Hammer Drift

Pieh Tool
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  • Description

The process used by most smiths is to drill a series of small holes as close together in the center of the work piece to be drifted. Once the holes are drilled heat the item and use a cold chisel or similar tool to split the piece. Once split, heat the piece again and drive the drift through the hole. Tap the sides of the work piece while continuing to drive the drift into the work piece until the drift hole gets to the desired measurement. The process of heating may be needed several times to get the desired shape.

The large hammer drift tool measures 5/8 x 3/4 at the small end and tapers oval up to 7/8 x 1 1/4 at the large end.

The tools are approximately 11" long and used to form the hole needed to handle handmade hammers, axe, or tomahawks etc.

Weight: 4 - 4 1/2 lbs

Made in the USA

Casting weighs approx.4 lbs.

Item #: HD1, HD2