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Modifying badeco hammer mallets


#1

I bought a Badeco Hammer Hand piece and wondered if it is possible to
adapt some of the mallets/points to different shapes. If so, how
would you do it? Also, are there other brands of mallets/points that
work with Badeco hand pieces?

Thanks, in advance, for your help!
Lynn


#2

Hi Lynn,

I bought a Badeco Hammer Hand piece and wondered if it is possible
to adapt some of the mallets/points to different shapes. If so, how
would you do it? Also, are there other brands of mallets/points
thatwork with Badeco hand pieces? 

Since the hammer points are usually made from hardened steel, the
best way is to grind them with a cut off disc or some other abrasive
wheel in a flexshaft handpiece. Try not to over heat them in the
process or you’ll have to reharden them. After shaping them they’ll
need to be polished unless you want a matt or textured finish on the
metal.

There are probably other ways to do the job, but that’s the 1st to
come to mind & it’s the 1st way I’d try it.

Dave


#3

Yes you can re-shape any anvils by simply grinding to shape and you
can buy spares to shape them in different ways to suit your
needs…rer


#4
I bought a Badeco Hammer Hand piece and wondered if it is possible
to adapt some of the mallets/points to different shapes. If so, how
would you do it? Also, are there other brands of mallets/points
that work with Badeco hand pieces? 

Of course you can reshape them. The “blank” point sold with the
hammer is unhardened, so you can reshape it easily. Sanding disks are
a quick way, or files, emery sticks, grinding wheels, etc, you name
it. They’re just good quality tool steel, nothing exotic. When done,
if you’ve made a smaller size point, it will hold up better if you
harden the end. Heat the end, not the whole tip, to cherry red and
quench. Clean it, Then heat, from the back, till the end turns yellow
to dark yellow. That leaves the end hard, but the bulk of the point
softer and tougher.

I’ve also seen people solder a small bit of carbide to the end, and
shape that, for a really durable hammer tip.

Also, you can buy tips not just in the plain blank style, but also
preshaped by Badeco in about a dozen different shapes and sizes. They
cost a bit more that way, but the available shapes are useful ones,
and are already properly hardened.

Some, but not all, of the tips sold for other brands of hammer will
interchangeably fit the Badeco too. The catalogs I’ve seen generally
mention if a tip sold seperately will fit other than the original
brand of hammer. I think the fordom ones fit, if I recall…

Peter


#5

Hi Lynn,

Foredom has recently added 6 new anvil shapes for hammer handpieces.
We’ve tested them and found that they can be used on the Badeco
Hammer Handpiece. Many of the dealers carry them.

Mike Zagielski
Foredom Sales Manager


#6

Genuine Badeco hammer handpiece tips are available either-pre shaped
and factory hardened or in a soft blank form. Since the Badeco
factory pre-shaped and hardened tips are of such a high grade, one
would not normally attempt to re-work them. If you want to shape your
own points, buy the blanks and follow the directions for shaping and
hardened. Instructions for how this is done is found heRe:

http://www.ottofrei.com/store/ottoreport/pdf/badeco.pdf

Our part number for the Genuine Badeco blanks is 134.753

Since Badeco hammer handpieces have set the world standard, all the
other currently manufactured brands of hammer handpieces make their
tips with the same thread size, so Foredom brand tips and Technic
brand tips fit the Badeco. These other brands tips are generally less
expensive and may require a different technique for shaping,
hardening and tempering found with the Badeco instructions, although
following the Badeco instructions will be a good place to start.

Steve Frei