Hammers

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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 hammer.

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4 Uses for a Pneumatic Hammer

A pneumatic hammer is a powerful tool.

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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.

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How to Properly Swing a Sledgehammer to Break up Concrete

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

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How Does a Pneumatic Hammer Work?

A pneumatic hammer uses compressed air to carve or chip away at stone or concrete.

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7 Safety Precautions When Using a Sledgehammer

A sledgehammer is primarily used in heavy-duty construction or demolition.

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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.

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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.

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How to Make Your Own Rubber Mallet

Make your own functional mallet with basic household items.

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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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Cross Peen Hammer: 7 Blacksmithing Tips

Up your metalworking skills with a classic tool.

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Soft Faced vs Hard Faced Ball Peen Hammer

The names are similar but the performance varies.

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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.

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How to Use Ball Peen Hammers for Auto Body Work

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

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Buying and Effectively Using Pry Bars

Pry bars are used for many home improvement projects.

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How to Form Sheet Metal with a Rubber Mallet

Rubber mallets lend themselves to softer blows.

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A Primer on Hammers

You probably think there's not much to know about hammers.

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Pry Bars, Nail Sets and Punches

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

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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.

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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.

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How to Use a Hammer Tacker

If you have a project where staples will work, a hammer tacker might be your answer.

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7 Tips for Using a Hammer Drill to Drill through Concrete

A hammer drill is a type of rotary drilling tool.

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Troubleshooting Common Hammer Drill Problems

Using a hammer drill to drill through concrete or tile, there are some problems that can occur.

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5 Best Uses for a Ball Peen Hammer

Read this article for advice on using ball peen hammers.

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Electric vs Pneumatic Roofing Nailer

If you plan on doing a lot of roofing projects, you may want to to invest in a nailer.