Also known as blacksmith's hammers, cross pein hammers have a flat striking surface for driving chisels and punches and a wedge-shaped striking surface for shaping and forging unhardened metals and removing rivet heads from a workpiece.
Tackle a variety of tasks with these general purpose cross pein hammers. They come in a range of weights and sizes to suit almost any application. In general, choose a tool with a heavier head and longer handle for hard-hitting tasks, and use a tool with a lighter head and shorter handle for lighter blows and more control.
Metal shot or sand has been added to the head of these hammers to make it heavier and less likely to rebound when striking surfaces. This provides more control during striking, reduces risk of damaging the workpiece, and focuses the force where it's needed.
Help minimize the risk of your tool generating a spark while in use by choosing one of these nonsparking cross pein hammers. Made from nonferrous materials such as aluminum, these hammers have a curved claw that provides good leverage for pulling nails and other similar objects from a workpiece. Nonsparking tools are useful in environments that contain flammable solvents, liquids, vapors, dusts, or residues.