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Eastwood 7-Piece Hammer & Dolly Set is rated 2.7083 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hammer face broke within an hour of use Let me preface this by saying that I am an avid Eastwood supporter and a loyal customer for years. My wife purchased these for me for Christmas 2012, but I just barely got around to my project last weekend. I literally had less than an hour working with this hammer when the head just fell onto the floor. While the price is great, it does not do a lot of good if the product cannot withstand normal use. I do understand that it is out of the warranty period by two months, but it is a hammer! I'm sorry that Eastwood has to see this posting on a product with their name on it. I'm going to have to think twice before getting Eastwood brand again.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh,,, not sure. I purchased this set while they were on sale. This is my first "professional" hammer and dolly set. My current set is a low $$ set, so maybe I'm expecting too much. Like Steve D said, getiing them in and out of the foam is a chore. The ground finishes on all the tools is where I have a major problem. These are not precision ground. The dollys and hammers have low spots in them that I see potentially being a problem when you're trying to smooth metal. I expected a nice even flat/rounded/curved surface on each tool and they don't have it with waves on the surfaces. However, I briefly used a hammer and it did have a nice balance to it. I haven't decided if I'm keeping the set yet or returning it.
Date published: 2012-03-09
Rated 0 out of 5 by from Good product for the beginner or hobbyist I have been doing body work professionally for years and needed to replace the hammers for home use. I brought this set and have been very satisfied with the quality and fit in the hands. The hammers seems a little light but it still gets the job done. The quality of the dolly's are of good grade and have all the combinations needed to fit the curves and flat to accomplish the job at hand. So bottom line is these are great for straightening metal and shrinking dents (in older cars). If you are thinking of purchasing this set will fit your needs. I'm very satisfied with this set.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised! After reading some of the reviews I was expecting the tools to have some problems, but knowing that Eastwood would stand behind their product, I ordered them. When they arrived I inspected them thoroughly, and was amazed at the quality! The dollies were perfect, as were the hammers! It seems as though Eastwood went back to their supplier and got the earlier problems corrected. And here I thought I'd have to spend a lot of money to get a decent set of hammers and dollies. Thanks Eastwood!
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a nice set for the price I ordered this set on sale price and am quite happy with them. When I attended a Gene Winfield metal working class he recommended them. He did show us how to dress the faces of our hammers to take out imperfections and stressed that this needed to be done on all body hammers on a regular and continuing basis. I'll spend some time perfecting the finish of these before they get used. They are hard to get out of the foam but will go on the hammer rack on my work station so that doesn't count.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Questionable Quality Pretty & Shiney but I question the quality. The shrinking hammer face was painted and the paint had been allowed to sag to one point along the edge completely filling the waffle pattern and leaving a lump of dried paint that will have to be removed before it can be used. Where is the value in a tool that has to be reconditioned before its first use? Is Eastwood becoming the Harbor Freight of body tools?
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not as 'professional' as I expected The dollies' machined surfaces were poor. The curved surfaces had large flat spots and the flat surfaces were wavey and/or twisted. I love my project vehicle and will not subject it to the abuse of a poor tool. The hammers were better, but not great. They were light, but the trade-off is a strange balance point. I do not recommend these at all, but I am sure Eastwood will allow me to return them.
Date published: 2012-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect set for the price This set is made very well, not perfect. Dollys are machined fairly well, again not perfect.I bought these on sale and they exceed all my expectations.As for the box, take out your pocket knife (you do have a pen knife in your pocket don't you?) and cut finger slots on both sides of hammer handles and the dollys.Tools go in and out slick as a whistle! Four and a half stars on quality!
Date published: 2012-11-18

Eastwood 7-Piece Hammer & Dolly Set

Item #11979 Brand: Eastwood

Quality built for the professional tool box...priced for the DIYer's wallet!

Details

Eastwood's 7-Pc. Hammer and Dolly Set...built for pros who demand the highest-quality tools every working day Our R&D Department set-out to build a truly professional-quality body hammer set for craftsmen that's also less expensive than top-of-the-line brand names, and this 7-pc. set is the shining result. It's been engineered to our rigorous specifications using the finest raw materials, including high carbon steel and strong fiberglass handles, giving you the highest-quality tools for general body repair and custom metal-working. (See "Applications" tab below for specific uses.)
Hammers include:
  • Shrinking/Skinning Hammer
  • Cross Chisel Curved
  • Pick
Dollies include:
  • Toe Block
  • Heel Block
  • General Purpose
  • Light Dinging Spoon

About Eastwood 7-Piece Hammer & Dolly Set

These hammers are powerful auto body tools made from high carbon steel, and are precision balanced for optimum impact. Each head is precision-machined, polished, hardened and heat-treated for a lifetime of service and reliability. Strong fiberglass handles with thick rubber grips add unmatched durability.

The three dollies have been designed to work on almost every surface angle and contour. Each is hardened and hand-ground, then tumble-polished, for a smooth forming surface. The dinging spoon is also heat-treated and hand-ground for a straight and level hammering surface.


Applications

  • Pick Hammer – Blunt point for raising low points and finessing character lines. Smooth, general-finishing face.
  • Cross-Chisel Curved Hammer – Curved chisel head provides access to tight inside corners. Smooth, convex face for general finishing.
  • Shrinking/Skinning Hammer – Cross-hatched face for shrinking work on large, flatter surfaces. Skinning head for installing door skins, working high crown areas and character lines.
  • Dinging Spoon – Offset handle and sharp edges for accessing sharp ridges and lines. DO NOT use as a pry tool.
  • Heel Dolly – Works well on larger curved surfaces and sharp inside corners.
  • Toe Dolly – For smoothing larger expanses. Sharp edges for corner work, and straight edges for working flanges. Thin for access in tight areas.
  • General-Purpose Dolly – Cantilevered edges for access to deeply recessed corners and lips. Integral hand-hold and mass are ideal for back-up on heavier hammer strikes.

    Aside from auto body repair and metal work, this hammer and dolly set can be also used for metal forming and shaping, general-purpose body repair, and custom fabrication.


    Contents

    3 Hammers: shrinking/skinning, cross chisel curved, pick. 4 Dollies: toe block, heel block, general purpose, light dinging spoon


    Safety / Instructions

    Always wear eye and skin protection when working with metal.

    Click here for instructions


    Accessories

    31063 Metal-Bumping Book
    11138 Body-Smoothing Hammer
    13146 Trim Hammer
    28241 Repousse Hammer
    31083 Shrinking Dolly
    31222 Slapping Spoon
    20550 Metal-Shaping DVD
    10041Z PRE Painting Prep Aerosol


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