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Author Topic: is this hammer and dolly set any good for a beginner?  (Read 1611 times)
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« on: December 27, 2006, 06:32:14 PM »

Beings I'm just a beginner, would this hammer and dolly set be a descent starter for me, or would it do more harm then good?

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006, 07:29:23 PM »

It looks ok to practice with. Of course quality isn't that great. I prefer my Martin set. Check Harbor Freight, see what they got
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 07:49:39 PM »

check harbor freight. I still use my harbor freight set for the "beat the ever living crap out of it" type of work. Martin makes a good hammer, and i have quite a few of them, but im not gonna use up a 25 dollar hammer where a 2 dollar hammer will work just as good.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006, 08:06:38 PM »

that is what we in the biz call body clubs get a snap on doy hammer [pick one] and a dolly [pick one] and use youre dads old claw hammer for thse jobs you dont think you want to use a good hammer for
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 09:02:39 PM »

Thanks guys, I'll check out harbor freight to see what they have to offer...
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 10:49:18 PM »

check harbor freight. I still use my harbor freight set for the "beat the ever living crap out of it" type of work.



Big bolts from the railroad work good too for that kind of work! HAHA!


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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 01:30:58 PM »

I got my first set from sears, they might still sell them where very nice and had lifetime warranty, I still use today after 20 years
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006, 09:35:20 PM »

Martin is a very good brand for hammer and dollies.  Another thing you will want to get if you get serious into metal work is a slapper and a shrinking disc.  I have in no way mastered either of these but they are great tools.  I rarely use a hammer after being introduced to slappers.  And the shrinking disc is by far the easiest and safest way to shrink.

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 04:02:11 PM »

   there are many many different types  hammers & dollies for different uses in the body shop                                                       - a short curve cross pein hammer - shrinking hammer - body file 9 teeth per inch- shrinking slapper - toe dolly- general purpose type dolly . these would cover pretty much what you would encounter ,
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2006, 04:39:32 PM »

Thanks for the replys guys, now, where would you suggest a descent place to but these at?
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2006, 01:44:56 PM »

I listed a pretty complete tool selection at http://www.69hemi.com/tools/page_01.htm

Good Luck!
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2006, 10:23:10 PM »

I listed a pretty complete tool selection at http://www.69hemi.com/tools/page_01.htm

Good Luck!

Yeah and some great explanations on using them too - thanks, great page  yesnod
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2007, 08:10:28 AM »

Many thanks!
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