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Pin driver

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by nowing75, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. nowing75

    nowing75 Senior Member

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    just got this air hammer and made a bronze end to drive pins out with. Much better than swinging a sledge by yourself
     

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  2. d9gdon

    d9gdon Senior Member

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    Looks like a great idea.
     
  3. mitch504

    mitch504 Senior Member

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    How does that compare to a 10 lb sledge?
     
  4. Junkyard

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    We use em at work too, usually for their intended purpose hammering some rock or whatnot on a site. But I've been known to drive a pin out or a stubborn tooth in a core barrel or rock auger :)

    Just gotta hold on tight cause it'll dance around :p
     
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    They work very well for driving pins out.. But ass junkyard said they move around. And they use air. 35cfm wont keep up to mine. ​
     
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    I would think his bronze end being soft might help mitigate some of the dancing. We run them off 180 cfm compressors most of the time, they're usually on site anyway to run the air lift water pumps.
     
  7. nowing75

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    We would use air rivet guns with bronze headers back in my airline days for driving out some of the interference fit fasteners. Figured I would just up the hammer size for Biger pins. Getting to old to swing the sledge. Lol
     
  8. nowing75

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    I'll let you know Mitch