“Build Your Own” Air Power Hammer Plans & Parts

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Air Power Hammer “Build Your Own” Plans

This set of 18″ x 24″ blueprints contains plans for three different “Build Your Own” Air Power Hammer styles.

Included are drawings for two of our popular tube-frame styles – our Benchtop 1000 model, and a welded-steel Floor-Model version. The stout 4″ x 6″ rectangular tube frame has a 25.5″ throat and 10.5″ tall lower die-post assembly that enables many steel parts – from deep motorcycle fenders to automobile patch panels – to be worked with ease. Even custom aluminum tanks are easily made on these hammers! The stable, compact frame has been designed so you can easily add sound-deadening and stabilizing if desired. Also included are blueprints for a “fancy” floor model you can build using a “recycled” lumberyard cast-iron bandsaw frame.

Plans include the specifications and profiles for constructing a Basic Upper Die and 3-piece lower die set (or you can purchase these directly from our company).

These plans also include drawings for a simple upper clamp for holding the air motors, and a lower die post assembly for the truly budget conscious who want to make these parts themselves. However, please note that these parts are welded and do not offer the same refined operation as the machined assemblies we sell. If you prefer to purchase pre-built parts please see our Quick-Lock Motor Mount (SMS-0272-T) and our Straight-Post Lower Assembly (SMS-0271) below. Both of these items are superior to the DYI fabbed parts, however you won’t get to make the parts yourself.

We now offer two 'Build-Your-Own’ Kits to make building your own machine even easier than building from our plans! Our "Frame Kit” comes with all the pre-cut parts you need to fab your own frame. And our “ Parts Kit” includes all the upper and lower assembly components at a discounted price. See items SMS-1000-BYO and SMS-1000-FK below for details.

Note: You will need to purchase at least one air motor and one Complete Air System to operate a “Build-Your-Own” machine built from plans.


TM Air Power Hammer Plans

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SMS-0123 $50.00



Complete Air System

For those who wish to replace an older Air System on their machine, or who are building their own hammer from our plans. Kit includes: 

  • Air Hoses (length depends upon your Machine model. Please note model when ordering).
  • Filter-Regulator-Lubricator with mounting bracket
  • High-Flow Foot Switch w/high-flow fittings
  • Small starter bottle of Air Tool Oil

Model 1000/2000

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SMS-0273-T $395.

Model 3000

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SMS-0273-C $425.


Filter-Regulator-Lubricator

If you do not have a Filter-Regulator-Lubricator unit (FRL) on your machine we highly recommend adding one. It is a vital necessity to keep your air motors well-oiled, and the FRL eliminates the need for you to have to oil your motors by hand after each hour of use. With the FRL, just add oil to one of the polycarbonate bowls and you will be able to run your motors for 1-2 months before refilling. The FRL also filters out compressor scale – that hard rust scale that ruins air motors of all types. The regulator for the FRL is placed at the front center of the frame where it is easy to access and adjust. The FRL is a convenient time-saving assembly that will help protect and extend the life of your air motors. Please note your Air Power Hammer model number when ordering.


Filter-Regulator-Lubricator for Tube Frame: 1000 & 2000 series

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SMS-0232-T $185.

Filter-Regulator-Lubricator for C-Frame: 3000 & 4000 series

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SMS-0232-C $195.


High-Flow Fittings Kit w/ Heavy-Duty Footswitch

If you are building your own hammer or if you purchased one of our hammers prior to 2014, you may be interested upgrading your air system with our new High-Flow Kit. Kit includes a heavy-duty foot switch with high-flow fittings which will give you 25% more horsepower from our motors than our original foot pedal and fittings. Please note: The High-Flow Kit can only be used in conjunction with our newer non-slip motors. If you purchased air motors prior to 2012, you will have to have them modified for use with this kit. Please see Air Motor Repairs, Tune-Ups, And Upgrades for additional information.

High-Flow Kit

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SMS-0150 $185.


Straight-Post Lower Assembly

10.5″ Straight-Post Lower Assembly holds your lower dies solidly while hammering. Fully precision-machined (not welded), with hardened die receiver. (Note: This lower assembly only fits our 1000 model frame design)

Straight-Post Lower Assembly

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SMS-0271 $325.00



Quick-Lock Motor Mount

Our Quick-Lock Motor Mount is precision machined and engineered to hold our air motors tightly in place. Needs no welding and includes everything shown in the picture.

Quick-Lock Motor Mount

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SMS-0272-T $250.00


“Build-Your-Own” Air Power Hammer Kits


“Build-Your-Own” Parts Kit

If you would like to build your own Model 1000 Air Power Hammer, but do not wish to have to source or fab the parts yourself, this handy kit will save you both time and money. You save $100. with the kit over buying the parts individually. Included are:

  • 1 Set of Air Hammer Blueprints (SMS-0123)
  • 1 Machined Quick-Lock Motor Mount (SMS-0272-T)
  • 1 Machined Lower Straight-Post Assembly (SMS-0271)
  • 1 Complete Air System w/ FRL (SMS-0273-FRL-T)

Build-Your-Own Parts Kit (Model 1000)

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SMS-1000-BYO $895.



“Build-Your-Own” Frame Kit

We provide pre-cut frame parts for our 1000 model.  You do all the assembly, welding, and frame painting or powder-coating. Great for those on a very tight budget or who wish to build their own frame.

Build-Your-Own Frame Kit (Model 1000)

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SMS-1000-FK $495.