Featured Tool Oct. 15: 8″ Brass Flat & Ballpein Hammer

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for October 15, 2012

This week’s tool: 8" Deluxe Brass Flat and Ballpein Hammer, #HAM-130.00

Video by Kate, JewelryTools.com

This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the 8" Deluxe Brass Flat and Ballpein Hammer HAM-130.00. Firmly fastened together, hammering is less work and more fun with this aluminum-handled brass hammer. Weighing 2 ounces, with hardly any weight in the handle, you’ll get great leverage and momentum for all types of jewelry-making.

You’re getting 2 hammers in 1 with this jeweler’s hammer: use the ball pein (rounded) side to give texture to wire or make rounded areas. Use the smooth flat end to flatten wire ends (perfect to make your own headpins). Also handy for leaving impressions, such as striking a metal surface with a stamp or a coin.


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    October 15, 2012 at 10:05 am

    The first hammer I put into my jewelry kit was actually a double-ended gunsmith’s hammer—3/8″ round nylon on one end and brass on the other. I used it, along with an old cutting board, to flatten and harden my pieces. I hadn’t thought of using it along with my stainless steel block for shaping wire. As both ends are flat it doesn’t have the texturing advantage of the hammer above but it was “free.”