Pound Out Metal Projects With a Blacksmith Power Hammer

A power hammer can be a useful tool for any metalworking or blacksmith shop. Whether you are just starting out on your own or looking to upgrade to a larger piece of equipment, you can find all sizes of power hammers, dies, and parts for sale. Here is what you need to know when shopping for a power hammer on eBay.

How can you find the right blacksmith power hammer?

A power hammer can take some of the manual work out of your blacksmithing projects. Here are some tips for choosing the right one for your shop:

  • Check the electrical supply requirements. While some smaller power hammers will run on single phase 240V wiring, many of the larger ones for sale will require three-phase wiring up to 480V.
  • Look at the motor size. Make sure that it is sufficient to power the unit.
  • Determine if the blacksmith power hammer comes with all necessary dies and tools to operate it.
  • Decide what amount of force you want to achieve, and then shop for a blacksmith power hammer for sale that matches those needs. Common sizes are 50 and 100 pounds.
Parts and accessories to use with your power hammer

While a blacksmith power hammer can undoubtedly be a useful tool, there are several parts and accessories that are needed to operate one. You will want to make sure that you have the right dies for your hammer. Whether you have a Little Giant or Pettingell power hammer, it is important to have the correct size and make of power hammer die for your specific tool. Tongs, like a pair of 3/4-inch v bit bolt tongs, can help you safely hold materials while you work on them.

What should you know about buying a used power hammer?

Used tools can help you equip your shop in a cost-effective manner. They may be a good value when compared to buying new tools. Whether you are looking for a power hammer to run in your shop or one for parts, here are some things you should consider when if you are shopping for a used blacksmith power hammer for sale:

  • How many hours the power hammer for sale has been used
  • If it comes with all the needed plugs to operate it
  • If it is currently operational. If not, how long it has been since someone used it
  • If there are dies included with the unit