This is a discussion on Hammers within the DIY anti misandry forums, part of the Off Topic Stuff category; Folks, Anyone can hold a hammer and think they can use it properly. There are different hammers for different jobs. ...
- 11th-December-2010 #1
Anyone can hold a hammer and think they can use it properly.
There are different hammers for different jobs.
One thing I have seen in my time, is apprentices that use a hammer that is FAR too large for what they are doing.
If you need to drive 3 or 4" nails, get the heaviest hammer you can get and test it out on driving nails through a bit of 4" square timber.
On larger nails, you need a 20 ounce head on your hammer, with 2" nails you can get away with a 16 ounce head.
With finishing brads and smaller nails, you should be using a smaller hammer.
Hammers have a handle on them for a reason, they are supposed to be held near the end of the handle, not up near the head, handles give you more leverage and more force, but this has to be a controlled force.
If you find you are bending nails all the time, the face of your hammer is too smooth, rough it up on either a bit of coarse abrasive paper or give it a rub on some concrete, backwards and forwards, then from side to side.
This will help the head of the hammer "bite" into the head of the nail as it is driven.
Having said that, using a hammer is all technique rather than brute force, the only results that can come from that are hammer marks all over the place and split timber.
Not a good look at all.
I'll add more to this, I just wanted to get it started as a discussion topic.
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- 11th-December-2010 #2
a handy tip when using small nails, such as panel pins or 1” to 1 ˝” ovals to fix beading or any small trim is to snip the point of the nail with a pair of pliers, the blunt pin/nail punches through the grain rather than pushing it apart and causing the piece to split.Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
- 11th-December-2010 #3
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- 11th-December-2010 #4
Re: HammersThose who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
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- 12th-December-2010 #6
For very small items a Technician is trained and skilled at using a srewdriver to hit them with.
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- 27th-January-2011 #7
- 27th-January-2011 #8
It's actually far more effective to use a hammerfor instead of a hammer.
- 27th-January-2011 #9
I still say that a hammerfor is the best tool for the job.
I'll never build anything...
I'm a system admin.
- 27th-January-2011 #11
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- 27th-January-2011 #13
And there's me thinking this was a misdirected thread about West Ham football team.
I was all ready with my football cliches and stuff.
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- 27th-January-2011 #14
Re: HammersGod kept His word and sent His Prophet in this day.
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- 28th-January-2011 #15