Tinner’s Hammer Buying Tips
Primary Use of Hammer
- Manually Locking Standing Seam – The PVC Wedged Hammer is the most popular because it is light weight (18 oz), does not make marks on the material, is long lasting, and has a wedged end for detail work.
- Flat Lock – The soft faced dead blow gives ideal weight (36oz) when bending multiple folds of metal at once.
- Detail Work – The Halder Simplex Mallet is a mere 14oz and has interchangeable heads which keeps the cost down when one gets worn and needs to be replaced.
- Cheaper Alternatives – Hammers made of wood are going to be cheaper than ones made out of PVC and still offer the same shapes.