7 Hammer Types
There are many types of hammers out there and each has it's own specific use. It is essentially to understand what each different type of hammer is designed to be use for, in order to prevent injuries. The shape and size of the hammer head along with it's weight determines what the hammer was design to be used for. Hammers also come with handles made with either wood, steel or fiberglass. Ensure that you buy the hammer with the handle the feels the most comfortable to you. Below we describe 7 different types of hammers and what they where designed to be used for
Nail hammer are designed in the form of either a curved claw or a straight claw. The size and wieght of the hammer head helps determine it's function. The lighter head 16oz and 20oz hammers are for general usage and the heavier 22oz and 28oz hammers are with the longer handles are generally used for framing work.
Ball Peen hammers come in various head weights that's based on the function it was designed to perform. One end of the hammer head is flat the other end is rounded, and they are generally used for striking chisels and riveting purposes, and to straighten or shape metals.
Sledge Hammer are heavy duty hammers whose head weight between 2.2lb to 20lb. The head can be mounded on either a long or short handle. This hammer's general function includes uses for breaking concrete, stones, drywall etc..
Setting Hammers have a square head on one end and straight sides that form a sharp corner on the other end. Their general usage includes striking chisels and punches and shaping sheet metals.
Brick Hammer's functions include chipping or cutting brick and concrete blocks. Like the setting hammer, It's head is square in one end and chisel-shaped on the other end.
Tack Hammers are use for upholstery or leather work for hammering tack nails and brads. One end of the hammer head is is usually magnetized to assist in nailing tacks.eithr
Soft-Faced Hammer or Mallets
A Mallet is at times reffered to as a soft-faced hammer and it's head is made of either rubber or wood and some times with rawhide. Mallets are popular for woodworking or any other purposes that a steel hammer would ruin the quality of the object. They are not to be used for driving nails