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 SOFT HAMMER FALL REQUIRED THE MOST SENSITIVE PRIMERS.
The instrument used is a soft hammer with round ends which rolls the gold as though it is pastry.
Wastes without EPA treatment standards are called soft hammer wastes.
This documentation is required in order to continue land disposal of soft hammer wastes.
It may be necessary to tap the back of the barrel extension with a soft hammer to move it forward.
Every day knockeruppers across the North East - and Britain - would use implements such as long fishing rod-like sticks, soft hammers, rattles and even pea shooters to get people up.
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.