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Rebuilding Little Giant Power Hammers


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Old 03-20-2011, 11:24 AM
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Default Rebuilding Little Giant Power Hammers

I am writing this post because, even though us "old folks" already know this stuff, the new-er comers to the craft may not.

I just noticed that the book "The Little Giant Power Hammer" by Richard Kern is available again at Centaur Forge. (I thought it was out of print for a while).
http://www.centaurforge.com/basket.asp
This book covers a lot of ground for folks who want to learn how to rebuild their little giant hammer, as well as an in-depth history of the company.
It is $52.50 at present.

While I am on the subject, don't forget that Sid Suedmeier also has a recently professionally-produced DVD set on rebuilding Little Giants. I have reviewed it previously and my review can be seen at:

http://www.spaco.org/Blacksmithing/P...ittleGiant.htm

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Default Re: Rebuilding Little Giant Power Hammers

I'm rebuilding a 50 lb little giant, and purchased the Kern book as well as Sid's DVD. The Kern book is helpful, but recommends some low tech solutions on how to fabricate some of the necessary replacement parts, using easy to find parts instead of machining. Sid's video was very helpful, with detailed information on pouring the bearings, upgrading the clutch system, etc. I found Sid's video much more helpful than Kern's book during the rebuild, and would only purchase the DVD if I were to do it again. Neil
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Default Re: Rebuilding Little Giant Power Hammers

Back when I had a very old 50Lb Little Giant I bought the book & found it interesting but not much help in rebuilding it. The video or going to one of the classes Sid has in Ne. is a better way to learn how to rebuild a LG hammer. I sure wish I still had my 50.

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