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    made a large slide hammer

    I had a spare quick change drill chuck from a broken drill, and bought the 3/8th rod for a couple of dollars. The weights were just around unused, one is a hand grenade, one is a flywheel from a treadmill motor and the third is a chunk of mild steel I just found in the street walking to work.

    To make it I drilled out the chuck to match the tap and dies along with the rod. The chuck had some kind of reverse thread I couldn't match so it was rethreaded. Then threaded the rod, and bent the triangle handle in a vise by clamping and hammering. I plan on picking one weight and welding the chuck on and the gap in the triangle handle for some more strength. Pretty simple but the chuck will allow for a good number of tools hooks and nails to be clamped on to.

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    Pretty neat trick! Using a chuck instead of the most common vise grip version. Nice touch on the grenade BTW. Thanks for sharing jere.

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    Thanks Altair

    I like the vise grip style to but I have found there are times vise grips aren't enough and slip and change position. So I will see how these work they might need a keyed chuck for better lock up but I already had the quick change chuck.

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    Thanks jere! I've added your Slide Hammer to our Metalworking category, as well as to your builder page: jere's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Nice touch on chuck, I agree. And the hand grenade handle sure is a conversation starter!



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