USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
g. Restoring Worn Faces.
Incorrect or abusive use of hammers and
mallets frequently results in uneven face wear.
Faces also wear after
considerable use and must be restored as described below.
(1) Determine if the face should be flat or rounded by examining the
unworn portion of the face, or by comparison with an unworn tool of the same
(2) Grind the face to the proper shape.
Dip the head in water often
to prevent loss of temper through overheating.
(3) When restoring mallets or double-faced hammers or sledges, remove
the same amount of material from both sides to preserve the balance.