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Dead Blow Hammer - Building And Construction Tools

A dead blow hammer has a rubber head on it instead of a metal one and can be used on woodworking projects. A regular metal hammer head could leave hammer marks, if use one to fasten two pieces of wood together. However, a dead blow hammer usually won't.

Stair Handrail Construction Tip: If you're planning on assembling a wood handrail, it wouldn't be a bad idea to purchase a dead blow hammer. However, if you really don't see any need to own this tool in the future, because you're only going to use it once, there are other ways.

You could always use a block of wood or attach a layer of rubber on to a block of wood. Then you can use your steel hammer, while beating on your protective block of wood, to fasten two boards together.

Simply place the block of wood between the bannister, baluster or other handrail parts that you wish to fasten together with your hammer. Tap on the block gently, until you have properly positioned your stair handrail pieces, exactly where you want them to be.

One of the biggest problems with inexperienced construction workers is that they haven't developed construction common sense. I've seen some old timers, who have been working for over 30 years in the business, do some amazing things.

If I could make a suggestion to apprentice carpenters, woodworking beginners or anyone else who's looking for knowledge about construction. It would be to use your public library or start reading books about home building, stair building and even," Tips and Tricks for Using a Dead Blow Hammer."


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