Tools for Working Wood
Japanese Laminated Steel Square Hammers
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Found in Departments: Hammers and Mallets
  Japanese Tools
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Code: MS-JAHM502.XX
 8oz (225gm) ($24.95) In Stock
 13oz (375g) ($29.95) In Stock
 16oz 450gms ($32.95) In Stock
 20oz (570gm) ($39.95) In Stock
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As you can see in the descriptions of the many hooped Japanese bench chisels listed above, hooped chisels are designed to be hit with a steel hammer. We sell 4 different weights of hammer. All the hammers are flat on one side and slightly crowned or rounded on the other. The rounded side is used for nailing, and either side can be used for malleting chisels. The 13oz (375 gm) hammer is our most popular size and is what I use for general work. The lighter 8oz (225 gm) hammer is a better choice for light, smaller work. The larger sizes are appropriate for large work, framing, and for really hard woods. Personally, I find both larger sizes too heavy and fatiguing. I suppose that's because I'm used to doing casework, and the control of the 13oz hammer is a good compromise between power and control.  
Customer Reviews:

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By: Jordan N Rempel (Jan, 2017)

Received this hammer two weeks ago and am very pleased with it. I purchased the 16 Oz. Hammer for every day use as a finish carpenter. I love it. Well weighted, compact, and the finish of this hammer adds a feeling of high craftsmanship to everything I do. The only part that bothered me was that the metal wedge included did not hold the head sturdy at all. I removed the metal wedge and used hard maple to cross wedge the head in place. It can still come loose a tiny bit from its place but very little, and being the middle of winter the wood is probably as dry as it will ever be, I expect it to stay tight over the summer months. Beautiful hammer, strong steel and we'll made.
I own this product.

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