Ball pein hammers are extremely versatile hand tools, small enough to fit in your Tool Boxes or Tool Bags and strong enough to shape sheet metal. Our range of Ball Pein Hammers offers excellent weight distribution during use which reduces fatigue, forged and heat-treated head for increased durability and a range of handles for comfort, strength and durability.

What are they also known as?

Ball Pein hammers are also known as;

Peen hammers

Engineer’s hammers

Machinist’s hammers

Blacksmithing hammers

Why would you buy these hammers?

These hammers are virtually indestructible, durable there are care and attention to safety, reduced shock and vibration to help with fatigue plus the ergonomically designed grips offer comfort during prolonged use.

How do they work?

Ball Pein Hammers are commonly used in metal work fabrication and blacksmithing. Peening is the process of hardening a surface by impact. The head of the hammer has a flat face for striking sheet metal, centre punches and cold chisels. The ball face is used for rounding off the edges of metal pins and fastenings, closing rivets and shaping and bending metal.

Head Materials

The heads of the ball pein hammers are forged from Steel or high carbon steel (HCS) but they can have a softer head made from brass. Non-sparking hammers have heads made from copper-beryllium alloy or aluminium-bronze alloy.

Handle Materials

There are many different materials use for handles, ball pein hammers typically use;

Hardwood such as ash or hickory that dissipates shockwaves from the head

Bi-material rubber

Steel: Durable

Graphite: Add strength and durability

Fibreglass: Absorbs shock vibrations

Types of Peening Hammers


Straight Pein

Diagonal Pein

Cross Pein

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Description Price Hammer Type Head Material Non Sparking Handle Material Overall Length Weight Grip Material Claw Type One Piece
RS Stock No. 847-8195
Mfr. Part No.8581880
Ball-Pein Hammer - - Wood 280 mm 200g - - -
RS Stock No. 847-8206
Mfr. Part No.8582340
Ball-Pein Hammer - - Wood 330 mm 600g - - -
RS Stock No. 847-8192
Mfr. Part No.8581610
Ball-Pein Hammer - - Wood 260 mm 190g - - -
RS Stock No. 847-8202
Mfr. Part No.8582260
Ball-Pein Hammer - - Wood 320 mm 500g - - -