A New Sibling

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Our family of woodworking mallets is growing. We are excited to announce the newest member, a 16 oz joiner’s mallet. This was known internally as La-Petite as the little sister to our recently released, bad-boy 24 oz mallet. Like it’s brother, it also features a maple head that has been totally infused with acrylic polymer resin and a hickory handle. The handle is about 8 inches long and has nice, wide flaring chamfers which lend a comfortable and secure grip. The infused head is about 4 inches long and only 2 inches wide. The infusing process yields a very compact, dense head that gives increased visibility to your work and a nice balance. One face of the head is thick leather so you can use it for assembly tasks or when you want a softer, more controlled tap. This size mallet works very well for most all of your joinery needs, similar to the 16 oz Round mallet.

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Why would you chose one over the other? Primarily it is one of personal preference and what you are used to. Also, different tasks may be best performed with a different style or weight of mallet.  I have become very accustomed to using a 13 or 16 oz round mallet for dovetailing and detail work but much prefer a square headed mallet for heavier mortising work. This is just my preference. It is neither right nor wrong. We are pleased that we can now offer a choice. Let us know what you think. link to Blue Spruce Tool Store.
Dave

 

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  1. Jack Palmer

    Absolutely love Blue Spruce tools! I have a set of custom mini chisels in York Gum Burl that are fantastic to use. I also have a Blue Spruce “acquire” tool list, and I think that this 16oz. Mallet just moved to the top of that list.

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