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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2014, 01:31:09 AM »

https://www.facebook.com/events/1483242445278106/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=49


I was unable to post any photos here on the forum, so I took some time and made a facebook page where you guys can come and have a look...

Please go check out the many photos so you can tell me what this or that is, and what I need to do next...
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2014, 01:43:45 AM »

the long drive home after I got the Hammer loaded into the bed of my truck was scary....but the real scary part came the next day when my friends and I tried to unload the hammer in my shop.

The idea I had was to place a few planks up in the rafters, then use a chain hoist to lift the hammer up enough to drive the truck away.
The problem was that once the truck was out of the way the chain hoist jammed and the hammer was stuck several feet in the air!

I have a video posted that shows what this looked like https://www.facebook.com/events/1483242445278106/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=49

.....very dangerous...
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2014, 10:29:09 AM »

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10696212_10202775221486132_6280619631254932982_n.jpg?oh=4c4156adea81dbd6b87edccc36d5945e&oe=549B3323&__gda__=1418981015_0a984db2e8e620c94da3307b892e1133


The link above is to a photo of my hammer.
But I am not sure it gets you to the photo?....could you  check as if it takes you there I  then have a good means to continue talking about my Hammer and dealing with issues with you guys....
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2014, 10:33:29 AM »

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10599332_10202770002795668_8760332646804709467_n.jpg?oh=e90bbff82379da9d5652795105ca02f6&oe=54947158&__gda__=1420002573_6fbb8fc60ac5773cc994d12fad34885f

This might be a photo of what the hammer looks like now completely dripping in oil ...
Does this photo show up when you click on it?

if  after you click on it you do see a photo of my Little Giant  25# Trip hammer, then I will draw your attention to the large round wheels at the top of the hammer.
There is a wheel in the front that is connected to the linkage that makes the hammer go up and down, and then there is another large wheel in the rear that is connected to the front wheel by a shaft of some type...

Because everything was sitting outside for 15 years there was plenty of rust on everything, but last night I was able to oil up the wheels and did manage to get the back wheel to turn with a pipe wrench.
The front wheel is a different matter.

Im not sure they turn by hand?...do they?

Is there a way to loosen up the wheel to help the oil soak-in and lube the parts that need to turn?

should a working hammer be able to turn the front wheel by hand?
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2014, 02:47:04 PM »

It looks to be a nice hammer.
Is that a crack in the sow block below the bottom die?

You can loosen the caps than secure the crank shaft, this will make it easy to turn the fly wheel by hand. I would pull the caps, (be sure and mark them so you can replace them exactly as they came off), clean up the crank shaft and wipe crud out the babbet. this should clean it up. You should clean the clutch pulley also.

Look here for more information: http://www.littlegianthammer.com/resources/Parts%20Diagram.pdf 
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2014, 05:12:33 PM »

Where do I get new dies?
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2014, 10:07:20 PM »

Ed, so Im on the same page:

There are 6 bolts and nuts that run along the top of the hammer.

2 are behind the back flywheel and 4 are between the front and back flywheels.

I can remove all 6 bolts and nuts correct?

The bolts seem to be holding together the top and bottom halves of the covering that goes around the crankshaft.

There seems to be some type of gasket between the two halves of the covering.

to clean the crankshaft i will need to split apart this bolted together covering.

there is also a bolt on the "clutch cover" that must be removed to take it off to get the covering off.

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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2014, 03:11:45 PM »

Yes you have to remove the 6 bolts, be sure and mark the covers so you can get then back exactly as they came off.
I do not know what you mean by clutch cover, mine does not have one. You may be talking about the clutch collar, it will lift out of the clutch fork when you raise the shaft.
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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2014, 07:47:36 PM »

Unless everyone helping you is pretty short it looks to me like you have a 50lb. hammer. measure the flywheel. if it's 10" you have a 25lb. hammer if its 13" you have a 50lb. hammer. my recent purchase of an LG consisted of them listing it as a 25lb. hammer but upon inspecting it, it was a 50lb. You can buy the dies from Syd at little giant.
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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2014, 11:40:45 PM »

i have to race home now and find out!

is there an advantage to a 50?
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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2014, 12:23:27 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2014, 12:26:29 AM »

as seen in the link/photo above...the front flywheel is a good 13"inches wide!

I am not sure what this means to anything...but clearly I got a 50# Little Giant Power Hammer and not the 25# that I thought.

Its also interesting that the guy who sold this to me was very sure it was a 25#, although he pointed out that it simply does not say anywhere on it what it  is....

So...is this a big deal with it being a 50# hammer over a 25#???
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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2014, 12:36:26 AM »

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is there an advantage to a 50?
there a little more popular I would say. they hit a little harder just because there is more weight behind the blows so they move metal faster
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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2014, 01:14:49 AM »

money-wise?.......
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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2014, 01:41:18 AM »

I would like to replace the dies....I would love to get the onesi saw on the web that are half flat and half rounded....

anyone know what they are called?
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