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Old 09-19-2019, 1:49 PM
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Default brass or steel hammer

which is preferable?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...DF9V67UL&psc=1

nylon & steel hammer

or

nylon & brass hammer?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
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For what?

Do you have any clue how many hammers I own?
They are like wrenches. One made for each job.
Buy some real tools not this junk.
Starrett punches and good hammers
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For small work I use a Lyman hammer, comes with nylon, brass and steel tips with a small brass punch included in the handle. Sometimes a small ball pein. Bigger work demands bigger hammers, soft medium and hard, brass, steel or lead. It pays to have a good assortment.
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can't have enough hammers. different jobs for different types.
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Do you have any clue how many hammers I own?
They are like wrenches. One made for each job.
Hmmm, you're starting to sound like someone we know: "I have tension gages; none of my tension gages measure tension, all of my tension gages measure in pounds, one also measures deviation in thousandths."
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Hmmm, you're starting to sound like someone we know: "I have tension gages; none of my tension gages measure tension, all of my tension gages measure in pounds, one also measures deviation in thousandths."
Go ahead, kick the Hornet's nest...

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For what?

Do you have any clue how many hammers I own?
They are like wrenches. One made for each job.
Buy some real tools not this junk.
Starrett punches and good hammers
you're right. i was an auto-body man and had 20 different hammers.....
i was more interested in the materials............the impact of steel on steel vs. copper on steel.
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Hmmm, you're starting to sound like someone we know: "I have tension gages; none of my tension gages measure tension, all of my tension gages measure in pounds, one also measures deviation in thousandths."

God I hope not.
You mean just Crotchety or incoherent statements??
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you're right. i was an auto-body man and had 20 different hammers.....
i was more interested in the materials............the impact of steel on steel vs. copper on steel.
Ok well at least unlike Guffy I'll provide useful information.

Starrett punches. they make a wide selection of punch length I recommend a short and medium length set.

as for hammers for general gun work you should have the following at a minimum

12oz Ball Peen American made or quality foreign

12oz Brass hammer mallet

Nylon mallet

a set of brass punches.

then as you find the need to spend you money

4oz, 8oz, and 16oz ball peen

and 8oz ball peen with a polished mirror face and ball. this is used to peen material on exposed gun parts and it reduces the amount of finish work needed to restore the finish

I recommend Halder Nylon dead blow mallets I have two that have been in my tool box used daily for close to thirty years.

Halder dead blow

a selection of delrin rods used as punches and a selection of brass rods used as bumbs and punches.
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You want one of these for a steel hammer.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Vaughan-...C308/100373692

As for punches.
It depends on what your going to do.
I have both steel and brass.
If you need small punches. Go steel.
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i was more interested in the materials............the impact of steel on steel vs. copper on steel.
Steel transfers more power.
Steel may damage what you are striking.

You use a steel hammer with punches.
You use nylon, lead, copper or brass hammers for directly striking a part.
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