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Old 03-08-2005, 08:35 AM
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Randy,
I reading the post you made in the sticky on dent repair Wray mentions you should have one hard hammer and one hard dolly in our tool kit. Where fo you find the hardened tools? In my shearch I can find no reference of hard faced hammers or dollys. Thanks in advance. David Bodily

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Randy must be busy or I'm sure he would answer you. The cheaper hammer and dolly sets are usually cast. The expensive ones are forged? I believe. Anyway, there is a huge difference in durability and quality. This album shows a few of mine:

http://allshops.org/cgi-bin/communit...=9980138836765

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Hi David,
Sorry for taking so long. John's right, I'm extremely busy. I think he's probably answered your question. The cheapo body hammers are cast crap and won't hold up. If you stick with Martin, Fairmount, Plomb, Porter-Ferguson, Pferd, ect. you will get quality hammer and dollies. I prefer using a slapper 95% of the time. My hammers don't see much use. An old leaf spring can easily be converted into a slapper. I'll try to get some pictures of a few slappers next week. Remind me please!!!

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Thanks Randy,
I am looking foreward to seeing the pictures. Regards David
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Making your own slapper is a great way to go, or you can help support one of the truly nice guys in the metalshaping world by buying one of Ron Covell's. They are a bit pricey ($80) but very nice. I just got one, and I really like it: www.covell.biz

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