Woodpecker - Page 2 - Masonry Picture Post - Contractor Talk

Woodpecker

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-10-2015, 07:37 PM   #21
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


Here's a better video of the unit. I hang it just like they show here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkBN9xasj-U
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 06-10-2015, 07:38 PM   #22
Pro
 
dom-mas's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 8,133
Rewards Points: 626

Re: Woodpecker


Quote:
Originally Posted by CJKarl View Post
The little black box on top of the motor is the electrical connection and on/off switch. The shaft turns and then somehow mechanically changed to an up and down motion. Maybe there's just a lobe or cam at the end of the shaft. Haven't investigated it that much yet.
I'm talking about the actual motor. It;s just a regular electric motor? electropercussive sounds like it requires some fancy engineering. Easy enough to turn rotational movement into back and forth (can't think of the proper mechanical term) movement...I was thinking that it must be something special

The shaft looks more than just a little flexible. For it to compare to an air hammer the shaft would need to be as flexible as an airhose, looks like it comes close
__________________
New & restoration masonry construction
www.dominionmasonry.ca
dom-mas is offline  
Old 06-10-2015, 07:40 PM   #23
Pro
 
dom-mas's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 8,133
Rewards Points: 626

Re: Woodpecker


Ok, neat. Not much different than an air tool though. How do you turn it up or down?
__________________
New & restoration masonry construction
www.dominionmasonry.ca
dom-mas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-10-2015, 08:03 PM   #24
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


Just push harder for more impact. That's whats so nice. I can just shave 1 grain out or bust out a 1/2" piece.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
Old 06-10-2015, 08:05 PM   #25
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


Did you check out that mini-crane in the background? We're so far behind with that stuff.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
Old 06-10-2015, 08:16 PM   #26
Pro
 
dom-mas's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 8,133
Rewards Points: 626

Re: Woodpecker


Quote:
Originally Posted by CJKarl View Post
Just push harder for more impact. That's whats so nice. I can just shave 1 grain out or bust out a 1/2" piece.
hmm, that would take some getting used to but might be nice.
__________________
New & restoration masonry construction
www.dominionmasonry.ca
dom-mas is offline  
Old 06-10-2015, 08:21 PM   #27
Pro
 
dom-mas's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 8,133
Rewards Points: 626

Re: Woodpecker


Quote:
Originally Posted by CJKarl View Post
Did you check out that mini-crane in the background? We're so far behind with that stuff.
Just out of the corner of my eye. Looks neat. That outfit obviously has some money...everything is new
__________________
New & restoration masonry construction
www.dominionmasonry.ca
dom-mas is offline  
Old 06-10-2015, 08:58 PM   #28
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


Also going to try this crazyazz looking punch from Gibson. See how it holds up to our local schist.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CJKarl For This Useful Post:
stonecutter (06-13-2015)
Old 06-10-2015, 08:59 PM   #29
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


Quote:
Originally Posted by dom-mas View Post
hmm, that would take some getting used to but might be nice.
Within 5 seconds I loved it.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CJKarl For This Useful Post:
dom-mas (06-10-2015), fjn (06-13-2015)
Old 06-11-2015, 04:15 AM   #30
Stonemason
 
bytor's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 639
Rewards Points: 616

Re: Woodpecker


Karl,
I'm interested to know how this works for removing the lumps and bumps on the tight fitting 'dry-stacked' ashlar that you and I seem to get involved in so regularly.
Also, if I may ask... Roughly how much of an investment?
bytor is offline  
Old 06-11-2015, 09:10 AM   #31
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


The unit, step up transformer, 3 carbide chisels and that big carbide punch was around $1500 to my door.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CJKarl For This Useful Post:
bytor (06-12-2015)
Old 06-13-2015, 03:13 PM   #32
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


So I really put it to work today. It's definitely geared to deatails and not bull work. I was roughing in a sculpture project today and really working it started to get hot.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
Old 06-13-2015, 03:32 PM   #33
Pro
 
dom-mas's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 8,133
Rewards Points: 626

Re: Woodpecker


good to know, thanks
__________________
New & restoration masonry construction
www.dominionmasonry.ca
dom-mas is offline  
Old 06-13-2015, 06:05 PM   #34
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


The motor stayed cool to the touch, but the hammer unit was getting pretty warm . I didn't want to push too hard and let it cool down for 10 minutes or so and used a hammer and chisel, the old fashioned way.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
Old 06-13-2015, 07:15 PM   #35
Pro
 
fjn's Avatar
 
Trade: mason
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,018
Rewards Points: 10,674

Re: Woodpecker


Quote:
Originally Posted by CJKarl View Post
The unit, step up transformer, 3 carbide chisels and that big carbide punch was around $1500 to my door.



Shooting from the hip,I guessed it would have been considerably more than that.

I think you did a stroke of business.
fjn is online now  
Old 06-13-2015, 08:22 PM   #36
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


Maybe I should become the sole North American distributor.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
Old 06-13-2015, 09:13 PM   #37
Pro
 
fjn's Avatar
 
Trade: mason
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,018
Rewards Points: 10,674

Re: Woodpecker


Quote:
Originally Posted by CJKarl View Post
Maybe I should become the sole North American distributor.



There you go,you can make money for handling paper !


They may direct ship and you will not even have to change shipping labels.
fjn is online now  
Old 06-14-2015, 04:46 AM   #38
Pro
 
CJKarl's Avatar
 
Trade: Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ivoryton CT
Posts: 4,289
Rewards Points: 3,926

Re: Woodpecker


Paper.......lighter than stone. What a concept.
__________________
There's Always A Market For Quality
http://www.kaufmannmasonry.com/
CJKarl is offline  
Old 06-17-2015, 11:12 AM   #39
Pro
 
fjn's Avatar
 
Trade: mason
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5,018
Rewards Points: 10,674

Re: Woodpecker


Quote:
Originally Posted by CJKarl View Post
Paper.......lighter than stone. What a concept.




Yeah,you know from your grammar school days,rocks,paper,scissors.

Advertisement

fjn is online now  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
repairing woodpecker damage dale rex Carpentry 29 07-27-2014 08:44 PM
woodpecker? superseal Windows, Siding and Doors 10 03-07-2011 06:54 PM
Woodpecker router lift and top ApgarNJ Tools & Equipment 3 07-13-2010 08:14 PM
woodpecker probem--Vinyl siding davinci Windows, Siding and Doors 12 10-20-2009 07:00 PM
Ahh nothing like a woodpecker on the gutter Kristina Off Topic (Non Trade) 18 04-23-2006 11:28 AM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?