Importance of Using a Brass
When using a disc cutter, design punches or other steel tools you should
avoid using a jeweler's hammer, ball peen hammer, household hammer or any other
steel hammer. Using them can be dangerous.
Use a Brass Hammer instead. When you strike a steel tool with a steel
hammer, there is a great
possibility that the impact can cause one or both of the tools to crack or
shatter. This will damage the tool and can send shards of metal flying.
A brass hammer is softer than the steel tool you will strike. Because of
this, the tools won't be damaged. Yes, the brass hammer will get marred
(it is supposed to) and brass can "rub off" on the struck end of the tool, but
this is a small price for safety and keeping your tools in good condition.