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Every week, we post another episode of Channel Kevin on YouTube so you can see what Kevin is up to.
It’s easy to keep up – you can even subscribe so you’ll know whenever there’s a new video. “This is a fun way to connect with people,” says Kevin.
The latest episodes share Kevin’s adventures with his newest tool, an air hammer – click here to see what Kevin has gotten himself into now! And keep reading to learn more about this amazing tool.
So often, people
see something in Kevin’s arsenal and say – well, you know.
“What’s That?” focuses on a subject that is dear to many
peoples’ hearts: tools.
After using a planishing hammer (as featured in the January-February issue of MUSeINGS), Kevin began to see so many ways he could use a power air hammer, which is, in essence, the planishing hammer’s big brother. And we mean big: it’s nearly twice the size and can shape metal, as well as smooth it.
|An Angled-Post Air Power Hammer
An air hammer uses highly pressurized air and a variety of tips, or dies, to shape, score and smooth metal. By activating the head several hundred times per second with high pound-per-square-inch pressure, the air hammer can do in minutes that would otherwise take hours or days to form by hand.
“This will largely replace the slapper and leather bag as well as the planishing hammer,” says Kevin. “It also allows me to do things I couldn’t do before, like shape heavier gauge metal and even shrink metal – although I’m still working on that!”
Since getting an idea of the possibilities by using the planishing hammer, he began dreaming and, yes, scheming a bit, as well as studying the benefits of different air hammer types, makes and models. Once the budget allowed, he made the leap.
Kevin chose a model with an angle post (see photo above) that lets him reach deep into a piece.
Installing the unit by building a sturdy stand and bolting it together was just the beginning. Kevin is diligent about watching instructional videos and reading equipment manuals. He then takes the next step by playing with the hammer, seeing what it can really do in relation to his needs.
Three recent YouTube videos have been devoted to the air hammer, from an introduction, to using it to shape a small piece called Crabby, to using it to smooth a weld.
If you’d like to learn more about the air hammer, click here. Meanwhile, Kevin continues to learn more, too.
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