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06-18-2003, 04:02 PM
I was wondering if any one has seen or knows where I can get an electric power hammer. The pneumatic type may require more space for an adequite compressor than I have space at this point.
06-18-2003, 04:15 PM
I was wanting to build a add on for my english wheel, that would hammer.. perhaps using a air cylinder for the bottom anvil support, vary the pressure on it..
a year off right now.. in the works..
Hilti makes a full line. Try any shop that sells rock climbing stuff.
[This message has been edited by Evan (edited 06-18-2003).]
You lost me on this one, why would a shop selling rock climbing equipment have Hilti hammers?
Are you building a planishing hammer? Electric may not be the way to go since most electric hammers will have a fixed, positive stroke unlike the pnuematic types. Air powered is preferable because the hit and hit-rate can be varied so easily.
Hilti hammers are used to place anchors in rock when climbing with "aid". You make a hole and then epoxy in an anchor. Very common practice to carry a Hilti. They have battery powered models.
I haven't done any climbing in a long time but I climbed Half Dome in Yosemite when I was ten (in one day, up and down) and when I was stationed at Fort Huachuca Az. me and a friend climbed Witch's Tit with no aid. Worst damned talus pile I've seen at the base, two steps up, slide back three...
[This message has been edited by Evan (edited 06-19-2003).]
The Hilti electric hammers also have variable hit rate and impact. Biggest drawback is $$$$.
06-20-2003, 10:58 PM
Maybe what you want is one of these?
06-20-2003, 11:37 PM
Yes please, I'll send you my address and you can send it right along. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
That appears to be a blacksmith's Helve hammer, is it?
06-21-2003, 12:53 AM
I don't know, it was a feature on Ron Reils website:
He restored it and it makes me want to aquire another behemouth and clean it up.
He has one of those dream shops.
06-21-2003, 04:39 PM
Yes, I want one of those.
But I am thinking more like one of these for practical reasons and the lower consumption of air.
06-21-2003, 07:24 PM
I don't think the one in Ron Reils shop uses any air. I think it is motor driven. But it may be a little impractical. I guess it depends on what you are doing.
[This message has been edited by SJorgensen (edited 06-21-2003).]
06-21-2003, 08:43 PM
Have you looked at http://www.anvilfire.com/power/index.htm
06-21-2003, 08:45 PM
I have been planing on building one myself but I am still waiting for a big nasty chunk of steel for the base block to come along at the right price.