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#21 KYBOY

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:31 PM

Ive no doubt its a good hammer(I think it looks super nice for a home built hammer) but thats a lot of money in todays market..You can buy an awfully good hammer and a lot of other tools for $11K..

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

The Seller posted some video of the hammer.


#23 macbruce

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:50 PM

Yaaawwwwnn..........like watching paint dry...
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#24 Timothy Miller

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

My say-mak would have done 4 in the time it took them to do one.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:30 PM

It's a well built machine with a dismal failure of an air control and maybe too small of a cyl...............That hammer would rock with a KZ control I'll betcha.... ;)
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#26 r smith

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:22 AM

not impressed, I liked it better before watching that vid. Like bruce said "watching paint dry" that was painfully slow IMO.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:23 AM

I don't think he helped his selling potential!
I've seen that hammer offered for $7500 someplace too.

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#28 KYBOY

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

Yep, underpowered Im sorry to say.Just like a lot of homemade kinyon style hammers...That hammer has potential and could be a great one with the right components..
Right now its working like a hammer 1/3 its size..

#29 Sam Salvati

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

Ouch that was painful

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

My 50 Meyer Brother will do 3 of those in less time. Too slow not enought stroke. What a waste of a nice frame. I have done 2 inch cold rolled bale points on my 125 Bradely in 35 seconds

#31 r smith

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

now we know why it is for sale :o

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

now we know why it is for sale :o


I'm not so sure....If you read his ad and look at his expression in the vid he really thinks that thing rocks. In it's present state I'd give him a .75c a lb tops, well maybe a tad more if you're hot on Andie McDowell........ :wub: ........ The potential is there.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

Sure seems to jump around a lot, especially on the up stroke, a bit disconcerting. I agree wayyyy too slow, you could do more work on a properly tuned hammer half that size.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

more like chinese water torture... drip drip drip.. but why didn't he at least heat the iron up hotter.... and maybe it wouldn't be such a dog (or less of a dog )

Yaaawwwwnn..........like watching paint dry...



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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

more like chinese water torture... drip drip drip.. but why didn't he at least heat the iron up hotter.... and maybe it wouldn't be such a dog (or less of a dog )


A full forging heat in the sunlight won't appear to be very hot. A 250 should have kept it hot imo.
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#36 brian robertson

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

you got to give him credit though for truth in advertising...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

its for sale again

http://www.ebay.com/...&prg=1005&rk=1

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

Lotsa luck
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

Yikes.... I guess if you could buy it for $1000 and use the frame to build a "real" hammer?
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#40 Dillon Sculpture

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

I would like to buy the frame, for forging material :P




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