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A Guide to Hammers

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Commonsense Hints For Hammering

Commonsense Hints For Hammering

Hammering is practically instinctive. Nonetheless, observing a few rules will make it safer and easier.

  • Always wear eye protection. Any number of things can start flying around when you're wielding a hammer, many of them sharp. And most of them will fly right toward your eyes.
  • Strike only on the face or peen of the hammer. Never hit with the side of one.
  • For greatest power, grip the handle near the end, placing your thumb along the top of the handle. Take a long swing, using your arm, not just your wrist.
  • For more control on delicate jobs, choke up toward the hammerhead, and take a shorter swing. Here you can swing from your wrist.
  • Don't use a hammer with a damaged handle, loose head, or chipped face. Beware of old hammers, too. Some may have cast-iron heads, which can shatter. Virtually all hammers manufactured today feature forged, heat-treated heads.


Comments (2)
rudolph.ken wrote:

Use an engineers hammer (ballpein) to strike anything harder than a wire nail. Carpentry hammers are harder and can shatter. I was in hospital one time with a diesel fitter who lost one eye knocking in his sons tricycle cotter pin. Please be careful.

2/2/2013 03:37:38 PM Report Abuse
stephenrreisi wrote:

You forgot to add the photos of the hammers in these three pages.

1/31/2013 10:48:57 AM Report Abuse

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