Fretz Face size:
22mm Overall length/dimensions:
9" Head type:
Planishing Head weight:
7.6 oz. (215g) Model or style no.:
HMR-101 Country of origin:
Vietnam Shipping weight:
0.528 lbs (240.025g)
Silversmith hammers, some of the most commonly used hammers among jewelers, offer larger heads that are ideal for shaping small sculptures and hollowware. Use this planishing hammer for smoothing metal. Designed by Bill Fretz, it's built for toughness and durability. The handle is made of Padauk wood, known for its strength, stability and beauty, and is oil-finished; it's specially shaped to give you a light touch, and the thin neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort. Head is cast from 420-grade stainless steel and tool hardened to 50 HRC for maximum durability and effectiveness.
2016-2017 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.110
How To Pick the Right Jewelry Hammer
• Riveting--used for forming metal and for riveting. With one round face and one chiseled face. • Ball peen--a popular hammer commonly used for shaping and flattening metal and for removing dents. With one round flat face and one round half-domed face. • Embossing--also known as repoussé, embossing works the metal from the back to form three-dimensional shapes. With two highdomed round faces. • Forming--used to move heavy-gauge metal while retaining much of the weight of the original metal. Substantial weight with a slightly rounded face. • Raising--for creating a seamless form without thinning the metal. With two rectangular faces. • Planishing--used for hardening metal and for smoothing the surface of gold, silver, brass, stainless steel and other metals. • Chasing--a multi-purpose hammer for chasing, chiseling, riveting or peening. With one flat face and one round face. • Mallet--useful for forming, bending and shaping without scratching or marring surfaces. With soft faces (brass, rawhide, nylon, paper or plastic).
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