USE/CARE Of HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
Hammers and Mallets
a. Purpose. Hammers and mallets (figure 1 below and figure 2 on page
14) are used to drive nails, spikes, drift pins, bolts, and wedges. They
are also used to strike chisels and punches, and to shape metals. Sledge
hammers are used to drive spikes and large nails, to break rock and
concrete, and to drift heavy timbers.
TYPES OF HAMMERS.
b. Types of Hammers.
(1) Carpenter's Hammers.
A carpenter's hammer is a steelheaded,
wood-handled, nail-driving tool.
There are two types of carpenter's
hammers. Both types have claws at the back of the hammer head for pulling
The difference between them lies mainly in their faces. One type
has a flat face (figure 1, view B). The other type has a rounded