I have just received my new hammer handpiece and am looking into how
best to sort out tips for it. Living in the UK, where everything is
pricey, and being allergic to forking out for items one can make
oneself, I am slightly averse to paying ($28) for each new hammer
tip. Am I right in thinking that if I can fabricate something
similar by finding the correct type of screw and then either shaping
it to the correct hammer size for small heads, or brazing on a larger
bit of metal for a bigger head?
Has anyone tried this? If so, any advice on the making of these to
prevent damage to the hammer handpiece? I assume that I should keep
the weight down on the tip to prevent problems with resonance, and
that I should make sure that the threaded part of my home made tips
are fairly annealed so that they bend rather than snap if there is a
problem. Other than that, any thoughts?