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Forum topic by secharles posted 07-08-2020 11:11 AM 284 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-08-2020 11:11 AM

i need a dedicated chisel hammer.

anyone know the name of this one (around 15:00 min)?


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#1 posted 07-08-2020 11:18 AM

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#2 posted 07-08-2020 01:03 PM

that is a standard “Dead Blow” hammer.
it has replaceable faces in a variety of surfaces such as soft rubber
to hard nylon to even brass.
Harbor Freight carries the hammer itself – not sure about the replacement faces
this is mine from HF. (black is soft rubber – yellow is hard phenolic plastic).

when you find some bolts the same thread size, you can make your own
faces with any material you choose. (Lignum Vitae comes to mind).

the “good ones” that professionals use can go well over $100.00.
(if you have a lathe, you can make your own. fill the head body with lead shot or molten lead.
and use any face you want that matches the projects you are working on).
it ain’t rocket science.


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#3 posted 07-08-2020 01:09 PM

Not sure what brand that one is, but after seeing the Thorex 712 being recommended by Paul Sellers and Richard Maguire I decided to pick one up and I can see why its both pf their go to mallet:

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#4 posted 07-08-2020 02:15 PM

The soft/hard face hammers are a good choice for a chisel hammer. I tried several types of metal head and wooden mallets but with my tinnitus I had to go with the soft/hard face to get away from the sharp noise other hammers can make. With tinnitus, the sharp noises increase the ringing.
I found this old Ace Hardware mallet at the local Restore, bought some replacement heads for it and now it is one of my most used tools in the shop.

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