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.