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Hello, I've been sifting through the forums for years for information and wanted to say thank you to everyone who's sharing what they know on here. As a blacksmith relatively early in his career this place is an incredibly valuable resource. Now to the situation: I have owned and operated a 50lb little giant for 6 or so years now, and it has certainly helped me along making knives and smaller sculptures. I have the funds to invest into an upgrade for my shop, and have a few options currently on the table but can't quite figure out the best move. I certainly want a heavier hammer, I'd
I purchased a Bradley strap hammer from someone who had no history on it, other than "it was on the property when we bought it". The hammer has no tag on it indicating the hammer size. I am hopeful that someone may be able to shed light on the possible size and possibly an opportunity to obtain a manual for it. The particulars about it are; a Bradley tag with patent dates and a serial # 478, the footprint is approximately 22 X 43, height is approximately 55, the drive pulley is 12 (excluding the lipped flange), and the brake flywheel is 16 1/2. I've contacted Cortland Machine and I'm awaiting
Hi all, this is my first post & my first power hammer rebuild. I want to dive Rt in and bring this machine up to front line spec. I ordered the papers on it from Cortland Machine & Tool today so I'll be able to get a better picture on what is needed part wise. It needs a halve, ram guides & some new rubber bumpers, past that it seems like its all there. I'm concerned about the repairs in the pitman arm / eccentric area, what do you think? Also needs bushings at the top of the pitman arm. Let me know what you folks think. Andrew