- 17 Jun 2022
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This surprises me having worked on many civil eng sites again have not seen anyone resort to a hammer. Having said this, in my workshop I have my father in laws tools and all had suffered extreme poor use and he started off as an apprentice shipwriget and few of his have not been seriously abused.You will be fine using a claw hammer on those as 99.9% of site chippies do on all chisels.
I mainly use Marples plastic handled split proof chisels, they get used with a claw hammer all the time on site and have never had a problem.
In the workshop I use a dead blow mallet or claw hammer, whichever is in easy reach.
One of the reasons for a mallet is the bigger head means you don't have to concentrate on hitting the chisel you can just focus on the sharp end.
One day when I have some spare time (probably in my next life) I want to make a nice mallet, it's been on my to do list for quite a while.