Plane Adjustment Mallet
This hammer is primarily used to adjust the blades in my wood hand planes, but also works very well as a small mallet. The smaller side of the head is sized for tapping the plane blade, while the larger is for tapping the body of the plane or the wedge. (The blade is tapped to adjust it left, right, or forward. The body is tapped to pull the blade back.) Because it is lighter in weight than a small metal head hammer, this mallet has less risk of over setting the wedge and thereby damaging the crosspin.
The head is made of resin infused Tiger Maple. The infusing process leaves the Maple very stable and durable. It will stand up well to the rigors of adjusting the metal blade of your plane. The handle is Hickory, dyed brown and lightly sanded to create a pleasing, warn look. It is approximately 12″ long and 8 ounces in weight. (The weight and color will vary due to the nature of wood.)
When ordering, please specify if you want the handle shaped slightly thinner than shown. The handle in the pictures is 1 1/8″ square, which is perfect for me, as I have somewhat large hands. This size is probably great for most people, but if you feel you would like it smaller please select the Thin option during check out.