Plane Adjustment Mallet

Introducing the new Sterling Tool Works Plane Hammer!



I’m so pleased to announce this new collaboration with my friend, Chris, at Sterling Tool Works. When he first started working on this hammer design, he sent me a prototype to try out. I loved it so much that I asked him to make some with my logo on one side especially for my customers.

This hammer is perfectly balanced to make adjusting your planes as smooth as possible. The hammer features a unique head with a smaller brass face for tapping the blade and wider Walnut face for tapping the body. The handle is Walnut, and is incredibly comfortable to hold. The brass adds a lot of mass, making blade adjustments very easy with even the lightest of taps. The Walnut face is slightly domed, meaning it will leave minimal marks on the body of the plane.

I absolutely love these hammers and am incredibly proud to offer them to my customers. Thank you, Sterling Tool Works, for making such a wonderful product.

These hammers are made in batches, so wait times may very. If you order one when also ordering a plane, it will ship when your plane does. If ordering just the hammer, please ask for an estimated delivery time.

Order yours at the bottom of this page.

Plane Adjustment Mallet

PLEASE NOTE: My Plane Adjustment Mallet shown below is being discontinued! I am only making 5 more. Once they are gone, I will be removing them from this page. If you are reading this, it means there is at least one still available.

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.