This Fretz Jeweler's hammer is ideal for precise, intricate metal work, and for creating custom bezels and small vessel forms. Scaled down from the larger Silversmith version, this hammer hardens and smooths metal, can be used for raising on small projects and features a rounded face for creating subtle textures. Built for toughness and durability. The handle is made of Padauk, known for its strength, stability and beauty, and is oil-finished. Features wedge and heads of stainless tool steel for hardness and endurance. The handle is specially shaped to give you a light touch and a thin neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort.
2016-2017 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.109
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).
Creating A Marble Pendant Using the Swanstrom Link-Forming Pliers
In this video with Tim Sheriff, see how to create a pendant with sterling silver and a marble using the Swanstrom link-forming pliers.
Making a Twist-Forged Bracelet with the Fretz Jeweler's Sledge Hammer
Enjoy this video from Rio Grande in which jewelry tool designer Bill Fretz uses the Fretz Jeweler's sledge hammer to create a striking cuff bracelet with a twist accent.
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