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by MangoBoy
August 30th, 2023, 7:36 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Bell System Lineman's Hammer - Looks Good for Setting-Swaging
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 37003

Re: Bell System Lineman's Hammer - Looks Good for Setting-Swaging

Narrowing the hammer back of the face is a good idea.

I remember a big mistake with an adjacent tooth.

And there are several ball peen hammers lying around here somewhere.
by MangoBoy
August 29th, 2023, 11:28 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Bell System Lineman's Hammer - Looks Good for Setting-Swaging
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 37003

Bell System Lineman's Hammer - Looks Good for Setting-Swaging

29 August 2023 I just bought a “Bell System Lineman’s Hammer” on eBay for $28.80 including S&H and tax. The same or similar hammers are currently eBay-listed as: “Mini Sledge 9" Hammer Tapered Peen Sledge Blacksmith forging metalwork Used” “Bell System Style Linesman Round Peen Hammer Good Shape Wor...
by MangoBoy
May 1st, 2022, 4:20 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Warren Miller's Setting Anvils
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 41134

Warren Miller's Setting Anvils

In 2012, I was lucky to attend one of Warren Miller's saw sharpening class at Nine Mile Ranger Station. At the class, he used a near-cylindrical tapered setting anvil. I think he said it was a conveyor belt roller. In the 2003 revision of his 1977 Crosscut Saw Manual, he is shown using it on Page 20...
by MangoBoy
May 1st, 2022, 4:20 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Warren Miller's Setting Anvils
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 4046

Warren Miller's Setting Anvils

In 2012, I was lucky to attend one of Warren Miller's saw sharpening class at Nine Mile Ranger Station. At the class, he used a near-cylindrical tapered setting anvil. I think he said it was a conveyor belt roller. In the 2003 revision of his 1977 Crosscut Saw Manual, he is shown using it on Page 20...
by MangoBoy
October 10th, 2019, 2:40 am
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 15465

Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Thanks for the prompt reply, Jim. That was just what I needed.
by MangoBoy
October 9th, 2019, 7:24 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 15465

Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Considering the prices for a good old saw set-swaging hammer, I am going to grind down the faces of an auto body hammer to make a saw hammer.

It would be good to hear from everyone about the best face diameter for a set-swaging hammer.
by MangoBoy
August 7th, 2019, 6:45 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Hammers - swaging and setting
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 18429

Re: Hammers - swaging and setting

Considering the prices that saw set hammers go for, I have bought a 3-lb drilling hammer, and plan to grind it down (take away everything that doesn't look like a saw set hammer).

What is the very best set hammer style and weight any of you has tried ?
by MangoBoy
August 1st, 2019, 10:09 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Handles for Atkins #4 hammer
RepliesCOLON 25
ViewsCOLON 38010

Re: Handles for Atkins #4 hammer

What do the Dolly-style hammer heads weigh ?

Are there any Dolly-style hammers for sale ?