Appalachian Power Hammer

Appalachian Power Hammer

Homemade power hammer constructed fabricated from surplus leaf springs, sledgehammer head, and steel. Powered by a 1 HP 1450 RPM motor.

Persimmon Forge: Professional Blacksmithing: Bernie’s Helve Hammer

I think the most fascinating piece of equipment I saw at the BAM conference was a helve hammer made by Bernie Tappel.

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I'm actually considering a very similar design that uses a 120lb Wilkinson anvil for the bottom.  With the hardy hole right there, you wouldn't have any problem making lower dies that could be swapped out in seconds.

Electric Power Hammer - Homemade power hammer fabricated from square tube and utilizing an automotive leaf spring. The hammer is driven by an electric motor.