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Mallets

Mallets are usually made from rubber or wood, making it great for finishing a product as it won't leave any marks on the surface. Using these softer materials as the striking face it will provide a softer impact compared to steel. They are used in applications where a steel hammer is too hard, for example laying tiles where a force is needed, but a softer strike to ensure the tile doesn't break.


Types of Mallets


  • Wooden Mallet: Typically used in carpentry to knock wooden pieces together, or to drive dowels or chisels.
  • Rubber Mallet: Typically used when a softer blow is required. They are typically used to form sheet metal since they do not leave marks and are less likely to dents.
  • Brass, Copper Mallet: Typically used on machinery to apply force to parts with a reduced risk of damaging them, and to avoid sparks.
  • Plastic Mallet: Made of nylon, polycarbonate, or Polyethylene. Typically used in leather-work and jewellery applications.

Mallets are used in a variety of applications such as:


  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Framing
  • Geology
  • Masonry
  • Mining
  • Punching
  • Upholstery
  • Welding

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