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D. Giagni

100# Little Giant

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Well I bought it. It seems to be in very good condition and the price was right.

Now I just need to get a phase converter and then I need to learn how to use it.

I have a question though. Are the dies it has suitable for general forging? They look quite square and sharp. Are they meant to be used with tooling? I'm going to be primarily using the hammer to break down and draw out thick stock, and hopefully start some pattern welding.

Any other advice to someone who's new to power hammers? Thanks

 

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Flats are great for general forging and toolong both. I use mostly flat dies. Stay away from combo dies. They arent really appropriate for these style hammers, as the offhitting tends to wear out a LG in the ways faster than larger or more robust machines.

 

Your bottom die looks like the interchangeable die system, nice to have.

 

Great new style LG you have there. Very clean.

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Nice looking hammer, I like to grind a radius on the dies to avoid cold shuts when drawing down stock. A 3/8" radius should be fine for a 100 lb. hammer.

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Thanks Daniel and Jim! That answers my question perfectly.

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