soft hammer

soft hammer

[′sȯft ′ham·ər]
(engineering)
A hammer having a head made of a soft material, such as copper, lead, rawhide, or plastic; used to prevent damage to a finished surface.
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The instrument used is a soft hammer with round ends which rolls the gold as though it is pastry.
The experiments of Ohnuma & Bergman (1982) clearly indicate that reliance on a single indicator and/or the absence of certain features is misleading in identifying hard and/or soft hammer use.
Wastes without EPA treatment standards are called soft hammer wastes.
It may be necessary to tap the back of the barrel extension with a soft hammer to move it forward.
First principles, a brief history of knapping, raw materials, techniques - hard hammer, soft hammer, pressure flaking, etc.
I am not a fan of using deadblow or soft hammers here or anywhere that you need to "feel" how tight the fit is and to gauge how much you are actually moving (or binding) the cavity or piece of tooling.