Ball Peen, Cross Peen & Sheet Metal Hammers
Ball peen hammers were originally designed for metalwork. The distinctive round head shaped and strengthened metals used in gaskets, cooper roves and certain types of rivets. The flat face of ball peen hammers can also be used to strike punches or chisels. Riveting hammers or cross peen hammers perform a similar function to traditional ball peen hammers, but their wedge-shaped head pushes the sheet metal in a slightly different direction.