just an added note here. if you guys go out in the morning and start up
your little giant or mayer brothers or whatever kind power hammer
(mechanical) you have, be forewarned. that big spring is not the same
animal it is at room temp. get your shop temp. up for at least 1 hour
before you use your power hammer or it could kill or mame you.
have fun, mark
On Dec 2, 6:47 pm, email@example.com (Mark Finn) wrote:
Generally machines are designed to take temperature swings into
But the effect of age on large springs is not well known. What study
read or personal experience can you pass on to us?
i remember something in one of the clifton ralph power hammer
instruction vhs tapes about the dangers of power hammers in cold
weather. also several years ago there was a big push in the anvil's ring
to get guards on all mechanical hammers. i don't remember all the
details, but someone took a broken spring fragment to the
head.......killed him !
have fun, mark
I'd certainly recommend a guard for the spring, but I have seen many
trip hammers running in unheated buildings without any parts flying around.
I wonder how many Little Giant users are still using the original 80
to 100 year old spring. I'd worry more about that. ---Or do something
about it. Maybe a new trip hammer spring would make a great Christmas
present from a "significant other". Especially when all you have to do
is order one from:
I don't mean for this to be a commercial, but a new spring solves many
other problems, too. When people ask me (http://www.spaco.org/pow.htm )
about strange things going on with their Mayer Bros/Little Giant trip
hammer, that's one of the first things I suggest.
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