Un soudeur professionnel dans son atelier

A professional welder in his workshop

Welder's hammer
Picking hammer.

A special hammer ... the welder's hammer.

The pitting hammer is the "welder's hammer"

It is used to remove solder residue; It is used to burst the layer of scale which forms on the weld.


Characteristic of the pitting hammer :

The two ends of the purlin are different, one end tapered for pricking and the other in the shape of a chisel for slicing.

The hammer handle is suitable for the welder to use gloves, the non-slip vinyl handle is perfect. The Estwing Shock Reduction Grip® system is ideal as the welder hits iron against iron. This would prevent the recoil effect created each time the hammer strikes the metal part.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Using the welder's hammer:

During arc or rod welding, metal is added to the two pieces to be welded and this forms a "gangue" or "slag" on the weld bead. This slag must be removed before the metal cools.

This pitting hammer is the essential tool to remove the layer of slag ...
The strikes must not be too strong which would damage the weld bead.
To get a nice weld appearance to your bead you can then use a wire brush.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Attention during and after welding:

It is essential to protect yourself properly: welding mask, gloves and apron.
When stitching the cord, hot slag is frequently thrown on the hands.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

A single welder's hammer, scale shattering hammer.

Two beginner welds ... can do better ... they are real collages, carbon not removed, bubbles and ugly look of the weld.

Soudure de débutant avec trou
Soudure de débutant vilaine couleur du cordon de soudure

Two beautiful welds with pretty colors ... welds that hold even if the second is not completely cleaned.

Belle soudure faite de 3 cordons
Beau cordon de soudure régulier
Toit en ardoises anciennes le travail d'un couvreur

Estwing: beauty, efficiency, durability, balance.


The most durable hand tools have been made since 1923, by the Estwing family.
The Estwing material .... a quality benchmark for nail tools for the woodworking industry.
The tools are forged in one piece from very high quality steel. The molded nylon or crimped leather handles are made by a process that allows for a very long service life.

All tools with nylon handles are now produced with the new Estwing shockproof system. The reduction of vibrations due to impacts and transmitted in the handles of the tools is the best solution on the market.

The Estwing E3-WC Welding hammer, Pitting hammer.
With glued and molded vinyl grip with "Shock Reduction Grip®" system that offers maximum comfort and durability while reducing vibrations caused by impacts.
The Welding Chipping Hammer