Mallet is a shaping tool used for general purpose work like flattening, bending and forming to required shape of sheet metal. Normally mallets are made of hard wood.
When using any metal hammer for flattening the sheet metal, the face of the hammer may damage or leave impression on the sheet more than what is required for the job. To avoid such damage and a impression, mallets are used.
Different types of Mallets are listed below
- Ordinary mallet
- Bossing mallet
- End-paked mallet
- Raw hide mallet
1. Ordinary Mallet
Both the faces of the mallets are provided the little convexity. If the face is not in convex shape the edges of the mallet face will get frozen while
beating the job. Mallets are specified by the dia and the shape of the face. Mallets are available in 50 mm, 75 mm and 100 mm dia.
Avoid using the mallet as hammer for doing chipping and to drive nails and work on the sharp corners. If so the face will get damaged and the mallet is liable to break.