APT's PH250 - The classic Chaser Hammer has an Old World European design that is still used today by Jewelers, Watchmakers & other Craftspeople.
The Chaser Hammer has one large, flat, smooth face for striking chasing tools or polishing metal & have a Ball Peen end (round) for peining, texturing & riveting. Polished tool steel head mounted in a well balanced hardwood handle w/a comfortable, ergonomic postal grip is smooth to the touch. The hammers head is forged-tempered & high polished steel w/ 1" (2.5cm) diameter flat face.
The Chaser Hammer is commonly used by Jewelers, is perfect for light weight gold, gold filled, silver, copper & brass metal sheet or hardening or soft wire, texturing metal, jewelry making & metal smiting etc. Flat head is used to planishing, flatten, dent, mark, shape, bend metal & form objects or to strike chasing tools. The Ball Peen round end used for riveting or forming decorative, patterns & designs. Other uses are to work out dings, dents & imperfections in metal (Not for auto body repair, but could be used for auto restoration metal trim straightening). The hammer is perfect used with a steel bench block /anvil or staking tools. When used properly - the ergonomic design & weight of the head, rather than the muscles in your arm & hand, drives the downward motion of this tool.
This is a more popular style with European Silversmiths & preferred by Jewelers worldwide. Other industries that use the Chasing Hammer are Watchmakers, Metal-Smith, Goldsmith, Blacksmiths, Silversmiths, Gunsmith's bench, Craftsman, Planishing, Model Maker, Hobbyists, Metal & Renaissance Artists.
Ball-Peen, Chaser, Chasing Hammer or Planishing Hammer
Features & Benefits:
-Ergonomic postal grip is smooth to the touch
-High Grade Hardened / Tempered on Striking Faces
-The pein side is for riveting & metal design
-The large face side can be used for flattening or hitting chasing tools
-Planishing: A flat-faced hammer is used over a smooth, rounded surface to even out the rough dished surface
*Flat face: 1" (2.5cm) diameter
*Head: 2-1/4" (5.5cm) length
*Handle: 9-1/4" (23.4cm) length
*Head & handle overall length: 10" (25cm)
Do not use a single Chasing Hammer for both purposes, as chasing will mar the surface of your hammer & transfer onto your metal.
Finish may vary from pictured due to materials available at the time of manufacture & resolution setting on your monitor.
We will send one at random.
All Manufacturer's Specifications are Subject to Change Without Notice.
Chaser Hammer is ONLY for use with precious metals and smaller findings.
Do not use on nails or in any kind of construction or building work. This is not a Framing Hammer!
Always wear approved eye protection.