modifying hammer tips
A while ago I bought this set...
I use the curved peen the most and next the finishing pic. I realize the finishing pick hammer wasn't all that great. A round pic would lower surrounding areas and be bothersome on open panels. I use a hammer w/ or w/ out dolly, spoons, shotbags, plastic mallets, and whatever else to get it straight but I'd always notice I'd reach for the curved peen and was never sold on the round pic. I think maybe cause it's kind of LOOKS sharp you'd think it'd handle some of the tasks of which a sharp pick tool can handle, but
unfortunately it wasn't sharp enough. So I sharpened it. I think it's gonna be helpful, and although I don't like to hit metal with something that sharp it does have more of a place in day to day action than the dull rounded tip in my opinion. I can metal work fine, room to learn more, but the round pick isn't needed in my opinion. I think I'm gonna like this sharper one when the occasion calls, but can't get carried away with it. It'll still be my second fav hammer just better now.
Last edited by tech69; 08-22-2009 at 11:43 PM.
I use every hammer in my tool box but I probably use a curved peen hammer more than any other. Everyone develops their favorite tools as they gain more experience and they find what works best for them.
I like that one too. It's my favorite. I just thought I need something sharp on occasion and the round one was getting neglected cause there was no need to choose the round pick over the one you pictured, but now there is a reason on rare occasion. I think it's gonna prove to be more useful as a sharp pick. I can't wait to use it. I love that kit btw. The hammer's are solid and well designed and now I think it's an even better kit with the pick sharp.
Last edited by tech69; 08-23-2009 at 10:59 AM.
I tested my new hammer tonight on a HR, it's awesome. It's perfect for those little tiny areas you want to tuck in at the end without disrupting anything else or when you pull too hard on a stud. The whole point of doing that was because there was never a reason to grab the rounded pick over the curved flat pic so in essense it had no use or specialty to me. Now there's a specific reason to grab it and I approve! It's not the hammer you grab first but a hammer you might reach for under certain occasions.