Set tool

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A set tool is a blacksmithing tool meant to be struck by a hammer, either a sledge or power.[1] Set tools are usually made with a handle to keep the smith a safe distance from the action. Set tools for the anvil, where they are struck with a sledgehammer, often have a wooden handle set into the head in the same way as a hammer. Set tools are sometimes handled by wrapping a thick wire handle around a groove in the body of the tool. Set tools to be used under a power hammer are much shorter than traditional set tools and the handle is usually arc welded on or forged integrally with the tool.


  1. ^ McRaven, Charles (2005), The blacksmith's craft (2nd ed.), Storey Publishing, p. 31, ISBN 978-1-58017-593-7.