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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.


10 Responses to Finds: Striker 165 lb. One-Piece Forging Hammer

  1. Copperhead says:

    Or even 3.5 times a second.

    Measure twice, cut once 🙂

  2. Myself says:

    Bet it takes some serious compressed air volume, too.

    Hey, a series on shop pneumatics would be neat. Dryers, oilers, filters, valves, manifolds, line drains, quick connects, swivels, different types of fittings (barb versus crimp versus?), recommended hose sizes per volume, tank and compressor sizing, portable air tanks, pros and cons of the new high pressure tools… the list goes on!

  3. kai says:

    This looks like a serious unit – but what would you do with nearly 4 impacts per second? Is this tool used to forge hot metal? With that kind of rate, it’s presumably not used to press out metal shapes from sheet metal or anything like that… or is is?

  4. Fred says:


    Hammers like this are used to forge hot steel usually. They are used to draw stock to a taper and used to weld two pieces together. For welding you just heat both your pieces up white hot, apply some flux and pound them in to one piece. A hammer like this makes life much easier when welding. Also, most of these hammers have different hammer/anvil combinations that allow you to do cool stuff like add texture to stock or do things like form a ball in the middle of a piece of bar stock. I’ve used a Big Blu air hammer before and they are a whole lot of fun. You can get things done very quickly with a small number of trips to the forge. This helps you produce in high volume and can also help with alloy steel that changes every time you heat it.

    Hope that helps.

  5. Wayne says:

    I have a Striker 165 one piece hammer for sale, it is in excellent condition. Been in storage the last 2 to 3 years. please reply if interested.

  6. Mike Rieder says:

    where is the hammer (for sale) located ?

  7. Andrew says:

    What is the price

  8. J.V.Williams says:

    How much and where is it located?

  9. nezam says:

    how much is it
    do you have any power hammer for sale ?

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