Ball Peen Hammer

A ball-peen hammer in action.

Ball peen hammer definition

Ballpeen hammers are among the most inexpensive jewelry tools available. They’re usually less than $10, and they’re essential for texturing and flattening pieces.

How to use a ball peen hammer

The most important thing to note is the surface of your hammer. Any marks or scratches either the ball or the flat end of the hammer will transfer corresponding marks to your metal.

See also: The Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Making Tools

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