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band saw power hammer (pics added)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jreeder41, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. jreeder41
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    I just picked up a monster band saw and was thinking of turning into a power hammer. I found this guys web site and wondered if anyone had ever used it. I've used a pullmax before but I'm not familiar with a air driven system. Any thoughts? Maybe it would help if I put the link in haha.

    https://www.tinmantech.com/html/little_powerhouse_air_hammer_p.php
     
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  3. Irrational Metalworks
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    I bought mine from Kent, but I have seen ones people have made that way. His power hammers are not in the same catagory as a HF hammer. The tooling he has developed works real good. I own a Pullmax, and do most of my shrinking with thumbnail dies, but a lot of the time I like to shrink on the power hammer. His tooling works great for that. You can also tip flanges with it very fast. Save your money making the frame, but spend some on his tooling. You wont be sorry.
     
  4. jreeder41
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    Thanks for the response. I talked to them on the phone and they were very helpful. Just wanted to get some opinions from people who have used them. The best part is the band saw was only $200.
     

  5. jreeder41
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    Here are a couple pics
     
  6. Irrational Metalworks
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    That is the makings of a cool hammer frame. Nice score, and post up when you are done!
     
  7. westcoaster
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    nice score. i've been looking for an old C frame like that without any luck. post some more pics when its all cleaned up.
     
  8. BRENT in 10-uh-C
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    You said "Power hammer" ....but are you thinking Power Hammer or Planishing Hammer? Maybe I am wrong but I don't think that 'C' is stout enough to do what is required of a Power Hammer with that much throat. Am I wrong?
     
  9. jreeder41
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    The guys at Tinman Tech said they use one just like this. I ordered the plans to build into a power hammer. It would make a sweet English Wheel too. THe guy I bought it from has another we are going to get to build a better wheel.
     
  10. zman
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    me too, I'd like to have two...
     
  11. redo32
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    I picked up one of Kents units a couple of years ago on that auction site. The guy had built his own frame from Kents plans. It works great. I wish I had a full set of the dies.
     
  12. Okie Pete
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    Great idea i think i know where a big old saw like that is.:rolleyes: I have a cresent brand saw that size i use from time to time.
     
  13. studhud
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    Ditto
    Im not sure the top of that frame will last??
    Heres a link to an E wheel a guy made on hear
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=347143&highlight=band+saw+wheel
    Kent got pics of his???? He is only 20 miles from me but I have never been there??? Maybe I should go:confused:
    Dave Hitch
     
  14. jreeder41
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    Better late then never right? I finally got some time to work on this again. I'm trying to push it through now and get it completed.

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  15. 63comet
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    I would love a bandsaw like that for boat projects. Damn hotrodders ruining all the god old steel, lol!
     
  16. tobyflh
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    63comet pm me if you are looking for one
     
  17. chaddilac
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    How's that gonna hammer?
     
  18. weps
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    I'm guessing that we cannot see the eccentric on that shiny aluminum 'connecting rod'. the stroke will be held in place by where the blade tensioner originally was. a pretty slick idea IMO.
     
  19. jreeder41
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    Correct. The eccentric is on the backside and has three adjustments 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4".
     
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  21. jreeder41
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    The die is made from Delran. I saw it used on another thread and it saves a bunch of money!
     
  22. mr.chevrolet
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    i've got this one for sale in the classifieds.
     

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  23. mr.chevrolet
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    forgot the big pic
     

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  24. jreeder41
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    Thats the stuff. Pretty easy to work with.
     
  25. jreeder41
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    Here are some pics of the machine all finished.

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  26. Buddy Palumbo
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    Very cool tool , I dig it !
     

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