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#1 FredlyFX


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:05 AM

Hello everyone, I am selling my power hammer. It is a 75lb mechanical hammer that has been completly reworked. It's a Common Sense Hammer No 2 Gunning Model, made by the Schuyler Company of Berkeley CA.

According to Pounding Out The Profits by Douglas Freund, it was listed in the 1924 catalogue of machinery dealer Waterhouse and Lester for $275 while the comparable Little Giant cost $365. They were supposedly a popular hammer on the west coast because of this cost savings, and I would expect a significant shipping cost savings as well.

If you would like to take a look at it here is a link to my web page where I show the whole re-build process. http://fredlyfx.com/hammer.htm

I am asking $3000 for it with the motor stand. If you have a flat belt setup in your shop I will sell it without the stand for $2500.

I prefer that it be picked up here in So Cal, but could crate it and deliver it to a freight dock for a charge.

If you have questions please feel free to call or email me. My contact info is on my web page at http://fredlyfx.com/contact.htm


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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:19 AM

I just spent the last 45 minutes looking at your hammer rebuild. You sure spent sometime on that baby. Also lots of time doing the documentation. So why are you getting rid of it?

Sorry I am not into power hammers, but I will ask around too to see if anybody wants it. Purple?[hysterical][Beer]
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#3 FredlyFX


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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:59 AM

Hi Warrant,

Thanks, I did spend a lot of time on it. Unfortunatly life sometimes gets in the way of our plans, and I need the money. Also, the way my shop is now set up I can't actually use it at all. It is actually sitting outside under a tarp. I would rather see it go to a good home.

I do hope to buy a fly press with a portion of the proceeds though as I think I will actually use that much more. Some day I will build myself an air hammer. I think I am figuring out that I am addicted to projects, so I am kind of over my hammer now.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 04:42 PM

Bummer Fredly. You should be able to get your asking price, CA is one of those powerhammer poor parts of the country. If you are serious about getting a fly press, look into the used fly/screw presses on ebay right now. Most are on the East coast, but even with shipping some are cheaper than the imports (and made in the USA). Good luck.


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