Making fine adjustments to plane-blade position is easier with the right tool, and few can compare to the finely made plane hammers of Richard Wile, a hobbyist woodworker from Nova Scotia.
Based on Wile's design, this hammer is machined in our shop to have the same elegant proportions as the original, giving it a weight and balance that feel right in the hand. The small brass head, only 5/8" in diameter and weighing 3 oz, allows precise, delicate adjustments to the blade. The opposite end has a 13/16" diameter face made of Delrin (a strong, rigid plastic) that is belled to distribute the force of strikes on wooden surfaces. The ash handle is 10 7/8" long.
A tool that is as pleasing in the hand as it is to the eye. An excellent fine hammer with many uses around the shop.
Made in Canada.