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jm413 04-09-2007 05:59 PM

pittsburgh seamer
I was wondering if anyone has used or is using one of those automatic pittsburgh closers. I think engel makes a vertical one and ras makes a horizontal one. I noticed alot of the guys either dont know how to use a air hammer or just dont care all that much how the final product looks like. So we were wondering how fast are they really? and abou thow much does one go for? Thanks

Bud 04-09-2007 07:18 PM

I have one and have used morlin eagle for years..I can't imagine hammering fittings without it. Save your arms :)

rothalion 04-09-2007 08:33 PM

I had one, a pitts. hammer, a while back that worked really well, I do not recall the brand. It was sort of mounted on a drill motor body... We loved it aside from the fact that is was far more noisey than hammering. Right now I have a Pittsburgh hammer and an air hammer but neither do a good enough job on 24 ga. stainless. I think that when they purchased them they just underestimated what we would need.

jilt 04-11-2007 10:25 PM

I did a buttload of seaming using a hammer 200+ feet at a time. My arms were killing me so not having any kind of training in sheetmetal I did not realize there was such a tool. I ended up making one using a pneumatic hammer. I cut the end of the chisel off and welded the head of a bolt on it and wrapped a piece of sheetmetal around the shank of the hammer. Very crude but works fantastic - cheap too. Now I can do the seams in about 1/2 hour rather than over a day or two. I think the airhammer only cost me about 50 dollars. If you are interested I could probably post a picture.

Bud 04-12-2007 03:22 AM

Yes, please do post a picture. I recall ours being several hunderd dollars.

LeadHead 04-12-2007 04:02 AM

Bud, I saw the Iowa Precision whisper lock machine at the Dallas show this year but I didn't see anything from Engel. Are you talking about a hand-held Engel hammer?

Bud 04-12-2007 05:26 AM

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Sorry, I corrected the manufactures name was eaglemorlin not engel :(

Here is a shot from their website, mine is buried somewhere:) I might be interested in selling it soon, but the ball for the hold is missing..honestly it's been missing for years and once you're used to this it is a one handed unit's workhorse

Bud 04-12-2007 05:32 AM

Here is a link to their website, they also have reconditioned units

rothalion 04-13-2007 08:54 PM

That looks like nthe one Ionce had...I just do not recall it being all rubbery looking on the red part. Hmmm....

Bud 04-13-2007 08:57 PM

It's the picture I'm thinking, because mine is not like that:)

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