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Author Topic: Its a Little Giant 25#....and its a quest  (Read 6012 times)
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« on: September 04, 2014, 12:06:51 AM »

I think it was about 15 years that I have been searching for a Little giant hammer.
It is a quest.

I searched in all the places I knew to look, but no one knows what I'm looking  for, and the people that know what one of these things is  dont have any idea where I might find one.

last weekend I almost found one....18 hours away by car, and a lot more money that i was willing to spend.
I fooled around and lost time before I called, but finally i decided that I would call only to learn it was sold.

Then yesterday I got another hint where one was sitting and i made a few calls and this weekend I go see what shape its in ....I will have plenty of folding money to give to the owner if I think its in good enough shape.


I'm very excited, and nervous.
I want to tell  the people I know what a big deal this is for me, but no one would "get it".

i will post some photos this weekend....
I have no idea what shape its in....I have no idea if its broken, or if its ready to turn on...

I do know its a Little Giant 25# hammer.....and I know I'm 56 years old, and have been looking for one of these things for 15 years and I also know I do not want to turn 65 years old and still not have a power hammer.....

So on Saturday i going to take a swing at getting it, and we shall see how it goes...    

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 12:39:51 AM »

great I hope it work out for you! a 25lb should be great to have around...how does one move a thing like this?
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 01:48:38 AM »

I talked to the guy who owns it today about the "move".....

Now I have no knowledge as to what it is like to move, but the guy said we can just tip it into my pickup and lift it in.

we shall see...

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 04:25:54 AM »

good luck with the little giant!!!!!

I would hate to have to move my home built 50lb hammer, it weighs around 1200 pounds. I have pretty good arms, but not that good, would need to tear it apart to move it, or rent a forklift and weld on tabs to jack it up to get the forks under it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 10:33:43 AM »

see i have no real idea what im getting into.
The guy tells me it should be no problem, but I dont know.

I have no idea what im going to do with it even if I get it back to my yard?
I think I can get a front-end loader from where I work to get it out of my truck bed....I hope the guy Im going to see about buying it from him has a loader or something to put it up in my truck too...

We shall see.

The thing I am warned is old and rusty....Im not at all aware of how these things even work.
I dont know how to clean them up and get them running.
I have never actually seen a power hammer up close, I have only seen this one from about 50 to 75 feet away.
I looked about 5 foot tall or so....and parts of it looked kinda heavy.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 01:53:59 PM »

Your little giant 25 pound power hammer will weigh around 870 pounds. I suggest that you haul it laying down in your pickup. Take enough blocks (short pieces of 2x4 or 2x6's will work' to cradle it. A friend and I loaded a 50 pound hammer 1,650 pounds) in my pickup using 2 handy man jacks and lots of cribbing, a block and tackle and worked carefully. Just use your head and have fun with it.

If you find someone with a loader to help you lift it, hook your chains to the frame and be sure and tape the hooks to the chain with duck tape.

Google Little Giant power hammers and you will learn a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 03:28:24 PM »

here are some places to start looking at:
you mite at least see them running to get a feel for how they work
https://www.youtube.com/results?q=little+giant+power+hammer

http://www.littlegianthammer.com/

https://smartflix.com/store/video/6920/Rebuilding-the-Little-Giant-Power-Hammer
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 05:01:46 PM »

That second video is the one you what with Harlan Seudemeier, he is the top man when it comes to working with Little Giants.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2014, 12:44:39 AM »

based on your posts I have a concern, so I will have to email the owner and see what he thinks?
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »

is there a way to bolt a small sheet of plywood to the legs?
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2014, 01:01:56 AM »

Im back home safe....

Left the house at 7:00 this morning, drove 4 and1/2 hours to get to the location.
It was another 4+ hours to get home, never going over 50 mph the whole way...


But it was WORTH IT!

For in the bed of my pickup there is a Little Giant 25#  hammer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 01:54:16 PM »

Congratulations!
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 09:08:39 PM »

SWEET!! Were are the pictures Wink?
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2014, 09:45:38 PM »

as for the photos?....I tried to post them but it keeps saying the file is too big...

I will ask my wife to give it a try....Im very much not very good with computer stuff....
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2014, 12:24:08 AM »

Im not sure the name of it, but that 2nd  flywheel that is behind the one in the front is now  able to turn.It was rusted stuck but after lots and lots of oil I got it able to turntonight.
 
Now is there some trick to knowing if the front  flywheel is able to turn?....how would I turn it as it seems very stiff/stuck right now....
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