What is a straight pein hammer used for?
A straight pein is a “blade” that is parallel to the handle. The straight pein can be sharp, rounded, flat, smooth or textured. A straight pein hammer can be used in metal work, stone work, blacksmithing or woodworking. A staight pein is parallel to the handle.
What is the difference between ball peen hammer and straight peen hammer?
These hammers have a wedge-shaped head instead of a ball-shaped head. This wedge shape spreads the metal perpendicular to the edge of the head. The straight-peen hammer has the wedge oriented parallel to the hammer’s handle, while the cross-peen hammer’s wedge is oriented perpendicular.
Why is it called a peen hammer?
The ball peen hammer was originally designed for peening, or shaping metal materials by hammering. One end of the head is ball-shaped for this purpose. The other end is flat and is used for driving.