John Rigoni

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I had to share.  It's taken 5 years of saving up my pennies and now, finally, I have enough for a large hammer.  Brian Russell is a distributor of the Sahinler power hammers so I contacted him and after a few months, his shipment arrived!

    It was a really hard choice between the Anyang 88 and this hammer, but I like the fact that the Sahinler's top die did not suck up into the top of the frame, which would allow for more oddball die shapes.  I Picked up the hammer from his shop and hopefully soon will have a cleared spot for it to start forging.  It was nerve racking, trying to shoe horn both the trailer and hammer into my doors, but it all fit and next week I should be able to wire it and give it a test drive.

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That looks great! Nice looking shop too. The second pic, was it taken while you were out having the celebration lunch

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I am excited for you! Good luck and pay attention to what you are doing and not so much new tool fever :) You don't want to get hurt while learning about the new hammer. Will watch for pics or a vid when you get it going!

Dave

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some more progress today.  I made a hoist to help prevent binding and moved the hammer into place.  Now for framing the base with angle iron and the wiring.

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Aw man, I had to run to the shop and look but my hammer was still sitting there! Looks just like mine - and you are going to have a lot of fun. Love the die sets - I only have flat dies for mine.

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Congratulations John! Have you decided on a name yet? I only have limited time running a self contained hammer and loved every blow. You're entering a new world and you won't want to look back.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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The Sahinler is very similar to the Sayha or Saymak and the Kuhn or Reiter which were the forebears,probably ,some Turkish workers in Germany decided they could make them back home for less money.They are all very good hammers.Good Luck.

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Congratulations on your new toy!!!! loose the 2x4 and get some hot iron between the dies :D Happy Hammering

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Looked them up, looks like they only sell one size, SM50. I apologize for my ignorance.

 

Hoss

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That is a good looking tool, is this an air hammer? The smith that hosts the Athens Ala forge meetings has one that sounds just like that and I wondered if it was air or something else.

 

Have fun.

 

Ernest

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That is a good looking tool, is this an air hammer? The smith that hosts the Athens Ala forge meetings has one that sounds just like that and I wondered if it was air or something else.

 

Have fun.

 

Ernest

Air is the working fluid though this style hammer is known as a self contained hammer, since it doesn't rely on an outside source of air. 

Air hammers don't cycle at idle like self contained hammers do. 

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Arftist, 

 

I just now processed that last post and understand the difference. I was wondering about why the self contained hammers moved like they do when switched on but not in use. I would think this is to keep from having to start from standing still. This is a WAG but I am guessing that the self contained hammers internal air compressors have enough capacity that only a small reservoir would be needed to act like a capacitor where the non-self contained hammer does not. Is the process of idling used to bleed off the air produced at minimum power?

 

If I am only gibbering non-sense just smile and nod.

 

Thank

Ernest    

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the simplest was I have found to describe the operating principle of a 'self contained' hammer.....

 

Take 2 medical type syringes.

 

Imagine the plunger on one of them is the hammer ram.

 

Imagine the plunger on the other one is the compressing piston (which is worked up and down by the electric motor.)

 

Connect the 2 syringes together with a piece of plastic tubing.

 

When you move the 'compressor' syringe' piston up and down, the 'ram' syringe will do the opposite movement !

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