Puyallup, WA -- Replacement parts for restoring vintage racing cars can be difficult, often impossible to find. J and L Fabricating specializes in vintage race car restorations and trackside support for racers. Louie Shefchik, J and L founder and owner, discovered an economical solution for fabricating one-of-a-kind sheet metal parts on the new Dake Power Hammer.
“I can form fenders, small panels, and one-of-kind sheet metal parts. The Dake Power Hammer costs a fraction of what larger production power hammers and tooling are going for”, said Shefchik.
The new Dake Power Hammer will stretch, shrink, plannish, dome, jog, bead, and shape sheet metal using standard dies. Capacity is up 16 gauge steel and 11 gauge aluminum (annealed 3003H14). Hammer speed is 900 strokes-per-minute. The throat is 18” and the maximum vertical opening is 7”. For convenience, the Power Hammer is single phase and mounted on a base with wheels for portability.
“Dake supplies a lot of equipment to race teams, car and motorcycle customizers, and aircraft fabricators”, said Frank Kennedy from Dake. “The Power Hammer is a tool to expand our customer’s creativity”.
Dake manufactures and distributes arbor and hydraulic presses, horizontal and vertical band saws, manual and automatic circular cold saws, and other metal fabricating equipment. Dake recently celebrated 120 years of manufacturing in Grand Haven, Michigan.