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Chicago Pneumatic Hammer


#1

Scott, I talked to the tool guys at Stuller awhile back and they said
it’s standard equipment on all of their stone setting work benches.
You will need to modify the shape of the tip. They say it will move
metal on channel walls and such very easily. It’s also pretty cost
effective.

Have fun,
James S. Cantrell CMBJ


#2
       I talked to the tool guys at Stuller awhile back and they
said it's standard equipment on all of their stone setting work
benches. You will need to modify the shape of the tip.  They say it
will move metal on channel walls and such very easily.  It's also
pretty cost effective. 

Could you please provide a link to this tool? I own a Chicago
pneumatic air hammer, but it’s hardly appropriate for jewelry work.
It’s a pistol grip air hammer I use on concrete and for lifting up
old tile etc…

Jeffrey Everett


#3

what do you mean by a Chicago Pneumatic hammer-- the ones I know
of are bigger than jewelry scale stuff

Jesse


#4
   Could you please provide a link to this tool? I own a Chicago
pneumatic air hammer, but it's hardly appropriate for jewelry
work.    It's a pistol grip air hammer I use on concrete and for
lifting up old tile etc... 

Jeffrey, I spoke too soon on my last post. The air scribe is on page
204 of the Stuller tools book (volume33). It is one of my favorite
tools. It does require an air source. Ken Sanders


#5
   what do you mean  by a Chicago Pneumatic hammer-- the ones I 
know of are bigger than  jewelry scale stuff 

I think it’s actually called the Chicago pneumatic air scribe. Very
much jewelry sized. Fits nicely in the hand. Stuller carries it, but
not sure if they have it listed in their catalog yet. Ken


#6

I use my Gravermeister to set with, I never did learn to engrave
with it, But it is excellent for Bead raising and cutting seats as
well as Prong or Bezel setting, mine is an older unit with 800 to
1200 strokes per minute, (the newer ones operate at up to 2400
strokes per minute). The pressure, or force of the hammer is
controlled by a foot pedal and the speed by a lever on the side. I
have no problems setting Opals in White Palladium gold and with the
available hand pieces; I have two a medium quick change and a Bullino
style quick change, that I use the most. I wish I had waited for the
Gravermaster. It is a smaller unit, but requires a separate
compressor, Most shops have one any way for a sand blaster or wax
injector or other air powered devices. The quick change is great, I
keep about 20 adaptors with a few gravers and a lot of beading and
stippling tools, with the Gravermaster though it is my understanding
that you can purchase rotary hand pieces as well, a very nice
advantage. They aren’t cheap or inexpensive, mine is over 15 years
old and still works great it has had quite a bit of use. (and I have
seen what they can do in the hands of a skilled engraver). You can
develop quite a bit of strength if necessary, more than enough to
move Low karat gold channels or .950 Platinum, I haven’t tried any
cobalt alloy but I would imagine that they will develop as much power
as necessary.

Usual disclaimer, no connection with the company just a satisfied
user of a good tool

Kenneth Ferrell
www.shadras.com


#7

The Chicagol Pneumatic hammer next to a laser welder is a must have
for bench jewelers. I bought mine from Andy Kroungold at Stuller
after seeing every diamond setter their using one. I used to hate
chasing stones into place, but with this tool its like working with
butter.

Scott Isaacs
Berry’s Jewelry Co.
Nashville, Tn
Cad/ Cam and laser services to the trade


#8

I use my Gravermeister to set with, I never did learn to engrave
with it, But it is excellent for Bead raising and cutting seats as

well as Prong or Bezel setting, mine is an older unit with 800 to
1200 strokes per minute, (the newer ones operate at up to 2400
strokes per minute).

Ken, You can send your gravermeister to GRS and they can up-grade it
to the faster speed. It’s just a matter of changing out a few parts.

James S. Cantrell CMBJ


#9

OK Andy Kroungold,

Scott has fingered you for the info. “The Chicago Pneumatic hammer
next to a laser welder is a must have for bench jewelers. I bought
mine from Andy Kroungold at Stuller after seeing every diamond
setter their using one.”

Tell us about this Chicago Pneumatic hammer. I can’t find it in the
catalog… perhaps I’m looking under the wrong word in the index.

Judy in Kansas

Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
B.A.E. 237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhatttan KS 66506
(785) 532-2936 FAX (785) 532-6944


#10

The hammer is on page 204 photo 5. in the Stuller tools catalog vol
33

Andy “The Tool Guy” Kroungold
Sales/ Tools and Technical
Stuller Inc.
337-262-7700 ext. 4194
337-262-7791 fax
Andy_Kroungold@Stuller.Com


#11

It is an Air scribe Model CP9361 you can see a litle on it at
the Chicago Pneumatic industrial tool site:

http://212.75.80.201/CPIndustrialSite/Article/Article_Page.asp?ID=T012644

more at this uk site:

http://www.ukge.com/UK/prodtype.asp?strPageHistory=cat&PT_ID=185

I think it is a French Desoutter made tool not and and would be a
special order at many US CPoutlets.