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CAMERA HAMMERS / ANVILS / MINI FILES

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Many times during repairs you’re going to need a hammer for bending camera parts. This 2oz Brass Hammer is light enough, and soft enough, so you won’t damage camera parts during the process.



There are times you will need a light 2oz Ball pein hammer, with a punch, to remove pins from a camera and broken screws. It's best to not use this hammer on camera parts if you can avoid it. If possible use the brass hammer instead.



This 3oz Rawhide Mallet is handy when the brass hammer is just too forceful to use on a metal surface. The rawhide mallet is mostly used to take out dents on the top cover and bottom cover of the camera.



The camera repairman needs both a steel block and a wooden block on his repair desk. He uses the wooden block when he doesn't want the camera part to be dented/flattened on the back side. He uses the steel block when he needs a hard flat surface to straighten out a bent camera part. This is a 2 inch steel block. The smaller your steel block is the better. Having enough desk space is always a problem. Keep tools small.



This Wood Dapping Block is made for jewelry making, but it also comes in handy for camera repair. Sometimes I need to hammer on a part, but I don’t want a surface pressing on the backside. The dapping block has other uses during camera repair when a steel block is just too damaging to the surface of a camera part. I can't give you all the examples, but you will need a soft wooden block for your camera work. I use several all the time.



I own one of these Hexagonal Mini Steel Anvils and find it very useful for removing pins and reshaping bent parts with a brass hammer when I need a flat surface.



I own a set of these Needle Files. There are needle files on Amazon that cost a lot more, but these well get the job done. I tend to use needle files when the Dremel tool is too aggressive at removing metal from a camera part. Sometimes I just need to remove a rough edge on a camera part, or some corrosion, and the needle file does this job well. There are also times when I'm repairing that a Dremel tool bit will not fit in a tight space, and I end up using a needle file for the job.



This is 3M Wetordry Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Super Fine 400 Grit, 5-Sheet - 9085NA. The camera repairman needs some 400 grit sandpaper for cleaning electronic contacts or for cleaning corrosion off metal parts in cameras. I prefer to use a brass or steel dremel wire wheel, but that is not always possible.