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Hammer is a tool intended to deliver an impact to an object. The most common uses are for driving nails, fitting parts, forging metal and flouting up objects.

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Hammer is a tool intended to deliver an impact to an object. The most common uses are for driving nails, fitting parts, forging metal and flouting up objects.

  • Hammersare often intended for a specific purpose, and vary widely in their shape and structure.
  • The usual features are a handle and a head, with most of the weight in the head.
  • The basic design is hand-operated, but there are also many instinctively operated models for heavier uses, such as steam hammers.

The hammer may be the oldest tool for which definite evidence exists.

  • The hammer is a basic tool of many professions. By analogy, the name hammer has also been used for devices e.g. in the caplock mechanism of firearms.


1.Claw Hammer:

  • The most popular hammer for common work, available with a wooden, glass-fibre or steel handle; with or without rubber grip.

The most popular weights are 455-680g (16 to 24oz). The claw is generally curved, and slot in a 'V' cut-out to draw nails from timber.

  • The claw can be used to lever up floorboards or where other places where a lever is required; care must be taken as the force applied can easily weaken the joint between the handle and the head.

2.Ball Pein:

  • Normally used by engineer's, the pein in this case, is rounded and is frequently used for shaping metal and closing rivets.
  • Ball pein hammers are available from 55 - 1100 (4 oz up to 2 lb.), 110 - 165g (8oz 12oz) are the most suitable for general use. Handles are usually wood, generally Ash or Hickory.

3.Club Hammer:

  • Sometimes called a Lump Hammer- it has a double faced head, and is valuable for light demolition work, driving steel chisels and stonework nails.
  • As debris is likely to fly, the wearing of safety glasses and working gloves is recommended.
  • Weight 1135g (2 1/2 lb) being best suitable to domestic work.
  • Handles are normally wood, usually Hickory, or synthetic resin.

4.Special Hammers:

  • These include a Brick Hammer for striking a bolster or splitting bricks; Woodcarving Mallet, with rounded body; Veneer Hammer, for pressing and tapping veneers into place; Upholsterer's hammer for driving tacks and nails in partial spaces, and Sprig Hammer, used by picture frame makers.

5.Power Hammers:

  • More often referred to as 'powered nailers', these take the hard work out of fitting nails, staples etc.
  • They are ideal where a large number of nails need to be fitted, such as fixing ground. They variety from light duty to heavy duty nailers, used to fix floorboards and garden decking etc.
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