TYPES AND USES - Continued
The setting hammer has a square flat face on one end
of the head and a sloping beveled edge on the other
end. It is used in sheet metal work for leveling and
bending edges and for setting double seams.
Soft-faced hammers are capable of delivering heavy
blows to machined, highly polished or soft surfaces
without damaging the surface.
LEAD OR COPPER HAMMER
Lead or copper hammers are usually used for aligning
steel surfaces. Copper hammers range in head weight
from 8 ounces up to 3 pounds. Working surfaces of
lead and copper hammers may be filed to restore even
faces. Molds are available for repouring lead hammers.
INSERTED SOFT-FACED HAMMER
Inserted soft-faced hammers provide the user with a
dual purpose hammer. Any two faces may be
assembled on a single handle holder. The following
tables will assist you in selecting the proper face
hardness for the task you are attempting:
Faces and handle holders are available in 1 inch, 1-1/2
inch, 2 inch, 2-1/2 inch and 3 inch diameters.