Twilight Fenrir Posted July 28, 2016 Share Posted July 28, 2016 Hello there, I posted a wanted add for a power hammer on CL, and one of the replies I got back was for a Mayer Bro's Helve Hammer, which I understand is sort of the prototype for the Little Giant. I don't know much about Helve hammers, so I thought I would seek out input from the better informed... I understand thr mechanical difference between a helve, and a trip hammer, but what I don't know is how the different design affects the work it does. I've used a 50lb Little Giant, and a 25lb as well, but never a Helve Hammer. The obvious thing to do would be to ask to go try it out and see how it works, but it is disassembled, so that's not really an option. The seller seems to be very competent, and understands what he's talking about, so I think he is very credible. He's asking for $1,700 which is within my price range. He tells me it uses a lot of the same parts as the Little Giants, so despite being an odd duck, it's relatively easy to maintain... He did say that it probably needs a new clutch pads, but otherwise all the parts are there, and it should be bolt together, shim, and go. (not all parts are pictured, just a few shots) The first question I'm sure will be, "what type of work do you want to do with it?" The answer to that is pretty general blacksmithing. I don't really have a niche, I make knives, and I make decorative items. So far everything I do is relatively light stock, but that's partly why I'm looking for a power hammer so the heavier work is more managable. I'd love to be able to make some hammers... Does anyone else have some more insight to share on this? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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