Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Tool Tuesday - Record Ball Peen Hammer

I mostly associate Record with excellent engineering vices but it's fair to say they have had their branding on a lot of tools over the years. I've had this Record branded ball peen hammer since my mid teens (late 1980's) and it's an excellent bit of kit. Sadly the model number is obscured/worn but reading around a lot of this era Record hammers are actually rebadged "Marples" hammers that are very well regarded. The castings on the head are nicely made and the hickory handle is still the original, despite a fair amount of use and abuse. It's at the lighter end of ball peens but is perfect for small engineering work, stamping and centre punching etc. If you ever see one second hand I'd say grab it for a quality little tool. 

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