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So now we know about the processes that go into making the hammer head, the hammer shaft materials and their benefits and the different ways that they can be joined together.

With that knowledge behind us we're now going to look at some different types of hammers, who might use them and what their characteristics are:


Types of Hammer

Engineers' hammer

Engineers' hammer

The engineers' hammer is used in the metal workshop as a general purpose hammer. Its broad flat face can be used to hit cold chisels (steel cutting chisels) or punches.

The ball pein (face) is most frequently used to form the head of a rivet into a dome after it has been spread using the flat face.

C.K engineers' hammers are available in ½lb, 1lb, 1½, 2lb weights. By the nature of the heavy work done with them, the heavier versions are the most popular.

C.K engineers' hammers feature high quality genuine hickory handles.

Joiners' (Warrington) hammer

This hammer features a tapered 'cross pein' which can be used to start nails held between the fingers.

Joiner's hammer

Pin (telephone) hammer

The pin hammer looks identical to a joiners' hammer but weighs only 4oz and is used for very light industrial jobs.

Pin hammer

It is also known as a telephone hammer - a reference to it being used to knock in telephone cable clips.

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