There are some special type of hammers used in sheet metal trade, which are called sheet metal hammers.
Different Types of Sheet Metal Hammers are
- Setting hammer
- Riveting hammer
- Creasing hammer
- Stretching hammer
- Hollowing hammer
- Bullet hammer
- Planishing hammer
- Peening hammer
1. Setting hammer
Its face is either round or square in shape. Its pane is tapered from the eye hole and the other side is straight to the handle. The tip of the pane is rectangular in shape, and slightly convexed. It is used to set up the seams, flaring the edge of the cylindrical jobs and to set up the long channel also. Its face is used for general purposes.
2. Riveting hammer
Riveting hammer’s face is round in shape and the face is slightly convex. Its pane is long tapered and straight to the handle vertically. The tip of the pane is blended. Riveting hammer is used to jump the rivet shanks and finish the rivet heads.
3. Creasing hammer
Its both ends are sharpened and cross to the handle. It is used to finish the wired edges, false wiring edge and make corners of the sheet with the help of a creasing stake.
4. Stretching hammer
Its shape is like a creasing hammer but its pane ends are blended. It is used to stretch the sheets to increase the length of the sheet. It is mostly used in raising operation
5. Hollowing hammer
Its both ends are shaped like ball and well polished. It is used to make hollowing operation on the metal sheet and to remove the dents from the hollowed articles. This hammer is mostly used for panel beating work.
6. Bullet hammer
Its panes look like the hollowing hammer but the body is longer than the hollowing hammer and slightly bent. The pane ends are well polished and suitable to work on deep portion.
It is used to draw deep hollowing where the hollowing hammer cannot be used and also it is used to remove the dents from the deep hollow portion
7. Planishing hammer
It’s one face is square and other is round in shape and well polished. Its pane is slightly convex. This hammer is heavy in weight. It is used to give smooth surface finish to the jobs which are hollowed and raised, and to planish the surface of the plain sheets.
8. Peening hammer
It’s face is round and slightly convex and a pane is just like stretching hammer. This hammer is used to peen polished impressions on the spinned aluminium job and hollowed copper, brass house hold vessels.