[Healeys] British Tool

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Tue Dec 2 09:40:41 MST 2008

Why not use a scrap piece of 2 x 4 against the knockoff ear, and hit that
with the hammer instead of hitting the knockoff directly?  That way you
won't beat up the lead hammer, either.  I've been doing this since 1990 and
don't have any marks on either the knockoffs or the hammer.
Lately, I've been using a piece of oak instead of a pine 2 x 4 and avoiding
the need to replace the pine frequently.  I keep the oak in the same bag as
the jack and hammer.

Works for me, and I've never had a knockoff loosen while driving, much less
come off.

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
Havelock, NC  USA

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Ron Fine
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 11:21 AM
To: Dan Stromquist; healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] British Tool

I also found that the wood wrench came apart with little use.  I now use the

big lead hammer Moss sells 386-180 with good results.  The head is very soft

and so far I haven't seen any damage to my new spin offs.   Don't try the 
Zink Alloy hammer.  It will definitely dent your knock offs.


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