FIXING THE 300LBS POWER HAMMER!!! Part 1
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  • Alan Silva
    Alan Silva

    how much does a new one cost?

  • Hovak Vartevanian
    Hovak Vartevanian

    Steele v Stelter homemade Darts challenege! You can play a game of darts via video call....

  • JarAxe
    JarAxe

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="519">8:39</a> "Because ADHD" I totally relate to this. Because I could never wait for parts if I can find a way to fix it myself. But also because I have ADHD. xD

  • epiphonesg007
    epiphonesg007

    Super rough measurement. 8.555 inches... Hmm

  • gary Fox
    gary Fox

    Alec ......mate just go back to metric ................ far easier better to understand more exact and YOU know it too huh :-):-) :-)

  • Malcolm Coghill
    Malcolm Coghill

    Do you have some comeback on the company/person that sold you that press ? Surely its not fit for purpose ?

  • utiplayer
    utiplayer

    So, I'm thinking that the motor wasn't a candidate to just rebuild?

  • Russell Babcock
    Russell Babcock

    Hopefully it was insured. Looks like the shipper dropped it to do that much damage.

  • Vladimir Popov
    Vladimir Popov

    this sentinel is perfect for my pizza :D

  • Radioactive Goat
    Radioactive Goat

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="715">11:55</a> waaat was dat??

  • Nicholas Slavik
    Nicholas Slavik

    Who'd have thought that working as a blacksmith would mean also learning to do some millwright work as well :)

  • Old goat
    Old goat

    Damn, 15hp, that's more than my car.

  • Braden O'Connor
    Braden O'Connor

    What do you do about a purchase like that Alec? Those feet are thick and are the main point of contact for that hammer. And really thick, to the point is there a weld with enough penetration to work for any long period of time. So my question is, can u get your money back, back charge them Or she them for misrepresenting the product?

  • Adam Wynn
    Adam Wynn

    Dang. And I thought it was complicated when I had to fix my little Grizzly belt grinder when it fell off the table and broke one of the bells. In the words of the great Dr. Bruce Banner, "Oh, this is much worse."

  • Glaxed
    Glaxed

    Hit up this old tony

  • Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock
    Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock

    I love fixing and dissecting old workhorse machines for this exact reason. It's just amazing how you can piece together the thought process of the person before you!

  • Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock
    Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock

    His hair just keeps getting wilder..... I'm not complaining, just a bit jealous.

  • TheRjjrjjr
    TheRjjrjjr

    This is lawsuit time!!!

  • ClayZ
    ClayZ

    I wish I had hair like that.

    • niduoe stre
      niduoe stre

      So, you need a kiwi. You can find kiwis in New Zealand. Yup, its just that easy.

  • Lee McGann
    Lee McGann

    What is the largest thing you are set up to heat treat?

    • niduoe stre
      niduoe stre

      with the NEMA motor and turned the shaft/recut the keyway, but... you got it done. As for that drive gear removal, that helicoil was a rather unpleasant speed bump.

  • Matteo Mocci
    Matteo Mocci

    I love the way you take care of things.. wow

  • Justin Scott
    Justin Scott

    How do you guys have all this nice equipment, but yet don't seem to have much of a clue about a lot of mechanical things?

  • Eric Summers
    Eric Summers

    Alec should try to make a pirate blunderbuss.

  • DarthRevan
    DarthRevan

    Who elese was thinking “just machine the motor shaft down to the size of the gear.”

  • Proto_Squad
    Proto_Squad

    I have never ever in a million years seen a bearing that big

  • thefourthtuxzt
    thefourthtuxzt

    Just use some duct tape to hold it in place... Duct tape fixes everything

  • 9T2
    9T2

    I laughed too hard at the alert part 😂

  • niduoe stre
    niduoe stre

    Get in touch with Abom on you tube, he’s an extraordinarily talented machinists

  • Aaron Wolfenbarger
    Aaron Wolfenbarger

    You literally can MAKE a broach easily!

  • Aaron Wolfenbarger
    Aaron Wolfenbarger

    I was going to say why are you so positive seeming about it but I keep seeing the suit in the back ground and I realized he is probably your lawyer! If its not free except for the cost of shipping by the time he is done then he isnt worth the suit he is in!

    • niduoe stre
      niduoe stre

      You could make a hell of a fidget spinner with those bearings

  • Aaron Wolfenbarger
    Aaron Wolfenbarger

    You got screwed! It CAn be repaired I think you should probably look at it under UV light with magnification to look for micro fractures before attempting to have it fixed though , if its THAT broke ass then its probably worse than that at the small level as well!

  • Siggy in CR
    Siggy in CR

    Sorry Alec, you got taken for a ride on that hammer if you were told it hadn't been used much and the worn paint was intentionally done to look like patina. You don't need to have the hammer welded and the motor rewound on a lightly used or low hour machine. The cracks on the motor mounts look fairly fresh based on the light orange rust. So most likely they're from moving the machine. Those old machines were built to last and be repaired so odds are that after some initial repairs it'll be good to go for a long time. But yeah, if it was sold to you as a machine that saw little use, my guess is you got conned.

  • therarmann
    therarmann

    lmfao imperial measurements

  • Flinch
    Flinch

    That's no simple piece of furniture, and top heavy to boot. Looks like the load rolled over into the lifting slings during moving at some point and the motor got aced. I'd have gone with the NEMA motor and turned the shaft/recut the keyway, but... you got it done. As for that drive gear removal, that helicoil was a rather unpleasant speed bump.

  • David Weeks
    David Weeks

    So, you need a kiwi. You can find kiwis in New Zealand. Yup, its just that easy.

  • A & C Productions
    A & C Productions

    GERM ALERT

  • Isaac Bruner
    Isaac Bruner

    i seen that zeroing Technic on that lathe. i was taught by my teacher that you loosen the low and tighten the high. i got pretty good at it with practice and was able to take that practice down to competition and my time went from 5 minutes to 45 seconds haha

  • Kataclysm113
    Kataclysm113

    wait... did he... did he just make a lathe chuck key at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="900">15:00</a>?

  • Zach Brenner
    Zach Brenner

    Why not just wait for the motor to arrive and make the shaft smaller?

  • Richard Schmidtendorff
    Richard Schmidtendorff

    Brazing......I keep wondering why it wasn't brazed.

  • Giacomo m
    Giacomo m

    Let me get this straigth. You seen a powerhammer that fan cost more than 10000 buks bit nerd to be repaired, and you bus It without check It by yourself and without the guide or a tecnical?

  • Bryan Gilbert
    Bryan Gilbert

    You would do better to reduce the shaft by the 1/8 on the at motor.

  • hen ko
    hen ko

    You know when Alec says a tool is expensive, it's expensive.

  • Josh Campbell
    Josh Campbell

    the corona alert hahahahah i lost it

  • kyle_ daden
    kyle_ daden

    You know what, I enjoy these kindsa videos way more than forging now.

  • Chace Elliott
    Chace Elliott

    You could make a hell of a fidget spinner with those bearings

    • hen ko
      hen ko

      Or bore that sleeve out .125 with a boring bar on your manual mill. Using a dial indicator to find the center of the hole and have a spindle mounted boring bar. Then trim the ke

  • ken ezzell
    ken ezzell

    So... why a new motor?......could the feet not be welded or cast on?

  • Mathew Edward Nation
    Mathew Edward Nation

    have you ever try making pizza in the heat treeting oven

  • Charming nowhere to hide
    Charming nowhere to hide

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="716">11:56</a> that's hilarious 😂

  • Antoine Rougerie
    Antoine Rougerie

    The gear made of some kind of strange canvas looks like Celeron. It was used on a few old French cars as a timing gear. It wears badly with time, but stays quite strong as far as it's properly lubricated.

  • Tommy Litchfield
    Tommy Litchfield

    Why not just bore out the 1 1/2 hole to 1 5/8 hole...?

  • Raihan Mohammed
    Raihan Mohammed

    Would those thousands of an inch in centering have any negative effect?

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide

      This is whats called a LEMON. Whoever sold it to you probably lied about everything that you mentioned. I'd definitely be looking at getting some of the money back.

  • Admiral Tymothy's Loot Chest
    Admiral Tymothy's Loot Chest

    Alec: *Drops tens of thousands on a broken old power hammer* Also Alec: *Thinks a 200 boring bar is expensive*

  • Wayfarer Zen
    Wayfarer Zen

    Oh my god that corona alert part made me lose it. Props to your editor XD

  • Pedro Ibañez
    Pedro Ibañez

    you have a lathe and a mill, you can make your own adaptor, really not big deal, you should ask AvE or this old tony, those guys know a thing or two about industrial machines

  • Droidman5910
    Droidman5910

    Did this mans just say 8.8555 inches. *metric system has left the chat*

  • Steve Shindeldecker
    Steve Shindeldecker

    Abom 79 could make you one in no time

  • Eddie Martin
    Eddie Martin

    You need to message AvE he would probably know off the top of the head what you need

  • Jonathon Wisnoski
    Jonathon Wisnoski

    Really surprised it is 15 horsepower. I put together a building for feed mixing one time, and when they starting bringing in the machines that were going to inhabit this building it was insane. One machine had like half a dozen 50 HP electric engines installed in parallel. And this was a tiny single room operation.

  • Jonathon Wisnoski
    Jonathon Wisnoski

    How is this only 300lbs? Did you miss a zero? Funnily enough, I just got a shipment of a fridge that claims to be 370lbs, but I would swear it feels more like 120lbs when I pick it up. So maybe I just do not know what things weigh.

    • Jonathon Wisnoski
      Jonathon Wisnoski

      @Timothy S. Thanks Timothy S. that makes sense. I will assume it is 300lbs per square inch of hammer head or something like that as well, because that sounds orders of magnitude weaker than would be useful. If the hammer could not lift the man operating it, it would surprise me.

    • Timothy S.
      Timothy S.

      When he says it's a 300lb hammer that doesnt mean it's actually weight but instead the amount of force it strikes with

  • 3zEkie1
    3zEkie1

    Could it be that the guys who sold you the thing were screwing you over ?

  • TheTruthHurts
    TheTruthHurts

    Or bore that sleeve out .125 with a boring bar on your manual mill. Using a dial indicator to find the center of the hole and have a spindle mounted boring bar. Then trim the key .0625 to fit the keyway. Because you would have bored the hole out .125 (.0625 each side). Just what I would have done. .0625 isn't much. 🤷

  • Oliver Zaiser
    Oliver Zaiser

    Throw the old part out. Make new two part piece to hold the tooth wheel and secure that with a Keyles taper lock bushing. All problems solved and a bit more flexible on shaft seizes

  • Chris Lesemann
    Chris Lesemann

    He may look like harry potter but i think he is faking his British accent like fps Russia

    • Timothy S.
      Timothy S.

      Pretty sure he's not, been watching for years and it's remained constant

  • Tony Charlton
    Tony Charlton

    I hit the like for the ADHD comment alone ! <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="519">8:39</a>

  • CchewWitup
    CchewWitup

    a british guy saying inches, golden.

  • Factologist
    Factologist

    This is whats called a LEMON. Whoever sold it to you probably lied about everything that you mentioned. I'd definitely be looking at getting some of the money back.

  • System Renegade
    System Renegade

    Why didn't you just cut the welds out of the end and then drive the center out.

  • Shane Cheatham
    Shane Cheatham

    Just curious, if I received an item that was that expensive, and not as described, I'd be asking for my money back ...not going through the extra cost of fixing it.....just wondering why you didn't do that?

  • GoontieLips
    GoontieLips

    1 inch diameter boring bar probably still would not give you the rigidity that you need to go 6 inches deep, as a rule of thumb 4 times your diameter is really as far as you wanna have your tool sticking out.

  • Maverick Wagner
    Maverick Wagner

    UGH

  • Stephani -D
    Stephani -D

    "Open it now." "Why?" "ADHD."

  • Drew Shapiro
    Drew Shapiro

    Kind of curious why you wouldn't turn a larger shaft down on the lathe instead of modifying the gear. Seems trivial to turn a 1 5/8 shaft down to 1 1/2.

  • Nate T.
    Nate T.

    Why don't you make the boring bar? com'on dude. tools to make tools, that's how we do it!

  • welcometothejg :D
    welcometothejg :D

    use ctrl + F onn keyboard then type umber to find on web pages

  • djm jr
    djm jr

    Sooo ... how much was the gigantic power hammer??? We wont judge you... :)

  • Becker1167
    Becker1167

    Question for any motor heads out there...how would the PF factor into this? I understand needing the same RPM, 3 phase and voltage for this particular motor, but wouldn't having the same power factor be very important? Electrician here, not much motor work under my belt though.

  • Luke Mitchell
    Luke Mitchell

    Next time you wanna purchase something like that that costs sooooo much, you should get a plane ticket and go see/use it first.

  • Biscmaster
    Biscmaster

    looses chuck key, lets make a new one and put it in the montage

  • Frederica Panon
    Frederica Panon

    What I am really curious about is that phenolic gear. Since the material consists of layers of canvas in a phenolic resin matrix, its material properties will be inherently anisotropic. That is, the mechanical properties such as compression, tension, shear and torsion resistance will differ depending on the direction in which they are applied. So how was the canvas laid for that gear? If flat layers then machined, what is the orientation of the gear teeth to the layers? Cylindrical layers with machined teeth? With or without additional layers of canvas following the profile of the teeth? These would all have different mechanical properties. @Alec Steele, can you tell us?

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