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#1 posted 07-22-2018 09:25 PM

I can pound a common nail using a claw hammer with a 1” face so hitting a chisel with a round mallet is child s play. :) I have all sorts of mallets and hammers, dead blow, round face, square face, carving, wood, plastic, metal, the one I use most is whatever is closest at hand. The one I like the most is a Nupla dead blow with rubber face.

- Woodknack

It’s wierd, I can hit a tiny nails head with great accuracy, but a big old honkin chisels behind, I’m paying more attention to where the business end is headed, and often not as much on the smacking as I should. at least that’s my answer, and I’m sticking to it. The nails you know where you want them the second you place them, no need to keep looking there.

Is Nulpa a name brand, or a type? Never heard it. For years it was Sears, now it’s HF for dead blows. I consider them more, loving convincers, than a true whammer. Since I don’t do any woodwork for pay anymore I don’t do near as many DTs as I once did. Hardly need a deadblow anymore.

“the one I use most is whatever is closest at hand.” Mostly I type my hammers for the type of work, so if I need something to tap chisels, I’ll go get it. Nails. pretty much the same. Hate to think of myself as a purist. :-0

Probably more in what I got watching Dad, and my Uncle.

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