interesting design.  I haven't seen a hammer like that before and certainly wouldn't mind more photos....

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I'd like to see someone put it through it's paces.

Frosty The Lucky.

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