- Mar 11, 2006
- Cincinnati, OH
- RR Contractor Super.
I dunno. That sounds pretty labor intensive. Think in terms of how many pieces that hammer would need to make--if the opening were twice that size (36" X 16"), you could put a piece that big into it. But, for the smaller opening, you'd have to break that 36 X 16 piece not in half, but into fourths, and hope that they all ended up roughly equal. In other words, as the size of the opening gets smaller, the number of pieces you need to make, and the effort required to make them, increases geometrically. That just seems like a lot of hammer work...
Digger, I think that you're a little off on this, the size of the jaw is 18" wide and 8" open, that means with a piece thats 36X16 you wouldn't have to break it at all because it's only 16 inches wide and you could feed it in the long way. If the piece is over 8" thick that's a different story, but for the kind of work I can see with this machine, shop floors or something similar to that you'd probably be able to fit in a pretty good sized chunk, especially if you are feeding with a machine with a thumb.