Hammers, Mallets, And Sledges

Hammers, Mallets, And Sledges


This is the final lesson in the Hand Tools Course. This lesson introduces and demonstrates the proper use of tools used for striking.

Module Objectives

  • Describe five types of hammers and the differences between hammers, mallets, and sledges.
  • Explain what parts of a hammer should be inspected.
  • Discuss in what situation the hammers in this lesson should be used.
  • Discuss general guidelines for using a hammer correctly.


This course is designed for employees in all disciplines as well as for the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities. Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to improve their on-the-job performance through the proper use hand tools.


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