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  1. Hi Guys, Just looking fort some straight up opinions. I have an opportunity to buy a new style LG 50# mechanical hammer for $4500 CAD or potentially a Blu Max 110# for $4000 CAD. Both appear to be in pretty good shape. the blu max is only 7 years old with apparently light use. I already have a 5HP Ingersoll compressor to run the Blu off of and obviously I don't need it for the LG. Just curious to get your thoughts on which to bite on..
  2. Pimped my power hammer anvil stand today from 60 lbs to 200 lbs. Wondering why the 55 lbs ram cause so little impact on the work piece during forging on the power hammer while the coffee cups are jangle and vibrating in the own kitchen closet ( and neighbours to), despite of filling the anvil with oil sand. Till now ( fortunately not to long) all the energy transfer right in to the smithy foundation instead of the work piece. Finally understood the urgency of a descend contra mass and ratio between ram and anvil. Filled the stand with stainless steel blast grit with a high density and the difference is significant. My air power hammer is an interpretation of the raw blueprint of the Larry Zoeller hammer you can find on the net and I’m very grateful for that. However, if you, like me, try to build your own AIR power hammer please keep in mind that: -you only take advantage of half of the stroke of the chosen air cylinder (in my case 6in instead of 12) -you have enough air, because, air seams the most valuable running resource (two single stroke compressors 65 gallons storage on 150 psi) -you have the possibility to get a decent ball valve foot switch to control the escaping air and ram ( still looking for this at European suppliers) Ones you overcome this obstacles you will be very proud of the result, and nobody can take away the result of blood sweat and tears (incl. money) it costs. Last but not least, I design my hammer as an portable tool to move/change place instead of a log static tool of compact steel of 700 lbs, by bolting parts together ………………… just in case of Know what I’m doing this weekend, try to finish an roman axe and dagger and ready for the first Damascus packaging. Cheers, Hans
  3. Have any of you compared iron kiss hammers to big blu hammers? Specifically the octagon 100 vs the big blu 110. From what I've read, air consumption on the octagon may be less. I only have a 5hp/80 gal compressor and trying not to buy a new one. For the price difference I can get a blu 110 and 10hp compressor for about the same money, I've heard big blu is an air hog. The other factor is big blu is only 1.5 hrs away should problems arise, I can get replacement parts easily, and travel to pick up is less. I've used a big blu for an evening, and liked it a lot compared to only other hammers I've used a lg 50 and trip air 40lb. I guess it's all in how to use your equipment also, but iron kiss seems to be the dream hammer on some sites.. thanks
  4. Here is another neat handbook. bimbarefhandbook.pdf
  5. Alright... I have finally sourced the last of the materials to build my power hammer. I have had the baseplate, 1 1/2" × 36" disk. Additional base weights, 2 each 2" × 23" disks. The leaf spring. The pillow blocks. Grade 8 bolts. 1/2" plate for supports and such. Pneumatic hoses. Solenoid actuated valve with 1/2" ports. 2" bore x 24" stroke 250psi pneumatic cylinder, etc... The final piece... a 10.25" diameter x 32" piece of round stock... total cost so far is $50.00 for the round stock! Just need to get that 730+ lb. chunk of steel to my house. Now to get my brother and dad to come help me put it together. They are the ones with the welder and welding experience.
  6. Can somebody tell me the difference between these three (50 kg) hammers ? Are they the same or different manufacturers ? Different vintages ? All from turkey ? Any known issues ? Thx, The other posts you made in the other locations have been deleted. There is no need to repost the same thing over multiple places in the forum, that is considered spamming.
  7. Well..almost, just some teasing pictures for now. 2.5'x3.5'x3' Hmm, offset or straight.. Need a bigger hammer.. I thought if I cut some grid lines I could break it up easy. Cutting concrete is awful though. Maybe 30min with the jackhammer My blue shop vac.. There is a bit of clay in the dirt here so I used some to smash around the sides and hold in the gravel, worked well. 3ft deep! Lines..just cause
  8. After some long talks with my parents and LOTS of reading, I have decided to sit down and plan for my shop and what I need/want to buy, when i want to buy it, and how nuch i should expect to pay. I have been recearching pros and cons of differant types of power hammers, and I have think settled on an air hammer. I would like to get an anyang 33, because the power requirements are easy, it is versitile, controllable, and not too big, because i currently am in a space saving mode. i would like to hear arguments of air vs mechanical hammers to make sure i have chosen the righ hammer. so far, the plan is: #1. clean up the shop and get rid of things that i dont need #2. make tools (fullers swages cutoffs that kind of thing) #3. Save money to put walls up (frame walls and put tin on) #4. save money to insulate and put plywood (or somthing else) on the inside #5. pour concrete floor #5. power hammer #6. more tooling what do you think? of my plan? the hammers? what should i expect to pay for an anyang? i will most likley be looking for used as my first
  9. I just bought this the other day from a glass company selling out some old machinery. This is mounted on a 297 lb anvil, and runs off 100-120 psi air. looks like a jack hammer mounted onto an anvil in simplest terms. Also got for next to nothing all of the hardies for the anvil. close to 275 pieces. Has anyone ever seen anything like this and if so, does anyone know any history???? Thanks for the info Chadd Kreofsky
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