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The Most Commonly Used Hand Tool

08th. September, 2020

The Most Commonly Used Hand ToolIt is most commonly used to knock nails, correct or break objects. Hammers come in various forms, the common form is a handle and top. The top side is flat for striking, and the other side is the hammerhead. The shape of the hammerhead can be like a horn or a wedge, and its function is to pull out nails. There is also around head-shaped hammerhead.

Claw Hammer production process

There are generally four types of hammer handles wooden handle, fiber handle, steel pipe handle, and conjoined handle. The weight of the hammer, such as pounds, ounces, kilograms, grams, etc., is the weight of the head without a handle.

A hammer is a commonly used blunt tool in the construction industry. It can be used for construction, shaping, destruction, and disassembly. Choosing the wrong hammer may make things different.

Although their appearance and working principles are the same, it is important to use them differently. The choice of weight, shape, and material of the hammerhead depends on what you want to hit with it. The narrow head hammer can concentrate the force in a small area, the long handle can cause stronger impact, the short handle better controls, the wooden handle can absorb shock, the steel handle is durable but easy to pain, made of fiberglass and other compatible materials Durable and comfortable, but the price is higher.

Please remember to use a hammer that you can control, aim at the place you want to hit instead of the hammer, and try to use the weight of the hammer to hit. If you can’t hit the same place twice, it means you can’t control the hammer. Not only will you not be able to use it to achieve your goal, you may also cause damage or even hit your own bones. Change to a lighter hammer or hold the hammer closer for better control.

Here are some common hammer types and guidelines

Claw Hammer

Claw Hammer

Claw Hammer

The claw hammer is the most common hammer with multiple functions. The main function is to pull nails and minor damage. The narrow and flat side of the hammerhead concentrates all the power in a small area, which is most suitable for nailing. On the other side is a separate claw, which looks like a claw, hence the name Claw Hammer. There are generally two shapes of claws, one is hook-shaped, which is suitable for pulling nails, and the other is more straight-saw-shaped, which can pry (or saw) the board. A standard claw hammer weighs approximately 227-454 grams. Goldfish hammers are mostly used in construction. The weight of the hammerhead is 567-907 grams, and the handle is long to produce greater destructive power. The hammerhead is saw-shaped. The heavier hammerhead and long handle give it more power, and it will be easier to destroy you if you accidentally hit it. Wielding a goldfish hammer when you are tired may be dangerous to everyone around you. It is best to choose the heaviest one that you can easily control.

Cheap claw hammer with a wooden handle, it is more comfortable to use but the most prone to damage (it is also very convenient to change). If you want to ensure comfort and durability, use glass fiber or suitable materials. If you only consider durability, choose steel That's good. Goldfish hammers are usually made of steel from the hammerhead to the upper part of the handle.

Advantages: a good universal hammer, can meet most hammering needs, can both nail things up and take apart. There are many different types, it is easy to choose the weight and size that suits you.

Disadvantages: Novices can easily damage the material (or your fingers) when holding a random hammer.

Uses: nailing nails, pulling nails, simple removal

Ball hammer

A ball-head hammer is also called a milk hammer. The difference from a claw hammer is that on the other side of the flat surface of the hammer head is a ball, the weight, and size of which are similar to those of a claw hammer. But because they are often used to shape metals, the material of the hammerhead is steel that is harder than the claw hammer. The round head has better ductility when shaping metal than the pointed head because the pointed head is easy to crease or tear the metal.

The other end of the round-head hammer has a cross, straight and point-like shape to facilitate metal processing (the straight hammerhead is parallel to the handle).

Advantages: The round head end can make the steel shape smooth, and the small head can concentrate the force in a small area.

Disadvantages: Not as versatile as a claw hammer, rarely used except for forging metal.

Uses: steel plate forming, lace hammering, polishing rivets, the iron chisel with amazing strength

Sledge hammer

Sledge Hammer has two types of a long handle and short handle. It can be used for large-scale hammering. The hammerhead usually weighs 3.2-9.1 kg. The handle is very long and it is convenient to hold the hammer with two hands. Because the sledgehammer is too heavy, it is important to carefully choose the size and weight you can control. (Although I can't deny it, it feels good to have a 9.1kg sledgehammer)

The sledgehammer is very convenient for smashing things, and it is difficult not to cause damage wherever the big hammerhead hits.

Advantages: a veritable sledgehammer

Disadvantages: difficult to control, easy to smash things you don't want to smash

Purpose: Destroy stone buildings, lime, and drywall. Driving stakes, benchmarks, and railroad spikes.

Engineering hammer/stoning hammer

This hammer has many names, but all can be attributed to a one-handed sledgehammer. They have a large, flat hammerhead, weighing 0.5-3.6 kg. The handle is short and can be used with one hand.

Blacksmith's hammers are essentially the same as them, except that the hammer's head has an extra cross face to shape the metal.

Advantages: Better grasp than a sledgehammer, the short handle can be used in a closed space or give you a hand to stabilize the material.

Disadvantages: not a small hammer, it is not easy to locate accurately, and it has less force than a sledgehammer

Purpose: You can choose it when you want to smash something that is difficult to smash and want to use a tool that is better than a sledgehammer. It can be used for demolition, metal shaping, piling, marking rod, or wedge.

Rubber hammer/mallet

Rubber hammers and wooden mallets are fundamentally different from other hammers. They are not as hard as possible. The hammerhead is soft to minimize damage to the hit. Their hammerheads are wider so that they can spread the force over a wider area, and the material used is softer than steel. When choosing a mallet, choose a material that is softer than the material you want to hammer. Rubber mallets are the most common, but copper, plastic, hides, and wood are also quite popular.

Because the hammerhead is soft, it will wear out. Some of the hammerheads are detachable for easy replacement and maintenance, allowing you to quickly switch when hitting harder or softer materials. Hammering flexible materials or using rubber hammers will rebound. The rebound makes them less controllable. In order to solve this problem, some soft hammers will fill the hammerhead with lead or steel particles to reduce rebound.

Advantages: It can smash things without causing damage, and can replace the hammerhead to support the use of objects of different materials.

Disadvantages: Useless for nails, not as heavy as other hammers, and wear quickly.

Purpose: To fix all parts of the object together, as a wood chisel, to shape a metal plate, which can be used for soft metal, pegboard nails and stones, and flattening when attaching floor tiles.