Hammering means to strike blows most repeatedly with or as if with a hammer; to pound again and again. Hammering is said to be as making repeated efforts, for instance to reiterate an aim or behavior. But in case of hammer it means to beat, shape or drive, with revised blows of a hammer, to fasten or build with a hammer. Some times hammering is used to describe about someone who criticizes severely. Hammering also means the pounding of feet on the hallway.
Hammer as a force amplifier
Hammering is mainly a power amplifying process which converts mechanical energy into kinetic energy.
The energy stored in the hammer’s head is equivalent to the altitude of swing times, energy produced by arm and gravity. This is the whole process of swinging. In this whole process of hammering the head is stopped by the force in the target opposing each other. This force is equal to force delivered by the head. Thus, during hammering immense force is not required to deliver a powerful stroke which could split the toughest and hardest stone and make curve in things having steel body.
Effect of the head
For perfect hammering, the high tech titanium head (light weighted) will require less escalating velocity and apply more energy with less arm exhaustion (unlike a demolition hammer) as compare to steel head hammer having same weight. They also come in with the varying lengths of hammers. In many situations while hammering the position of the user should be as comfortable as possible. In circumstances where user can afford enough space hammer of long handle and heavy head can easily be used to apply utmost energy on the target. For all types of hammering, it will become impractical to use hammer with big head. Thus, to attain the best efficacy in various situations, designs with multiple modifications are introduced for hammering.
Effect of the handle
During hammering the grip is useful in many ways. It makes possible the security of user by keeping his hand away from the striking area. Thus, provides an extensive area to its user for holding the grip. Another significant use is that it permits the user to alter the speed of every blow of head as required. The main problem with long handle is that sometimes there is less area to swing during the process of hammering. That is the reason of sledge hammers being used in open spaces, as it has long handles than ordinary hammers used by carpenters.
The second most important restriction is the effect or feel of tiredness. it is said that in hammering with longer handles it is difficult to hit the target with full speed accurately. Most of the time designs presented in hammers are a compromise between cost and efficiency. The longer the handle, the inefficient the hammering, as force is diverted to the wrong place. The shorter the handle, the hammering is inefficient, as it will not convey enough force to the target. Presently, alterations are made keeping an eye the effect of hammering on its user. It is said that after comparing titanium head with steel ones, the titanium ones are more efficient and less weary. The variety in designs and shapes of grips gives this old device a latest and modern form providing ease to users.