ASME B107.53 pdf download Ball Peen Hammers: Safety Requirements
This Standard provides performance and safetyrequirements for bal] peen hammers. Ball peen hamunershave a striking face on one end of the head for use instriking punches and chisels, and a ball peen on theopposite end for use in riveting, shaping, and straightening unhardened metals This Standard is intended toserve as a guide in selecting, testing, and using thehand tools covered herein lt is not the purpose of thisStandard to specify the defails of manufacturing.
This Standard is also intended to serve as a guide forthe development of manuals and posters and for trainingpersonnel to work safely.This Standard may be used as a guide by state authorities or other regulatory bodies in the formulation of lawsor regulations, It is also intended far voluntary use byestablishments that use or manufacture the tools covered. The methods employed to ensure compliance withthis Standard shall be determined by the proper regulatory or administrative authority.
The foilqwing is a list of publications referenced inthis Standard.
ANSI Z87.1-1989(R1998), Practice for Occupational andEducational Eye and Face ProtectionANSI Z535.4-1998, Product Safety Signs and LabelsPublisher: American National Standards Institute(ANSl), 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
ASTM E 18-00, Standard Test Methods for RockwellHardness and Rockwell Superficial Hardness ofMetallic Matenals
Publisher: American Society for Testing and Materjals(ASTM)100 Barr Harbor Dnive.West ConshohockenPA 19428-2959
Guide to Hand Tools – Sclection, Safely Tips, ProperUse and CarePublisher: Hand Tools lnstitute (HTI) 25 North Broad.way. Tarrytown,NY 10591
SAE J1703-JAN95, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid
Publisher. Society of Automotive Engincers (SAE)400Commonwealh Drivc,Warrendale,PA 15096-0001
See Fig. 1 as applicable.
ball peen: the rounded portion of the hammer headdirecty opposite the striking face.
bell: the portion of the hammcr head directly behind thestriking face.
chamfer; the bevel or cquivalent radius encircling theperimeter of the striking facc.
equipalent: indicating altemate designs or features thatwill prcwide an equal degree of performance and safety eve. an opening or aperture located between the ballpeen and striking face into which the handle is inserted.if the handle is separate.
hammterhead: the portion of the hammer exclusive of thehandle.
handle: the portion that protrudes from the hammer headand by which the tool is held.
handle grip: materia] sccurely attached to the grip endof some styles of harruner handles.
hardness: the condition of the hammer head resultingfrom heat treatment.
necks: the portions of the hammer head located betweenthe bell and the eye, and the ball peen and the eyc.
safety messge the information imprinted on or affixedto the hammer to promote safety.
shal!: indicates mandatory requirements of thisStandard.
shorfd: indicates if a provision is of an advisory natureor is stated as a recornmendation.
sides (or cherks): outside surfaces of the hammer headon either side of the eye located between the two necks.
spalling: chipping or separation of material
striking face: the portion of the hammer head, exclusiycof the neck, bell, and chamfer, located on the side of theeye opposite from the ball peen.
strikinig face croun: the convex shape or radius of thestriking face.
top of han:mer: the portion of the hammer directly opposite the handle.
wedged hartrer: a hammer that has the handle securedto the hammerhead by inserting a device to expand thehandle within the eye.