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About MorganCarlisle

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    Blacksmithing, Power Hammer restoration, knifemaking, flintlocks, machine work, books.

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  1. I have a 33 with flat dies and really enjoy it. The combo dies are just too small. Just like you mentioned, I made a drop in drawing die/fuller for my bottom tool holder. The longer stroke on the newer machines makes this easy, and moves metal well when you need it.
  2. A good electrician is definitely a person to have on board. The core of a electrical system is the service rating and the main panel. 200 amps of service is pretty common for a shop or a home. The main panel should be rated for the service and large enough to accommodate everything you want in it breaker wise and have plenty of spaces left over for future expansion. For outlets in a shop/industrial environment the more the merry. In my shop our 110v single phase outlets are whats called in the electrical trade as "quads", 2 receptacles side by side. Each of the receptacles are rated for 20 amps, and each quad is a "home run", meaning it feeds directly to the panel to a breaker. If you have multiple devices on one run it may be code, but if you plug too much stuff in it will pop the breaker, so the home run prevents that. 220v outlets are nice to have in multiple places where you think you can use them. For something stationary like a power hammer, or other big piece of equipment wiring it directly into the panel is fine; but your electrician may opt to put a outlet on the wall, a "disconnect" aka a big switch, or even a sub-panel near the piece of equipment to allow you to turn it off without going into the main panel. It also will trip the disconnect or the sub panel in the event of a issue instead of the breaker in the main panel. If you have access to three phase, I would discuss that with the electrician as well. The cost of running three phase can be high, but the benefit of being able to use 3 phase equipment instead of having to use convertors can be worth it.
  3. Norton can also make you what ever you need, but usually you have to buy a box of what ever your having them make.
  4. John your also the Anyang Dealer for the UK right? My hammer is a 15kg, so it makes even more sense now hearing that from you. The best advice Jeremy for anyone looking to buy a power hammer is run a few different makes and models and then make a decision. Always run what you plan on buying. Advertised weight can be deceiving depending on the style of hammer, and condition.
  5. ISO 32 is basically Hydraulic oil at a 10 weight. A 5 gallon pail isn't hateful in price (where I am) and if you oil like I do, will eventually run through it. If you have a vehicle parts store, or agricultural store they should be able to source it. 10w30 motor oil will have detergents in it which you don't want so I would try to find a straight 10 weight oil. The stuff I am using now because I have not run out of it is Sta-Lube air tool oil. I treat my hammer like a Harley or a Jeep, if its not leaking its out of oil. James Johnson of Anyang runs 10wt in his hammers now. My hammer even warm was half stroking with the 30 weight. Don't get me wrong, something may be messed up inside your hammer, but my technique for diagnosis is always cheapest easiest first.
  6. Hey folks. long time lurker, first post. I wanted to register on here and tell a similar experience that I hope helps. A lot of the china made self-contained hammers call for SAE 30 wt oil, and when I got my Anyang I powered it up with that. After a few days I was having this same issue. At the time I discussed it with my father (machinist) and we came to the conclusion that it was too thick for the temp of our shop. I drained the 30 wt. and refilled with Air tool oil which is just ISO 32 rebranded. I cranked the oilers up and ran the hammer hard for a hour with some test steel and it hasn't had the issue since. I don't know what oil your using but before a tear down if the rings, wipers, and cylinders looked OK if your not using a thin oil I would give it a try. -Morgan
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