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    I found this VLCHECK made in USA ball peen hammer today. Pretty nice shape for 50 plus years old and a really well balanced handle. I think it is most likely a 14 ounce.

    Pretty interesting history also. I edited some info I found about the company.

    VLCHECK USA.

    "This company was started in 1859 by BLACKSMITH Frank Vlcheck and grew to become the largest maker of automobile tool kits.


    In 1959 they were bought out by Pendleton Tool Company, a Proto subsidiary and in 1969 after Ingersoll Rand bought Proto that seems to be the end of the Vlcheck name. "

    They would appear to be one of the MANY tool companies Proto bought out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I found this VLCHECK made in USA ball peen hammer today. Pretty nice shape for 50 plus years old and a really well balanced handle. I think it is most likely a 14 ounce.

    Pretty interesting history also. I edited some info I found about the company.

    VLCHECK USA.

    "This company was started in 1859 by BLACKSMITH Frank Vlcheck and grew to become the largest maker of automobile tool kits.


    In 1959 they were bought out by Pendleton Tool Company, a Proto subsidiary and in 1969 after Ingersoll Rand bought Proto that seems to be the end of the Vlcheck name. "

    They would appear to be one of the MANY tool companies Proto bought out.



    Nice hammer and really nice color ..... but..... uhhmmmm..... you misspelled the name a couple times

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Nice hammer and really nice color ..... but..... uhhmmmm..... you misspelled the name a couple times
    And there you have it. Stay in school kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    And there you have it. Stay in school kids.


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    I might have one of those, or a similar hammer hammer head. For years I combed the flea markets and bought old hammers and heads for next to nothing. Last time I counted, it was in excess of 60. But I'll never compare to Scotty Fulton in Kentucky who has about 14,000 hammers. Yes, 14,000.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldendum View Post
    I might have one of those, or a similar hammer hammer head. For years I combed the flea markets and bought old hammers and heads for next to nothing. Last time I counted, it was in excess of 60. But I'll never compare to Scotty Fulton in Kentucky who has about 14,000 hammers. Yes, 14,000.

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    YIKES


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    I think I have one just like the one in the third row from the left in the second column next to the one with the wooden handle

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    I think I have one just like the one in the third row from the left in the second column next to the one with the wooden handle
    YOUR left, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    YOUR left, right?


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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Hey!!!, don't knock it til' you've tried it
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    Nice set of knockers


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Nice set of knockers


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    LOL!!!! I can't believe I didn't see that coming shows what a boob I am

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Seems like a good place to get hammered...
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Hammers and 2 and 1/2 pound axes are a weakness for me if I see one ant a yard sale or in the metal pile at the dump i will almost always grab it.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Same here. Though, I've learned to limit myself to hammers that have nice lines, something I don't already have. There used to be quite a bit of variation in hammer design, but post-1950 everything started getting streamlined.

    Still looking for a 3lb ball-peen. I've heard of them getting up to 4lb, but I've never actually seen one. I'd definitely like to add either to the collection.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Vaughn,
    How is this for an idea of an adjustable tire hammer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Vaughn, How is this for an idea of an adjustable tire hammer?
    Very neat!

    I'm surprised more people haven't thought of that.

    Not being a hydraulics guy, I wonder if all that little jarring from the impacts is good for the seals and whatnot. I would think the cylinder could handle it since they are used on big diggers, but that's the first thought that came to mind. Heck, even if it breaks in a year or two, rebuilding a cylinder isn't that much of an issue.

    I think the DP120 is a lot simpler as a power-hammer-only design, but fitting in that hydraulic press option certainly gets my brain cogitating!! If only I could find a way to make the clutch without using a nasty tire!

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    I wouldn't worry about the hydraulics.... they get beat on worse than that every day on ag and industrial equipment. Well... not when I'm driving of course....
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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Incase you guys need to spend some money, Centaur Forge has 10% OFF EVERYTHING !!!! https://www.centaurforge.com/default.asp

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    I just purchased a new American Made 24oz. Vaughan hammer last night at Lowe’s 50% off. Found it on a clearance rack. Looked like a decent deal to me and I'm a sucker for a good deal. Never purchased one of these new. I always get them at the flee market or garage sales all used and abused for a couple bucks. Got this new for just a couple bucks more. I think I did pretty good.

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    Re: Blacksmithing tools

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    I just purchased a new American Made 24oz. Vaughan hammer last night at Lowe’s 50% off. Found it on a clearance rack. Looked like a decent deal to me and I'm a sucker for a good deal. Never purchased one of these new. I always get them at the flee market or garage sales all used and abused for a couple bucks. Got this new for just a couple bucks more. I think I did pretty good.

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    You won't want to mess up that new paint. Go out and buy a used one now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    You won't want to mess up that new paint. Go out and buy a used one now.


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    Especially a premium color such as that

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    Go ahead and beat on it... I've got some John Deere green and yellow spray bombs you can borrow. On a more serious note, that might be one of the prettiest hammers I've seen. lol... too bad Vaughn didn't see it first... it's got his name all over it (well, almost...) ...
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    I'm sure after a couple of good uses the handle will loosen up from the hammer head like on all the others I have in my tool box. It was just one of those Impulse purchases.
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