23 unusual hammers: how much do you know?

Carpentry hammer with a curved nail puller; 0.36 kg / 28 cm. The most common of the hammers when working on wood. Equipped with a round striker for hammering nails and a nail puller to extract them

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Straightening hammer; 0.36 kg / 30 cm. A set of such hammers together with special curved anvils is indispensable for straightening car body panels.

Assembly hammer; 1.1 kg / 38 cm. A heavy tool for mounting and dismounting various structures when working with poles of communication lines and power lines.

Hammer for coinage; 0.2 kg / 27 cm. Jewelry tool for processing delicate metal products and jewelry.

Titanium frame nail clipper; 0.9 kg / 42 cm. Titanium hammer with direct nail puller. The long handle provides an increased lever when working with wooden structures.

Steel frame nail gun; 1 kg / 40 cm. All-steel hammer for working with building wooden structures (frame houses, where the name comes from).

Welder's hammer; 0.45 kg / 30 cm. Hammer for beating off slag and metal spatter during welding. With a sharp sting, remove the slag at the root of the seam. The handle softens recoil and dissipates heat.

Engineering hammer; 1 kg / 34 cm. Hammer with a round striker for delicate work, when operating in tight spaces and for forming rivet heads.

However, the principle remains the same: the head of a special shape (for each job has its own) of hardened steel is mounted on an ergonomic handle. Here are just a few types of these powerful (according to their capabilities) tools for a wide variety of jobs and professions.

Tin hammer; 0.8 kg / 32 cm. A hammer with a square striker and a sharp nose for fine work on metal - forming joints and processing the edges of the sheet.

Geological hammer; 0.9 kg / 32 cm. The striker helps break down geological samples. A thin nose allows you to crack stones using small cracks.

Electrician's hammer; 0.8 kg / 36 cm. A long handle and a thin striker allow hammering nails in tight spaces.

Drywall Hammer; 0.4 kg / 20 cm. The striker helps to hammer in nails, and a small hatchet instead of a nail clipper allows you to trim drywall panels.

Toolmaker's hammer; 0.18 kg / 18 cm. The hammer with two strikers - flat and spherical - allows you to perform a wide range of work. In the middle is a magnifier.

Mallet; 0.45 kg / 29 cm. A soft polymer hammer is needed if the surface of the processed material is undesirable to scratch or damage.

Magnetic hammer; 0.18 kg / 25 cm. The bifurcated part is not a nail puller, but a magnetic nail holder, useful when working in hard-to-reach places.

Hollow hammer; 0.65 kg / 30 cm. Hammer, upon impact, as if “sticking” to the surface. Metal shot is poured into the hollow hammer, which reduces rebound during strong impacts.

Crutch hammer; 6 kg / 90 cm. A tool for railway workers to hammer crutches into wooden sleepers saturated with creosote.

Sledgehammer for stone; 4 kg / 80 cm. The large mass and pointed nose allow you to effectively break stones - in fact, this is an ax for a stone.

Blacksmith hammer; 5 kg / 90 cm. Tool for work in the forge. With the help of the hammer, they give the original shape to the hot workpiece after it is removed from the hearth.

Sledgehammer; 5.8 kg / 90 cm. A tool for mounting and dismantling large parts, driving into the ground pillars and stakes. Provides high impact energy.

Buchard (sleeve type-setting hammer); 1.5 kg / 40 cm. Hammer for applying texture to the surface of stone and concrete. It looks like a meat hammer, but much longer and heavier.

Carpenter's hatchet; 0.8 kg / 45 cm. A universal tool for a carpenter, suitable for cutting various wooden parts, and for hammering nails.

Little hammer; 1 kg / 30 cm. Hammer for work on bricks, stone, tiles. They break bricks and tiles into pieces of the desired shape, beat off defects in stone and masonry.

The article “Hit in full” was published in the magazine Popular Mechanics (No. 5, May 2015).


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