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Need to shape some metal into a compound curve? English Wheels, Planishing Hammers and Power Hammering Machines open up a whole new world of metal shaping creativity. This is a great tool for fabricating one-of-a-kind or impossible-to-find replacemnt parts. Form custom hot rod, motorcycle, aviation and sculptured sheet metal parts that are works of art in your own shop. You can stretch, shrink, plannish, dome, jog, bead, and shape complex sheet metal parts using standard dies.

How an English Wheel works: This machine is used to form compound curves using pressure applied to the metal by moving the lower anvil wheel closer to or farther away from the upper rolling wheel. The wheels and anvils come in different shapes and sizes for forming different curves or beads on the metal. Click to see a video.

How a Planishing Hammer works: This machine is used for finishing metal to remove dents, to smoothen metal and to finely shape panels. This powered hammer machine is controlled via a foot pedal and runs at over 1000 strokes per minute. It uses to repetitive glancing blows to smooth the metal (hearing protection and experience needed). It either uses your shop air with electric foot pedal like the JET, or electric powered motor like the Baileigh.

JET WH-45T English Wheel

Low cost manually operated old style machine. You can stretch, dome, and shape complex sheet metal parts for antique cars, hot rods, motorcycles, airplanes, sculptures, etc.

16 Gauge (.006") Mild Steel Capacity
11 Gauge (.120" or 1/8") Aluminum Capacity.
11 Gauge (.120" or 1/8") Copper Capacity.
45 inch Throat Depth fits very wide pieces.
4 Upper Rolling Wheels included.
10 Lower Anvils included.
All wheels and anvils are polished.
Retractable Casters for portability
Quick Release Wheel Change
Extra stong heavy duty reinforced steel frame

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JET WH-45T English Wheel

JET PH-24 Planishing Hammer

Low cost pneumatically operated old style machine. You can flatten, smoothen, remove dents and finely shape complex sheet metal parts for antique cars, hot rods, motorcycles, airplanes, sculptures, etc.

16 Gauge (.006") Mild Steel Capacity
11 Gauge (.120" or 1/8") Aluminum Capacity.
11 Gauge (.120" or 1/8") Copper Capacity.
24 inch Throat Depth fits very wide pieces.
Starter upper and anvil dies included.
2 die set brackets included.
3 position air flow regulates the strokes per minute
3 speed ranges: 4400-4800/3200-3500/1800-200
110 volt foot pedal control included.
Quick change of upper dies.
Extra stong heavy duty reinforced steel frame.
104 db noise level.
Weight: 250 Lbs.

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JET PH-24 Planishing Hammer machine

BAILEIGH PH-19 Power Hammer Machine

The PH-19 is available in two versions.
PH-19 a single speed reciprocating hammer
PH-19VS a variable speed reciprocating hammer. The PH-19 has a 110 volt motor, 1700 strokes per minute and power to shape 16 gauge mild steel.
19 inch deep throat is good for most part sizes.
Quick release tooling handle allows the operator to start working in the middle of the piece with keeping the working pressure constant. A quick release bottom tooling holder makes tooling changes easy.
The PH-19VS option has all of the same features as the PH-19, but has a 110 volt motor with variable speed inverter to vary the hammer speed: 0-1700 strokes per minute.

The PH-19 and PH-19VS can do many of the same functions as the MH-19, shrink, stretch, dome, edge turn, bead, offset, and uses most of the same tooling, but at a lower price.

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Baileigh PH-19 Power Hammer

Capacity: Mild Steel 16 gauge (.060")
Capacity: Aluminum 12 gauge (.105")
Tooling Height Adjustment: 5 inches

BAILEIGH MH-19 Power Hammer Machine

• Can be used for aggressive shrinking and planishing, in which many different tooling profiles can be used. This setup works similar to a YODER Machine by using a leaf spring setup to "Throw the die" causing a dead blow hammering effect.
• Can also be used for short stroke shaping, flanging. Tooling designs and profiles are endless.This setup works similar to a PULLMAX Machine by disconnecting the leaf spring and making the top lever a "rigid link" now there is no "give" between the die heads.
• In the "RIGID" mode, tooling similar to an ECKHOLD/PULLMAX could be installed like mechanical shrinking, stretching dies, flanging dies, louvers, etc..
• Stroke lengths can be adjusted "on the fly" without changing the final stroke position of the die, the stroke will change in only the up direction to bottom most position of the stroke will remain the same no matter what the stroke is set to. This is accomplished by the stroke toggle mechanism. By changing the pivot point of one of the links, the stroke can be varied. Can be adjusted in any mode while running. Stroke range is from .175" up to .550"
• An eccentric adjuster is used to adjust the upper stroke mechanism up or down, this would be used to get the correct distance between tools as well as setting the down force. Can be adjusted in any mode while running.
• The machine's speed is varied via foot pedal and the maximum speed limit can also be set. The foot control allows the user to "feather" the beats. Currently the machine will produce up to 1500 beats per minute, with infinite adjustability down to 0 bpm by means of the potentiometer foot pedal.
• The DC servo option has a very definite control as the commands to the motor are instantaneous. In the servo mode the machine can be set up to deliver a single hit or blow and return to the upper most position. Perfect for slow operation requiring lots of power at slow speeds.
• Includes english wheel option with an 8 inch top roll, and 4 two inch bottom rolls with different profiles.

Tooling Available:
English Wheel
Universal Tool Holders
Thumbnail Shrink Dies
1/4" Beading Dies
Thumbnail Shrink Dies
Lower Radius Die
Mechanical Shrink Dies
Mechanical Stretch Dies
Lower Radius Die

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Image of Power Hammer Machine. Photo shows safety guarding removed for clarity.

Throat depth: 19"
Motor: 2 HP, 220 Volts, 1 phase, 60 Hz
Beats Per Minute: 0 to 1500
Stroke: .175 to .550"
Height adjustment: 2"
Quick change tooling
Variable speed foot pedal
Made in USA

English Wheel Tooling

Thumbnail type shrinking set Mechanical strtching dies Universal tool holders 1/4 inch beading dies
English Wheel
Thumbnail Shrink
Mechanical Stretch
Universal Tool Holders
1/4" Beading Dies

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