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The last and only time Toolmonger covered a welding hammer was back in ’06. It seems like this is a tool most people don’t think about — but somebody at Hobart has been thinking about chipping hammers. It may not be a new idea, but they combined two commonly used welding tools — a chipping hammer and a wire brush — into one. Now you’ll have one less tool to hunt for.

The resulting hammer looks a bit strange. It features a hardened, straight head and a spring handle just like a normal chipping hammer, but on the side you’d expect a point, there’s a replaceable wire brush tacked on.

The best price online seems to be $15 shipped from Amazon with $25 or more purchase. A replacement brush will run you $10.

Chipping Hammer With Brush [Hobart]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]

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7 Responses to Chip ‘N Stroke

  1. fred says:

    As you say – this may not be a new idea – and I think your right – as our old combination welding brush-chipping hammers are probably 30 years old (maybe Lincolns) and there a lots of knock-offs – even at Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Welding-Chipping-Hammer-Interchangeable-Steel/dp/B0035JEJUK

    This is a pretty straight-forward tool – and Hobart is a good brand – so it might be worth the $15 – but an alternative might be available locally at the same price.

  2. fred says:

    A bit more looking on the web – suggests that our old Lincoln Electric Hammer-Brushes may be obsolete – although Home Depot sells their hammers. But there seem to be various other varieties of copies out there:

    http://www.thefind.com/hardware/info-chipping-hammer-brush

  3. Damion says:

    I don’t know… that’s the only kind of chipping hammer I’ve ever seen. I’ve been buying those things for years. My dad had them 30 years ago.

  4. Shopmonger says:

    Yes it may not be new, but i like the idea of both being in one handle, i don’t do a ton of welding any more, but i still have 2 rigs that get pulled out every once in a while and i think it would be handy to have a all in one tool…

    ShopMonger

  5. fred says:

    @ Shopmonger

    The other nice thing that I learned today – is that the generic made in Asia – brush replacements exactly fit our 30+ year old USA_made hammer-brushes.

  6. Casey says:

    uh, i got the same thing at HF

  7. Squidwelder says:

    I’ve never seen one of these WITH the brush installed. We have dozens of these on the ship, but never a single brush installed or one replacement brush. This is kind of fascinating for me.

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