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    Default Little Giant 25 lb power hammer

    Yesterday I brought home this Little Giant power hammer, it's a 1945 model. Story is, it had new bearings put in about 40 years ago, and never used after that, I am in the process of a complete dismantling and clean up before turning anything, so far it looks great, no cracks or breaks anywhere, bearings do look unused, and the original looking motor runs good after I cleaned it up. Only thing I see missing, is the upper die, I think it will stay in its original condition, meaning not repainted, just cleaned up and put to work.
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    Congratulations, I just brought home a 50# 1920 model. Not quite ready to run like yours. Keep us posted

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    Should be able to buy a new die from little giant.
    Looks like a score!

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    Damn it now I need one....thanks a lot.

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    Torn down and ready to start reassembly. I have some forklift forks, and have heard they are good steel for hammer dies, might give that a try and make a pair.
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    A good chance those forks are some version of .4% carbon. 1045,1144,4140,4340 but could also be almost anything, depending on brand and capacity.
    They would be good to get tested, could be tool steel for the rest of your life in them thar tines.

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    Nice looking hammer there, congrats. The newer ones with rear drive pulley, updated clutch, new style arms and ram, and a sow block are where it's at. I have an older LG50, a 1906 model- it's been very useful to me but keeping it running has been a real struggle at times.
    A hammer in need of a top die, and some forklift tine to use- that's the perfect rationale for acquiring a shaper now, if you don't already have one!


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