WorkShopRat Posted March 9, 2011 Share Posted March 9, 2011 I have been looking at making my own power hammer and have been watching many videos and reading as much as possible. All the home made hammers seem to suffer from the same thing. they all jump and buck and dance around making it hard to keep the work where you want it in the anvil as it is dancing around. I have even seen some that will about clean jump off of the floor. I think this is a result of a lack of base weight and should be easy to avoid by sheer mass. I do however have some questions #1 is the ram solid or square tube? #2 is there some good information on the ram way construction without having to buy some plan set? #3 is the anvil solid or is it a tube with a heavy plate welded on it? #4 I saw were one guy used a cut down rail road axle for a anvil. Where would one get some of this material? # 5 the weight of the machine IE: 100 lbs hammer. Does that refer to the actuall weight of the hammer and ram set up or is that how much force the hammer will develope when struck? Thanks in advance for any advice or help. I am sure I will have more questions to come. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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