2009/02/12

How to Choose a Hammer?

Hammer is usually used in our daily life. But few people really know the hammers. Hammers are used for the striking force in order to break or to deform an object and are also a simple tool designed to manually drive nails, brads, and other fasteners into softer materials, such as wood or drywall.

How to choose a proper hammer?

The types of hammer include the claw hammer, power hammer, sledge hammer as well as the bell pein, cross pein pin hammer and much more. Most construction and household hammers are claw hammers with heads weighing 7, 10, 13, 16, or 20 ounces. From above, you could choose one that fits well.

How to Safely Use a Hammer?

To safely use a claw hammer, select the weight appropriate to the fastener to be struck. A 7-, 10-, or 13-ounce hammer is adequate for tacks, brads, and small finish nails; 16- and 20-ounce hammers are used for framing and roofing with 8-d (eight penny) nails or larger. Firmly grasp the lower half of the handle, slowly swing the head face, and touch the fastener head squarely to determine trajectory. Make sure your hand will not be struck by the hammer head or handle. Then swing the hammer with more force to drive the head into the wood. Continue striking the fastener head squarely to drive it into the material.

After you reading this, I think you will know about hammers well. If this could help you choosing your right hammers, I will feel so glad.

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