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#1 Matt Weber

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:17 AM

About six months ago I rebuilt my hammer with better components. The old one was undersized and I never felt like it was working as well as it could have. I saved the head and anvil and started over.

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I added a 5" x 14" cold roll bar to the anvil which increased the weight to 700# and brought the dies to my working height without having to raise the old anvil.

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I upgraded to this 3" cylinder and you can see the three way hand valve which activates the clamping action. This feature is nice when you need a third hand. I have a 29cfm compressor and need it because this does suck the air. But it runs fast and hits hard (or soft) with great control.

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Here is a shot of the 5 way valve used to control the hammer. I used a 5 way because the upgraded 5 way 1/2" main valve uses two pilots (no spring return) so a three way would not work.

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I machined new dies from 4140 and heat treated them. They are welded to quick change plates for future dies.

Thats about it. [Big Grin]

#2 ornametalsmith

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

great rebuild, Matt. Like the quick change dies.
Hope your gonna do a video......of it mangling some metal.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

Love it Matt. Is it for cold hammering or also for hot forging?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:06 AM

Love it Matt. Is it for cold hammering or also for hot forging?


Mostly hot. But anything that needs a good smashing will do. [Smile]

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Anything BUT.....FINGERS.........:)
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Hey Matt,
I'm considering rebuilding my power hammer. Could you share a schematic of how you plumed yours with the threeway valve for clamping?

Thanks

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:53 PM

Mostly hot. But anything that needs a good smashing will do. [Smile]

Anything BUT.....FINGERS.........smile.gif

 

I believe it would do a fine job smashing fingers as well as hot steel! :ph34r: Nice hammer, Matt  :)


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