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Which one?

>> No.2413105
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>hard tips

>> No.2413107

Big black one. I got the two sided bottom one a while back for work and its more plastic than rubber. Not suited for paving work or tapping steel, it will break and deform things.

>> No.2413108

Good to know, will go with the BBM, thanks

>> No.2413110

Get both. The small two sided one is for very delicate work and the BIG BLACK Cmallet is for bashing on larger parts. If you only pick one, get the big one because just use the screwdriver handle for small work.

>> No.2413113

Actually I’m getting the mulatto. I normally use a rubber mallet for wacking together cheap af shelves and furniture, so the non-marking end will get a lot of use.

>> No.2413119

You can just use a regular hammer for that.

Also dont buy from amazon your corporate whore. Buy from local retailers.

>> No.2413123

The estwing is made in the USA
I have one and its nice.

>> No.2413128

rubber is springy and some of the force will go back into your wrist, find a dead blow hammer your wrist will feel better.

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Dead blows are one of those things you don’t understand as a rookie, but they’re based. I barely ever use the bouncy rubber mallet anymore. Feels like you get 2x-3x the energy out of it for similar size rubber one.

The little brass head one has treated me well too. They’re cheap dead blows but I’ll grab a better one if I manage to fuck it up. Home Depots around me just cleaned up their hammer selection and have a handful of Husky and Estwing deadblows depending on your budget, and Husky is cool if you manage to crack it hitting something sharp real hard repeatedly.

>> No.2413250

Be a good cunsoomer, buy 'merican:

>> No.2413255

I was drunk and couldn’t drive

>> No.2414159

Brass is okay. But if you want true longevity use lead. When it gets too mangled to use just melt it down and repour it.

>> No.2414172

DFH-12. I own examples of both. The Estwing is far better for mechanics use. I almost never use my rubber mallets but use my variety of replaceable head mallets (including older copper and lead pucks) about daily.

>> No.2414190

i used a dead blow to crush some garlic cloves yesterday
it worked great

>> No.2414207

>just create alzheimers microparticles every time you use it
ok boomer

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>> No.2414227

They are great, except when the orange plastic shit breaks off which it absolutely will. A solid rubber mallet will last longer.

>> No.2414964

Doesnt look like you could do paving with that. Probably crack the concrete paving stones.

>> No.2414992

What's stopping you from doing the same with brass? You don't even need to melt it. Just hammer it back in.

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just get one not made from orange plastic

>> No.2417946

>supporting god's given city on a hill country estwing or some bullsht tekton
why do you hate liberty, anon?

>> No.2417959

2 different tools. The BBM and a small brass hammer would be better for all round use if you also have some cardboard and wood pieces around. Those could cover just about anything. I've yet to find a use for one of those dual face mallets outside of installing floating floors, like the composite tounge and groove kind. It works fine with any low weight hammer though, since you'll be hitting a spoon most of the time. The softer faces just help if you suck and miss the 1 inch wide strike surface. Even things like inserting pistons into an engine block you'd benefit more from a wooden mallet, a rubber one would would if you wipe the surface with a solvent afterwards.

>> No.2418181

my mechanics has a great video on how these things work.

>> No.2420176

Go to your local hardware store, instead of buying Chinese products, you will receive the Chinese curse, which means any project you work on will fall apart resulting somebodies death, this becomes ten times more likely if you're working on installing an escalator/elevator.

>> No.2420214

do you need to whack precisely in small places?
or vigorously and without concern except for strength?

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