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  1. Thanks guys it was my first time doing file work so I was kinda winging it! I used both a power hammer and a hydraulic press for different stages of the forging.
  2. Swage block stand

    Yeah I know it’s a little over built. I about just used 1/2” plate then changed my mind..... A hoist would be nice if I had room to move it around. I’m still trying to think of a way to use a bar but haven’t come up with anything yet
  3. Swage block stand

    At this point main strength and perseverance!
  4. Swage block stand

    I got tired of my block of firewood for a swage block stand and a combination factory stand and swage block is way out of my price range. I had my cousin cut me four 3/4” thick mild steel plates to my dimensions on his cnc plasma cutter and welded them into this. Close as I can figure the stand weighs around 300#.
  5. Thanks guys. The starting stock was 3/4” x2 1/2” by a little over 6” long if I remember correctly.
  6. Yes I should’ve used a smaller wedge but it’s what came with the handle so I used it. The hardest part of punching the eye was keeping it straight all the way down through!
  7. The head is solid 4140 with just the cutting edge hardened and tempered. This is my first try and file work so its not the greatest but I’m fairly happy with it
  8. What size propane tank do you have & why?

    I bought the tank. It was costing me $50 to fill a cylinder and it holds about 24 gallons. I filled my 500 gallon tank for a $1.30 a gallon. A lot of times it’s cheaper than that if you fill around August.
  9. What size propane tank do you have & why?

    I got tired of dragging 100# cylinders in and out of my shop and loading and unloading them so I set a 500 gallon tank and plumbed it into my shop.
  10. I installed an american rotary 20hp unit and it runs it no problem. The only time the hammer is gonna pull that much electric is on startup once it's running it will pull thirty amps. So as long as you're careful what's running when you start it you probably could get by with it.
  11. If it helps I just recently installed an anyang 120 and my electrician said I needed a 60 amp breaker. It only pulls 30 amp running but he said you have to put a breaker in twice that for start up. I also just installed a phase converter to run mine as James Johnson said you can't get a single phase motor to run at low enough rpms. Hope that helps some.
  12. Anyang 120

    The inertia block is four feet deep. I think I put eight 5 gallon bucket fulls of fine sand in the base. I'll have to check into taking the sow block off and filling that void as well.
  13. Anyang 120

    The hammer was $12,900.00
  14. Finally in the last week my anyang 120 arrived and I finished installing it and got to use it a little today. They are nice hammers for sure! I don't have a lot of experience with power hammers but I'm very happy with the control this hammer has. Also dealing with James Johnson over the whole purchase was a pleasure. He answered emails and phone calls promptly and answered my questions patiently even when I hadn't decide for sure if I was going to get one yet. The hammer is setting on an isolated concrete pad 4' x 5' x 7' with 1" insulation to isolate it from the rest of the floor and then reinforced with 1/2" rebar. As you can see in the pictures I took the hammer off the base and filled it with sand per James recommendation to quiet it down which helped a lot. The frame the starter box is mounted to I had to fabricate as the box was just wired in and laying loose on the hammer when it arrived so it could be mounted to the wall. I have mine in the middle of the shop so I went this route. This thing hits hard or soft and anywhere in between with great control and with the concrete pad it really keeps the vibration from the rest of the shop. Just for those who might be interested the last picture is the phase converter I installed to run the hammer. If you have questions you were wondering about these hammers I'll tell you what I can.