Slappers are one of the most versatile tools used in metal shaping. A roughing tool primarily, aid in putting crown shape in larger panels by naturally stretching the panel as you concentrate the large face of the slapper on the sheet in conjunction with a shot bag. Unlike mallets and hammers, the large face of the slapper does not leave the denting and surface roughness that a hammer face would. By adding more curve to a flat-faced slapper you can add more 3-dimensonial shapes or complex forms to your panel. A real plus of the slapper is the edge shaping feature that the larger slapper face provides when you want to create cowling edge radius’s or transfer shape from T-Dollies, handle & jumbo dollies, to your panel form.
The raking motion of the slapper face over the forming piece allows your sheet to be accurately formed with virtually no surface deformation.These slappers are made from grade A select midwestern grown hard maple for toughness, stiffness and durability. With an ergonomically designed grip area, the hand and wrist are positioned in a neutral and natural condition. Finished with protective oil that resists staining and guards against moisture penetration. 4 different shapes: gentle, medium, flat, and radius face. The new thinner cross-section of 2-1/4” allows working a tighter radius in more confined areas.
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