A Hammer is a mechanical tool that delivers a sudden impact to an object. Commonly hammers are used to drive nails, fit parts, forge metal and break apart objects. There are different types of hammers in use, they vary in shape, size and structure. Here 23 different types of hammers pictures are shown below.
The chisel side scores a line around a brick. The brick hammer can break the brick in two parts.
Traditional curved-claw Hammer
Traditional curved-claw Hammer drives nails well and removes nails easily with the rocking action of its curved claw.
Body mechanic’s Hammer
Body mechanic’s hammer is used along with a small curved anvil called a dolly to remove dents from car panels.
Lineman’s hammer is best suited to driving big lag screws and hammering bolts in utility-pole work.
Chasing hammers are designed and shape metal jewelry.
Titanium framing Hammer
Titanium framing hammer has a titanium body with a sixteen-inch handle for maximum nail-extracting leverage.
Solid-steel framing Hammer
Solid-steel framing Hammer is one-piece forged-steel design resists breakage and the waffle-pattern face grips nails.
Welder’s Hammer Welder’s hammer has weird-looking spring helps handle increases comfort and dissipates heat.
Ball-peen hammer can be used to shape the head of a rivet or reach into small recesses.
Tinner’s Hammer Tinner hammers are sharpened cross-peen can complete a folded seam or set a rolled edge.
Prospector’s hammer has the head breaks rocks apart and the pick splits them cleanly along existing cracks.
Electrician’s Hammer has a long-necked that helps electricians drive nails at hard places.
Drywall Hammer Chops errant bits of drywall and sets nails without breaking through walls’ paper faces.
Toolmaker hammer is used for delicate work in the machine shop. The hole in the head has a magnifying glass.
Soft-face hammer is used to bend metal, wood, plastic or composite, When the surface must not be damaged.
Tack hammer has the split end of the head is, essentially, a horseshoe magnet for holding nails in place.
Dead-blow Hammer has an iron fist in a velvet glove. A non marring hammer that hits with tremendous force.
Railroad-spike maul Hammer
Railroad-spike maul Hammer is used for driving a railroad spike into a creosote-soaked tie.
Stone sledge Hammer
Stone sledge Hammer is generally used for breaking giant rocks.
Blacksmith’s sledge Hammer
Blacksmith’s sledge hammer is designed for shaping a bar of white-hot steel.
Sledge Hammer is best employed to drive wedges or knock rigid assemblies together or apart.
Bushing hammer looks like a three-pound meat tenderizer, but this adds a rough texture to stone.
Half hammer, half hatchet can be used for many purposes.
Vinodh Reddy is a Mechanical Engineer and Editor-in-chief of ME Mechanical. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also blogs at EduGeneral. He is interested in the farming field.