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A firm solid base to set the bolt on, is the key. Not how big a hammer you got! ;)

We have a special steel fixture we use, along with a 1/8" punch and a 4 oz ball peen. That's right, 4 ounce.


Most folks try to drill a hole in a 2X4 and lay bolt across it, but wood absorbs too much of the blow and doesn't move the pin. One trick I've heard is balancing bolt on a socket, on concrete floor.
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