March 20, 2020 by 23 Comments

Check out the phenomenal range of ovens and kilns Paragon offers here:
Thank you to Paragon for sponsoring this episode.


We use Paragon Ovens for our heat treating! They are one of our Sponsors and create some of the most durable kilns and ovens available in the World. Be sure to learn more here:

Alec: @alecsteele
Will: @will_stelter
Jamie (editor): @jamie.popple
Isaiah (Videographer): @isaiaharnoldfilm

My name is Alec Steele and I am a 22 year old blacksmith from England, now living in Montana in the USA! With a great team of hardworking folks, we upload videos showcasing the projects we get up to here at the workshop. Lots of sparks, lots of making, lots of fantastic-ness. Great to have you here following along!
INSTAGRAM @alecsteele

Epidemic Sound –
– signing up at this link supports the show!

MUSIC – signing up at this link supports the show!

AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS TO GEAR I LIKE, buying here supports us:


Alec Steele Blacksmith 2020


23 Replies to “FIXING THE 300LBS POWER HAMMER!!! Part 1”

  1. waterboy0873 says:

    I am hooked..Awesome channel!!

  2. pharaun159 says:

    Im smiling as this budding machinist is learning the lessons

  3. Ivo de Bruin says:

    So what broke it all? The shipping company?? Or it was in this state and you guys didnt know?

  4. Favourite line "Open it up now because ADHD"

  5. douro20 says:

    Where did those big bearings come from?

  6. Looked interesting, although I got motion sickness watching!

  7. Looking back at this video after all the later work done to this machine

  8. David Heitz says:

    A story of things to come…
    Spoiler alert:

    A bolt sheared

  9. 0bloodshot0 says:

    using a bearing for removing the insert cries in engineering (if not seater properly)

  10. I own a company for motor repairs ac and dc there was no reason to throw that motor away

  11. Pi says:

    Dude that thing has been used tonnes you got shafted

  12. I take it the hierarchy in this shop is based on the front hair puff? The higher you are the bigger your front puff is? 🤔

  13. He’s used a power hammer he’s fixed a power hammer now he needs to make a power hammer from scratch I’m not saying a massive really strong one but make a smaller one explaining all the processes in making long lasting machine

  14. "Lightly Used, Like New"

  15. chris18228 says:

    Why wouldn’t you just weld the feet back on the motor It might take a little while to do but it would be a lot cheaper

  16. chris18228 says:

    I would’ve just spent a day and welded up the motor and been done with it

  17. No surprise to me. Every piece of shop equipment I’ve had moved, has incurred damage by transport company. I’ve started travelling and being part of the packaging before transport ( cnc equip. ).
    Great purchase though.

  18. Fun Fact: The swat team broke their steel boots on Alec's Steele balls 🙂

  19. You've got all the tools you need to make your own keyway broach. It's not very hard.

  20. I think all those set screws are done deliberately for balancing of the gear. Otherwise it will not be balanced and slowly destroy the gear. The grub screws are screw in or out to balance it. Anything that spins at a high rpm needs to be dynamically balanced. For safety issues too.

  21. Erik Midboe says:

    My guess on this is that it was multiple problems. For all the feet to break either the shipping company attempted to lift it by the motor or when the mechanic that re-wound it did not shim the feet properly. When you torque down on something like cast and it has warps in it it will put tension on it. It is better that it broke in shipping and not when the motor was engaged. That would've been catastrophic.

  22. ptango101 says:

    That bumbling swat footage in the corona alert gets me every time