Completely Rebuilt 50 Lb. Little Giant Power Hammer Blacksmith Anvil Forge # 32 For Sale
Matchlessantiques is offering smiths and collectors this Completely Rebuilt 50 lb. LITTLE GIANT Power or Trip Hammer that is in EXCELLENT working condition. This Power Hammer was made by Little Giant Manufacturing Company of Mankato, Minnesota. If you haven't used a power hammer, you don't know what you are missing! See the videos of this hammer in action.
Power hammers have been used to help forge metal ever since the smith decided that he needed more capacity to forge a larger mass than he was capable of doing with his own hand. This need generated the idea of using an assistant as a striker, multiple strikers, and then the power hammer. Today, power hammers are still one of the most efficient ways to increase production and profits. Many Bladesmiths and blacksmiths find power hammers a must for saving time. Power hammers will last a long time if properly maintained.
NOTE: This sale is for the 50 lb. Little Giant POWER HAMMER ONLY. All the other items in the background are NOT included in this sale.
This Power Hammer is the OLD STYLE Little Giant with some unusual features. Here are the five differences between this machine and a regular Old Style Little Giant: (1) This hammer has a rare / thick, heavy duty cast iron wrap around guide. Most wrap around guides are made of lighter metal that are much thinner. (2) This hammer has a Transitional Style RAM that uses the new style toggle links with brass bushings that can easily be replaced. (3) This hammer has New Style Main Arms with an adjusting screw for spring tension. (4) The original bronze pitman arm has been replaced with a new steel pitman arm with a replaceable brass bushing. (5) The frame on this power hammer has been customized by Sid Suedmeier of Little Giant. The original dovetail and a section of the frame was removed and new dovetail cut into the frame allowing the addition of a new removable / replaceable sow block.
The wrap around ram guides are popular because they are easy to adjust and stay adjusted well. The ram is operated by the flywheel, main arms, and toggle links. The clutch on this particular hammer has a solid wheel style and has a new belt lining. This clutch requires virtually no adjustment and should really lasts a long time.
Details about parts and restoration:
This machine has mostly brand new parts which include the following: A new main crank and pitman pin were installed. There's a new style steel pitman arm with new brass bushing. New crosshead with new pins. New main arms and new toggle links with new brass bushing and new pins. New spring adjusting bolt and locking nut. New main spring & new clutch collar. New sow block and key. New drawing dies & new keys, new motor and new motor mount, new belts, new double groove pulley, new oversize clutch fork bolt, new oversize treadle pin, new clutch rod & new clevises, new shims for crank and guide. The ram ears that the toggle links fit to have been welded and drilled back to original specs and the dovetail has been restored to stock making dies fit perfectly and keys easy to install and remove. The clutch spider cracked when the crank was being replaced so it was restored by Sid. The the cracked area was welded and ground, then turned down and a thick wall tubing was installed. This gave the spider a completely new surface area that is completely even and restored. We stand completely behind this repair.
The clutch on this hammer has excellent control. This proper operating clutch allows the user to speed up and slow down the speed of the hammer easily with foot pressure.The new clutch collar fits perfectly with the very little amount of play. The ram guides on the frame have beenchecked are are straight.
New babbitt bearings were poured for the crank shaft and clutch pulley. The hammer has a new 3 hp. 220 v. single phase motor 1770 RPM, new double groove pulley and new belts. The motor has a couple of small cosmetic scratches. There are new shims in both the top bearings and wrap around guide. The clutch return spring is new. Both the foot treadle and clutch fork pin areas have been welded and drilled to correct specs. There are grease fittings for the following: clutch bearing, clutch collar, foot treadle pin and clutch fork bolt.
This hammer hits really hard. You will be amazed at how fast it can move metal (see videos below that will be added tomorrow). The manufacturer claims this machine can forge up to 3 inches in diameter.See thevideo of this hammerdrawing out a 1 3/8 inch piece of round stock down to 1/4" in a matter of seconds.
As normal, after installing new dies, the keys will have to be checked several times and normal greasing and oiling will need to be performed with use. With proper care, this hammer will last youa long time.
This machine is ready to go to work. It needs nothing and there are no surprises. We not only guarantee our work, we stand behind it. We also help new users with information about operation, maintenance and any other questions.
NEW MAIN CRANK AND PITMAN PIN
NEW STEEL PITMAN ARM & BRASS BUSHING
NEW TOGGLE LINKS WITH NEW PINS & BRASS BUSHINGS
NEW TOGGLE ARMS & ADJUSTING BOLT - LOCKING NUT
NEW BABBIT BEARING FOR MAIN CRANK & CLUTCH PULLEY
NEW SPRING & SPRING ADJUSTING WASHER
NEW TOP AND BOTTOM DRAWING DIES & DIE KEYS
NEW CLUTCH COLLAR
NEW SOW BLOCK AND KEY
NEW OVERSIZE TREADLE PIVOT PIN & CLUTCH FORK BOLT
NEW CLUTCH ROD, CLEVISES
NEW 3 H.P. 220 V. SINGLE PHASE 1770 RPM MOTOR
NEW MOTOR MOUNT
NEW MOTOR SWITCH
NEW 3" DOUBLE GROOVE PULLEY
NEW MOTOR CORD & PLUG
NEW TOP BEARING SHIMS
NEW WRAP AROUND GUIDE SHIMS
Ramtoggle link ears welded and drilled, & Ram dovetail has been restored.
New Grease fittings installed in the Clutch Fork Bolt, Clutch Collar and Foot Treadle Pin.
See the videos of this hammer in action and don't miss this chance to own a power hammer that has set the industry standard for over a century.
The measurements are: height 72", length 36", width 22" weight1625 lb. Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back (does not inlcude shipping).
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