Sunday, November 8, 2015
If I had to pick a hammer . . .
. . . I'd have a problem knowing which one to select! I had no idea there were so many specialized designs from which to choose.
Popular Mechanics has just put up a gallery of 23 different types. For example, here's a vehicle body mechanic's hammer, used with a small curved anvil called a dolly to remove dents from car panels.
Here's a chasing hammer, designed to hammer and shape metal jewelry.
And a toolmaker's hammer, used for delicate work in the machine shop. The hole in the head is a magnifying glass.
There are many more illustrations of different types of hammer at the link. Very educational for amateur bashers and batterers such as yours truly.
I'm sure most of us are familiar with Abraham Maslow's famous dictum: "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." I wonder if he knew how many types of hammers were involved? Would the sheer variety of them have caused him to rethink his observation?