Power hammer question

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Gosolo, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Gosolo

    Gosolo

    3
    Sep 17, 2020
    Hello, I joined quite a while back but prefer to quietly watch and learn.
    I am the third owner of a home built 75lb pneumatic power hammer. Living in NW Oregon, about 1/2 way between Portland and the coast.
    Does anyone know of someone nearby, with knowledge of this type of hammer that might be susceptible to bribery or coercion to possibly visit and diagnose problems?
     
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  2. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    I didn't see this post. I will move it to Shop Talk where more folks will be likely to reply.
     
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  3. Sam Salvati

    Sam Salvati

    Aug 6, 2007
    Pictures and list of problems plz
     
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  4. Gosolo

    Gosolo

    3
    Sep 17, 2020
    On the side of the hammer is a rod that travels with the hammer. Along side is another rod that has a movable device that I think is supposed to trigger the hammer cycle stop. It doesn’t seem to do anything predictable.
    Is there any way to get you pictures without using some 3rd party hosting site?
     
  5. Gosolo

    Gosolo

    3
    Sep 17, 2020
    After hammering a “heat”, the hammer sometimes comes down slow and pinches the steel. Sometimes it stops with a random distance from the bottom die. A very slight touch on the foot lever will move it, usually upwards a bit. I am constantly getting it to adjust to be sure it will accept the steel for the next heat
     
  6. 12345678910

    12345678910

    Jul 13, 2009
    A gold paid membership, but even that doesn't work worth a damn.

    Imjur and Youtube

    Video may be useful for this.
     
  7. Sam Salvati

    Sam Salvati

    Aug 6, 2007
    What is is 2009? Why is it such a PItA to post images here there certainly is enough ads
     
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