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Old 07-06-17, 06:42 PM   #1
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Due to somewhat infrequent use the two hide faces on my rawhide hammer have become very loose.Does any of you knowlegable folk know how to tighten them.
google threw up only a couple of ideas. I dont really want to put new in as it doesnt get used that often.

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Old 07-06-17, 06:47 PM   #2
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A water soak works in the short term, but let them dry before use.

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A water soak works in the short term, but let them dry before use.

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Thanks for the fast response, Would it be better to bucket it or just leave it outside for the rain and moisture to slowly do the job?
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Thanks for the fast response, Would it be better to bucket it or just leave it outside for the rain and moisture to slowly do the job?
At work we used bucket of water for an hour, then dry overnight.
To be honest by the time they get loose enough to be a problem they are better replaced. Just drill the old one out and push a new one in, they are cheap enough on eBay.

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Old 07-06-17, 09:42 PM   #5
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I tend to wear out my hide hammer before it has chance to go loose I've found the genuine Thor replacements last well.
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Thanks for the advice.
Soaked in a bucket of water and all is well again.
All tight no movement at all.
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I know its a old thread now but the trick I use for loose hammer heads, hides etc... is soak them in glycol antifreeze neat stuff, water works great but dries out fairly quick glycol takes forever,
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