How to Properly Use a Dead Blow Hammer

4 lb. Dead Blow HammerA dead blow hammer is a mallet-like tool used to absorb tremors that occur when the hammer strikes.

It’s a useful tool in that it prevents damage to soft surfaces, while reducing the amount of rebound and improving the striking force of the hammer. They’re great tools for tapping joints together, or knocking them apart.

The head of these hammers is typically hollow and partially filled with steel shot, lead shot or sand to distribute the energy of the strike over a longer stretch of time.

And while these may not be precision tools, there is a precise way to use a dead blow hammer. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re wielding this tool safely and wisely.

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How to Use the CenterPoint Tape Measure

CenterPoint Center-finding tape measureIn honor of National Tape Measure Day on July 14, 2017, we’d like to shine the spotlight on one of our favorites – the CenterPoint tape. Let me tell you a bit about:

How the patented CenterPoint Center-finding scale works

Being in the business for a while (a bit over 140 years…) we do get asked questions about how to use our measuring tools. Today I’ll take a shot at explaining the CenterPoint center finding scale, and how to use it when working with our CenterPoint tape measures, bench tape, or rulers.

Actually, this will be pretty simple. It is very easy to use!!!

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