TYPES AND USES - Continued
BLACKSMITHS OR SLEDGE
The straight peen is similar to the cross peen except that
its peening edge is turned ninety degrees. This keeps
the handle parallel to the struck surface.
The jewelers hammer has a lightweight head weighing
between 1-3/4 and 2 ounces. It is used to drive pins and
shafts from precision instruments.
The masons hammer has a flat striking face on one end
of the head and a tapered chisel on the other end. It is
used for setting and cutting bricks and flat stones.
The napping hammer has a high carbon steel head with
two tapered faces and weighs about 3 pounds. It is used
for chipping stone surfaces or for forming stones during
road construction or similar stone work.
The riveting hammer has a round face on one end of the
head. It is used for peening rivet heads. The other end
has a tapered chisel which is used for upsetting rivets.
The sawmakers hammer has a tapered blunt face on
one end of the head and a tapered chisel face on the
other end. It is used for setting the teeth on saws when a
setting tool is unavailable.