Hammers

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hands hammering car metal with auto body hammer
How to Properly Use Auto Body Hammers

They can help you smooth metal, but it takes some finesse.

hands using hammer to drive nail into board
How to Use a Hammer

Master the original DIY tool.

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Selecting the Right Hammer for the Job

Hammer Safety Tips: Do not strike a hardened steel surface, concrete or stone with a steel claw

Peen hammer
Cross Peen Hammer: 7 Blacksmithing Tips

Up your metalworking skills with a classic tool.

A man uses a drill.
7 Tips for Using a Hammer Drill to Drill through Concrete

A hammer drill is a type of rotary drilling tool.

Ball peen hammer
How to Use Ball Peen Hammers for Auto Body Work

This special tool may save you a trip to the body shop.

A rubber mallet.
How to Form Sheet Metal with a Rubber Mallet

Rubber mallets lend themselves to softer blows.

man using a jackhammer
4 Uses for a Pneumatic Hammer

A pneumatic hammer is a powerful tool.

Using a pry bar and hammer to remove sheetrock
Pry Bars, Nail Sets and Punches

There are myriad options, so match the tool to the job.

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A Primer on Hammers

You probably think there's not much to know about hammers. Sure they've evolved a bit since cavemen started

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Troubleshooting Common Hammer Drill Problems

When using a hammer drill to drill through hard brittle substances such as concrete or tile, there are

rubber mallet and level laying on paver stones
How to Make Your Own Rubber Mallet

Make your own functional mallet with basic household items.

Well used ball peen hammer and two nails.
Soft Faced vs Hard Faced Ball Peen Hammer

The names are similar but the performance varies.

broken concrete pieces with sledgehammer next to them
How to Properly Swing a Sledgehammer to Break up Concrete

It's actually straightforward once you get into a rhythm.

A man uses a pry bar.
Buying and Effectively Using Pry Bars

Pry bars are used for many home improvement projects.

A rawhide mallet on a white background.
5 Advantages of Using a Rawhide Mallet

This hammer has a wooden handle.

An array of hammers on a blue background.
What Is the Difference Between a Claw Hammer and a Rip Hammer?

Claw hammers and rip hammers can be found in a variety of sizes and materials.

ball peen hammer
5 Best Uses for a Ball Peen Hammer

Read this article for advice on using ball peen hammers.

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How to Use a Tack Hammer

Tack hammers, or upholstery hammers, are used by people who are in business of making seats and chairs

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7 Safety Precautions When Using a Sledgehammer

A sledgehammer is a heavier version of the common hammer. It is primarily used in heavy-duty construction

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5 Reasons Why a Nailgun is Better than a Framing Hammer

A framing hammer used to be the tool that every home builder kept at their side. In time, however, a

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Fiberglass vs Wooden Framing Hammer Handles

Choosing a framing hammer used to be easy until manufacturers started using fiberglass rather than the

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How to Properly Use a Cross Peen Hammer for Metalwork

A cross peen hammer is a hammer used by blacksmiths to complete metal work. The wedge-shaped end of the

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How to Break in a Baseball Bat Using a Rubber Mallet

A rubber mallet can be used for a variety of different jobs. Breaking in a baseball bat is one of them.

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What Is a Rubber Mallet?

A rubber mallet is a general use tool which can be used for many different jobs. They are much lighter

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The Staple Gun vs. The Tack Hammer for Use with Upholstery

When it comes to installing, replacing or securing upholstery, the best tools are a staple gun and a

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Electric vs Pneumatic Roofing Nailer

If you plan on doing a lot of roofing projects, you may want to spend the money it costs to invest in

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3 Best Uses for a Rotary Hammer

A rotary hammer is a tool that is used for drilling holes, especially on concretes or other tough materials.

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How to Use a Demolition Hammer

A demolition hammer is a powerful tool meant to break down large walls made of concrete. There are a

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How to Use a Hilti Gun

A Hilti gun is a powder-actuated tool that fires nails directly on your material using a powder charge.

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How to Use a Flooring Nailer

If you want to install hardwood flooring in your home, then a flooring nailer is a must have tool. A

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How to Use a Hammer Tacker

If you have a project where staples will work better than nails or screws for attaching material to a

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How Does a Pneumatic Hammer Work?

A pneumatic hammer, also known as air hammer or power hammer uses compressed air to carve or chip away

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How to Fix a Broken Demolition Hammer

A demolition hammer is used at a demolition site for breaking concrete, marble slabs and masonry. Since

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3 Brad Nailer Repair Tips

A brad nailer is a popular choice of tool for many home improvement and mechanical projects. This hand-held