Fretz HMR-6 Single Ended Insert Planishing Hammer
Outstanding Quality in Polished Stainless Steel-You'll Love These Hammers!
Fretz Jewelers Hammers are the original hammers made by Fretz, and still by far the most popular hammer in the growing line of Fretz hammers. Fretz Precisionsmith hammers are smaller than these Jewelers hammers, and Fretz Silversmithing hammers are larger, so for many people, Fretz Jewelers hammers are “just right”.
Fretz hammers are remarkable for two primary features:
Made from African Padauk, a type of Rosewood, the Fretz handle has a marvelous feel, smooth and perfectly balanced. Each weight of hammer has an appropriate sized handle, the heavier the head, the heavier the handle. Handles are usually a dark brown color although some will have a lighter color as Fretz will occasionally source a lighter shaded recycled Asian Padauk. No matter what the shade is, you won’t find a better handle on any hammer made today.
Fretz casts the hammer heads in 420 stainless steel and then hardens them to 50Rc. They are highly polished and available in a variety of shapes and profiles for every metalsmithing technique.
One end is polished steel, the other, replaceable non-maring plastic.
The replaceable head is made of a non-marring plastic. The head is keep in place by a set-screw. Replacements plastic heads are available separately in packages of 3. See part number 137.206A