Hammer Heads coming Loose. Gluing the head or treating the handles is
just a stop gap process you will be doing this very often.
To avoid this from happening one should buy hammers that come with an
installed wedge. Most of the good manufacturers install metal wedges.
We Import several thousands Karat Hammers made by one of the finest
manufacturers in France. The hammers have been provided with a Metal
wedge and all one has to do is to Tap on the metal Wedge with a flat
blade screwdriver trying to drive the Wedge deeper. We do that for
some of the brand new hammers that come from the factory.
Good Hammer Handles have to be made with wood that will soften the
aftershock. Usually this softer wood will not crack when you drive
the wedge. Germany & France produce the best Jewelers Hammers and
their handles last much longer. These manufacturers offer/sell
replacement handles with wedges.