Fretz Deluxe Planishing Hammer with Removable Nylon Head
Designed primarily for the jewelry maker who only wants one hammer!
In case you are wondering if you can use this instead of a "chasing" hammer when you are making jewelry with our videos, the answer is YES!!
A quick note: The planishing hammer flattens the metal using the shape of the head. A chasing hammer is used to chase a chasing tool (looks like a nail with a design on the other end) in a pitch bowl to move and design metal. We use it because the chasing face is large and we can “planish” with it. And as a bonus we can “emboss” with the ball pein end.
This Planishing Hammer has a single plastic end which can be removed with a Hex Key. The flat plastic end forms metal while leaving it smooth. The metal end is slightly domed to make it easier to strike flat and slightly domed metal.
- Hex key included
- Single ended insert hammer replacements available for $10
- Designed by Bill Fretz, these jeweler's hammers are built for toughness and durability. The handle is made of Padauk wood, known for its strength, stability and beauty, and is oil-finished; it's specially shaped to give you a light touch, and the thin neck flexes slightly as you hammer for ultimate comfort. The head is cast from 420-grade stainless steel and tool hardened to 50 HRC for maximum durability
- Face size : 19mm, 19mm
- Overall length/dimensions : 9"
- Head length/dimensions : 72mm