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Old 12-15-2018, 10:18 AM
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I checked out your hammer build, its impressive. I would like to try more stuff like this. I actually have a 5 horse motor, and enough steel to build a press, but nowhere to put it and no money for the hydraulics at the moment.

I think if I put a better handle on my 4lb hammer or upgrade hammers, and get a little more practice in I will be able to do small billets without much trouble. For basic work like drawing a billet out I am equally comfortable swinging the hammer in either hand so while it does wear me out I can keep up a pretty good pace. Watching videos of presses and power hammers does make them look awful tempting though.
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