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Old 06-04-2012, 05:23 PM
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"The next step would be where you see the guy hitting right around the edge of the heated area "Pushing" metal into the most heated area. "

THAT is exactly what a serrated face shrinking hammer is for, better traction for glancing hits to push the metal into the heat. They are definitely NOT for on-dolly hits trying to waffle the metal. No need to throw them out, just use them correctly.

I would suggest you search the web for Martin Hammer's how-to booklet, lots of good stuff in it from the 1930's.

Be careful shrinking, most people go too far with it.
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