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brass friggin hammer...

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Cruiserhead05, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Cruiserhead05

    Cruiserhead05 SILVER Star

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    ok, getting ready to do a birf job in two weeks. i cannot seem to find a brass hammer and drift....anywhere...autozone, walmart, tractors supply, napa, local hardware store, home depot...

    anybody know of anything. also need that 2 3/8 socket. going back to home depot tomorrow.
     
  2. Darwood

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    I got my brass hammer at Harbor Freight. Don't know if those are in Virginia, and I'm too lazy to check.
     
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    You have Harbor Freight there? Got a brass hammer there that didn't really use...then I got my drifts from Sears. It is a 54mm socket...or 2 1/8".....2 3/8" is too big.
     
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    Brass hammer is fairly specialty. Look for harbor freight. If you don't have that try ordering at sears. They should have it. Also maybe McMaster Carr or Grainger. Those two will be highest but will work as a last resort.
     
  5. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    who cares if they have a harbor frieght in VA or not?

    http://www.harborfreight.com baby!

    *just make sure they send you the stuff you actually ordered and not some POS $2.49 talking 20' tape measure that you have to wait for a RMA sticker (returned materials authorization) to be dropped off, so you can stick it back on the box containing the 2 POS tape measures to be returned to them BEFORE they ship out what you really ordered, thus making you wait 2 extra freakin' weeks to finish the project you should've had done last freakin' month!
    ...not that I'd know anything about that...
     
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    I just used brass drifts (more useful/versatile) and a regular BFH (Big F-in Hammer, not Brass F-in Hammer) ;)
     
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    3/8 solid brass rod from your local hardware store = brass drift
     
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    wire rope/rigging supply will have brass hammers also. using a hammer versus a drift keeps your hand out of the way. glancing blows hurt!
     
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    I got my bras drift at NAPA...
     
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    Northern tool. 9 bucks for three

    or you cold use this. :flipoff2:

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    Got mine off of e-bay.
     
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    Only thing I found with my el cheapo HF brass hammer is it is not really made of a soft brass material. I don't use it when tapping on threads - rely on my NAPA 1/2" drifts for that work as they don't bung them up.
     
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    It doesn't matter what the hammer is made of - just buy a big piece of brass rod stock at a metal supply. My favorite "nasty drift" is a 5/8 OD x 16 inch long chunk I picked up for next to nothing at a scrap metal place.

    If you see some smaller diameters, buy some of those too - they will come in handy eventually.

    Brass drifts develop mushroomed heads very rapidly, and those can be dangerous if pieces start to shear off. ALWAYS dress down a mushroomed head or tail with a coarse file and true up the ends before whacking away on the tool. And always wear saftey glasses (not just sunglasses).

    John
     
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    Brandon, I picked up a set of three brass drifts from Sears for like $15. The smallest seems like it was MADE to remove the trunion bearing races. I'm gonna be at snowshoe for the next 3 weeks or I'd offer to help. I do have the big hub socket though. If you have the time, you're welcome to come out to snowshoe and we can do the work there, although I don't think your 80 will fit in the garage. After we finish we can go 'wheelin on the property :D I'll have my tools with me this weekend. You can borrow the socket for a $30 deposit. No offense, just lost too many tools by loaning them out and never getting 'em back.

    Arya
     
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    Brandon,

    there is a harbor frieght in Woodbridge. That is where I got my drifts. they were $8. I have my whole front end apart right now so if you want to get a look stop on by.

    Tony
     
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    You could also borrow my hub socket if you want
     
  18. Cruiserhead05

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    thanks for all the help guys....if i dont NEED a brass hammer then im not gonna worry about it. WE have plenty of hammers here that will work then.

    Ary, since i will be seeing you tomorrow i'll take you up on the deal. I'll pm you