Ever heard someone say, “If at first you don’t succeed, get bigger hammer?” Well, if you don’t succeed the first couple times you start to get to a hammer like this.
A pneumatic forging hammer is quite a serious piece of gear to have around the shop. A unit like this on brings a falling weight of 165 lbs. to bear every time the hammer comes down, which in this case is an impressive 210 times per minute — or 3 times a second. That’s faster than you can see with the untrained eye.
For all the speed and power that a unit like this puts out you have to trade something, and in this case, that something is mobility. It’s not made to move around as anyone can plainly see. Its 6000 lb. girth is not to be trifled with; Make sure your flooring is able to hold the weight.
Blacksmiths everywhere use units like this as do some of the higher-end metal and fabrication shops. But be warned: this is industrial gear used for some serious metal working. It’s big, loud, and powerful.
Street pricing for units like this reach into thousands of dollars. This isn’t a hand tool or standard power tool. They’re custom built commercial units, so if you want one you’ll have to contact a dealer.
Striker 165 [Striker Tools]
PS: We used to have a Little Giant 25 lb. hammer in the shop, but sold it a while back.