| BALL PEEN HAMMER.— The ball peenhammer is sometimes referred to as a machinist’shammer. It is a hard-faced hammer made of forgedtool steel. See figure 13-1.|
Figure 13-1 .—Hammers.
The flat end of the head is called the face. Thisend is used for most hammering jobs. The domed endof the hammer is called the peen. The peen end issmaller in diameter than the face, and is useful forstriking in areas that are too small for the face to enter.Ball peen hammers are made in different weights,usually 4, 6, 8, and 12 ounces and 1, 1 1/2, and2 pounds. For most work, a 1 1/2-pound and a12-ounce hammer will suffice.
MALLETS.— A mallet is a soft-faced hammer.Mallets are constructed with heads made of brass,lead, tightly rolled strips of rawhide, plastic, or plasticwith a lead core for added weight.
A plastic mallet, similar to the one shown infigure 13-1, is the type normally found in the AM’stoolbox. The weight of the plastic head may rangefrom a few ounces to a few pounds; however, the sizeof the plastic mallet is measured across the diameterof the face. The plastic mallet may be used forstraightening thin sheet ducting or for installingclamps.
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