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Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by Crosscut Sawyer » December 16th, 2011, 5:43 pm

I have been using a reproduction of the #4 Atkins hammer that I got on eBay, which was supposed to be hardened, but after working on a Simonds 133 with extremely hard rakers (which needed to be heat treated), I've noticed that the faces are becoming imprinted from the blows. So, if anyone has a similar vintage hammer for sale, preferable an Atkins 4 or maybe a Simonds 333 (never seen one in person, but they look similar) please PM or email me and let me know what you want for it. I'll pay cash, trade or combination.

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by PATCsawyer » December 17th, 2011, 6:46 am

Interesting you should have that problem. By any chance did that after-market hammer say "Crosscut Saw Company" on the head? I bought a reproduction setting hammer from them years ago when I first started filing. It too was poorly tempered and deformed the first time I used it. I sent it back and got a refund + apology, but often wondered how many bad hammers they had sold.

Watch Ebay, as old Atkins setting hammers pop up from time to time.

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by ChiricahuaZac » December 19th, 2011, 8:22 am

I had the same issue with a hammer from Crosscut saw Co. it was the first one I purchased when I started sharpening. That was stollen along many other tools. long story short, I ended up purchasing another one and have had it now for about 6 years, and its been fine. So it may just be a gamble, or they improved the steel.

I wonder though, if you could just temper one yourself. It would depend on the metal, but it may be worth a try.

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by Crosscut Sawyer » December 19th, 2011, 11:41 am

It's not a crosscut saw co hammer. I still need to talk with the maker and sort this out. Meanwhile, if anybody knows of an Atkins for sale or trade, please let me know.
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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by sumnergeo » December 19th, 2011, 1:23 pm

My Crosscut Saw Co. hammer is fine; about five years old, used a lot and unblemished.

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by vertical » April 16th, 2012, 10:20 am

on ebay a vintage Atkins #4 with 5 days left

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310392732521

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by goodfeller » April 17th, 2012, 12:36 pm

There is also a Simonds #337 on eBay--item 310392926303--up for auction. Seller is in Newport, OR.

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by MangoBoy » October 9th, 2019, 7:24 pm

Considering the prices for a good old saw set-swaging hammer, I am going to grind down the faces of an auto body hammer to make a saw hammer.

It would be good to hear from everyone about the best face diameter for a set-swaging hammer.

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by Jim_Thode » October 9th, 2019, 9:31 pm

MangoBoy wroteCOLON
October 9th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Considering the prices for a good old saw set-swaging hammer, I am going to grind down the faces of an auto body hammer to make a saw hammer.

It would be good to hear from everyone about the best face diameter for a set-swaging hammer.
The face at about 5/8" diameter seems to be about right. I made one out of a ballpeen hammer.
Details at: https://pbase.com/jimthode/swaginghammer

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Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Post by MangoBoy » October 10th, 2019, 2:40 am

Thanks for the prompt reply, Jim. That was just what I needed.

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