|Review by shipwright||posted 08-04-2012 10:39 PM||5487 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
I’ve posted two home made veneer hammers in the past as projects. This one comes right off the shelf and it works better than either of my previous attempts. The only modification needed to transform it from the Clarke Kent of the paint scraper world to the Superman of the affordable, available veneer hammer world is that you need to spend a few moments at the bench grinder dulling it down and smoothing the edge.
The main requirements of a good veneer hammer:
1) It must allow you to put serious pressure on a small area. This tool is ergonomically designed to allow you to exert the serious pressure needed to scrape stubborn paint. It has a thin edge to get the force onto a small area and it comes in a variety of size for different veneering applications….... Check!
2) It must have angled edges at the ends of the blade to allow hammering in tight corners….. Check!
3) It should be easy to clean…...Check!
I’ve used this one on a few jobs now and find it a very good substitute for the much harder to find and expensive ones sold as veneer hammers
If you ever need a paint scraper, just loosen the screw and rotate the two sided blade!
I would like to have given it five stars, which it deserves as a pressing tool but real veneer hammers have some advantages in terms of holding heat and actually “hammering” veneer pins.
It comes in lots of sizes and shapes, all of which would work depending on the job at hand.
You can look at them all here.
Note: This company is unaware that they produce a veneer hammer.
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