[Healeys] British Tool

John Rowe jarowe at westnet.com.au
Tue Dec 2 15:22:46 MST 2008

Unfortunately I found that the hide end dried out and disintegrated after 
only a year or so.

Maybe its the dry climate here in Perth.


John Rowe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rich C" <richchrysler at quickclic.net>
To: "Healeys" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 5:12 AM
Subject: [Healeys] Fw: British Tool

> Gentlemen,
> I don't know why you fellows are all using these different wierd and
> wonderful things to loosen and tighten your knockoffs. I have a 2 lb. Thor
> copper/hide hammer I've been using for years around the shop, but using
> the hide end on the knockoff ears. The hammer has the mass and therefore
> the
> dead weight clout to do the job properly. The hide end eventually 
> mushrooms
> out to the point where it needs to be replaced. That has averaged about 
> one
> new one every 15 years or so, not a bad investment for a $35 tool. Of
> course
> the copper end is also very useful around the shop, being able to again
> utilize its heavy dead blow weight to drift punches, chisels and the like.
> Rich Chrysler
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