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  1. #1
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    I need something that will work for using Cain hammer pins on commercial job sites. I have tried stainless steel and flat plate metal but it is not hard enough. I worked for a guy years ago that had a train track rail upside down built into his insulation table but I am looking for something that would work to make the whole tabletop useable. Have you got any ideas?

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    Check with a steel company for a piece of high carbon steel plate. Maybe you can find a scrap saw from a sawmill. Chunk that to the size you need. I've never cared for hammer pins. A used pinspotter can be had fairly cheap.
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    yea you could get a plate and have it heat treated....around here, the railroad is forever tearing the tracks out of the busiest intersections, maybee you could get a piece from thier road crews or a scrap yard...recycling yard ...if you have one of them around

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    Originally posted by tinman
    Check with a steel company for a piece of high carbon steel plate. Maybe you can find a scrap saw from a sawmill. Chunk that to the size you need. I've never cared for hammer pins. A used pinspotter can be had fairly cheap.
    I'll second that. I got a Durodyne pinspotter in near new shape, with about 25 lbs of pins and plates for 50 bucks. Guy didn't know what it was.

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    Dave, I bought a lockformer for $250 about 10 years ago and still using it today. The guy had bought it with a bunch of other stuff and had no idea what it was. My dad was with me and got him to take $250 for it, he was asking $350 and I would have paid it.

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