Hammer

A tool for striking or pounding.

A hand tool with a metal head and a handle. It is used to force one item against or through another.

Air hammer

A hammer that is powered by compressed air.

Ball pien hammer (ball peen hammer)

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A hammer with two ends on the head, one that is round and the other flat. They are best used for hammering and shaping metal. Originally used to mushroom rivet heads.

Blacksmith hammer

A special hammer for hitting and shaping heated iron.

Body hammer

A hammer with a large flat pounding surface for removing dents.

Bossing mallet

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A hammer with a pear-shaped wooden head used for shaping and stretching metal over a sandbag or wooden block.

Brass hammer

A hammer with a brass head. The brass head is softer than steel and so it is used for hitting a steel object without damaging that object.

Brass hammer

A hammer with a brass head which is used to pound steel pins etc. into place without damaging them.

Bricklayer hammer

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A special hammer for chipping cement blocks and bricks.

Bumping hammer

An hammer used with a dolly for restoring a panel's shape.

Chipping hammer

A hammer used to remove the slag from weld seams.

Claw hammer

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A hammer with a forked end on the head which is used for removing nails.

Club hammer or Lump Hammer

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A hammer with a short handle but a large, heavy head. It is used to hit the back end of a chisel or drift.

Copper-faced hammer

A hammer with a round head made of copper or brass. It is used to hit objects without damaging them where hitting them with a steel hammer might.

Finish hammer

A pounding device used for detail work in shaping a panel after it has been brought approximately into the right shape.

Nail hammer

A hammer designed to hit the head of nails and usually has a claw device which allows for the removal of nails.

Nylon hammer

A soft face hammer with a nylon face.

Panel hammer

A special hammer for metalworking that has two different fly-shaped heads for different purposes, e.g., cross-pein and shrinking hammer.

Pein hammer (peen hammer)

A body hammer with a pein of triangular section with a fairly sharply shaped end.

Pick and finishing hammer

A widely used type of body hammer with a pointed end on one side and a shallow domed end for finishing on the other side

Pick hammer

A hammer with a round head for conventional planishing and a small pick-shaped head for working away in sharp or tight corners.

Planishing hammer

A panel beater's hammer

Ripping hammer

A hammer which looks like a claw hammer, but the claw is straight.

Riveting hammer

A hammer with a special head for securing rivets.

Rotary hammer

A power hammer.

Rubber mallet

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A hammer with a rubber head.

Shingler's hammer

A hammer with a blunt side on one end of the head and an axe-like blade on the other side of the head.

Shrinking hammer

A special hammer with faces shaped to allow for correction of locally stretched sheet metal. When shrinking metal, the panel is beaten into the recesses of the grid, which help stretching.

Sledge hammer

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A large, heavy hammer usually with a long handle. The head is double sided so that either end can be used to strike an object.

Slide hammer

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A tool with a long round shaft on which a hammer weight slides; the force produced by quickly moving the weight towards the end of the shaft is used for loosening or pulling off tight parts; often used in combination with pullers. Also see panel puller.

Soft face hammer

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A hammer with a head that is made of a material which will not damage the object being hit. It usually has replaceable screw-on faces made of plastic, nylon, or rubber.

Tack hammer

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A special hammer with a magnetic head for inserting small nails or tacks.

Tile setter hammer

A hammer used to secure tiles.

Tinner's hammer

A hammer used to shape tin plates.

Wooden mallet

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A hammer with a wooden head.

See also: Blacksmithing, Brick Bolster, Cold Chisel, Hatchet, Punch.

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