Terrifies me, I do hope you have some guards to go on it before you use it!
You can buy a new 50 kg air hammer for 3000 UK pounds and a second hand
clear space for half that, has this cost much less?
The German federhammers I have seen are all in line. They use either a cast
frame or twin plate construction so that both crankshaft and hammer arm
toggle shaft have bearings at each end. The offset nature of your drive
train and especially the small diameter unsupported crankshaft would appear
prone to strain. Has it been okay?
The twin plate construction of the feder hammers has the added advantage of
containing the moving parts so that they are not flailing around in the
open. Your connecting rod reminds me a bit of a battle mace!
Have you found that a single belt is sufficient to take the drive?
What effective stroke do you have and how many blows per minute? My 50 kg
Reiter runs at 220 bpm and my 150kg runs at 135. I seem to remember the
feder hammer in Mathias Peters shop running nearer 300.
For instant decision making, flip a coin and base it on your sense of
disapointment or elation at the result.
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