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$2 Mallet Kalispell MT

My favorite chisel whacker comes from my hardware store's plumbing department. It's two pieces of malleable black pipe (not cast iron), a nipple and a reducing coupler, wrapped with a bicycle inner tube for a comfortable grip.

The Home Depot
(406)755-5333
2455 Highway 93 North
Kalispell, MT
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Northwest Drywall & Bldg Sply
(406) 752-2644
160 8th Ave
Kalispell, MT
 
Wright's Kalispell Lmbr.
(406) 257-3625
800 W. Idaho
Kalispell, MT
 
Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
(406) 755-4747
2330 Hwy 93 South
Kalispell, MT
 
Cardinal True Value
(406) 752-4221
2148 Hwy 2 East
Kalispell, MT
 
Kalispell - Auth Hometown
(406) 755-5678
1105 Us Highway 2 W
Kalispell, MT
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9.5-19
Tue:9.5-19
Wed:9.5-19
Thu:9.5-19
Fri:9.5-19
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-4
Store Features
Mon:9.5-19
Tue:9.5-19
Wed:9.5-19
Thu:9.5-19
Fri:9.5-19
Sat:9-18
Sun:11-4

Montana Ace - Kalispell
(406) 755-9701
130 N Meridian Rd, Eisinger Motors
Kalispell, MT
 
Cardinal True Value
(406) 755-5220
16 7th Ave West
Kalispell, MT
 
Western Building Center
(406) 755-6411
1745 3rd Ave East
Kalispell, MT
 
Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives
(406) 755-7427
150 1st Ave West N
Kalispell, MT
 

$2 Mallet

$2 Mallet

My favorite chisel whacker comes from my hardware store’s plumbing department. It’s two pieces of malleable black pipe (not cast iron), a nipple and a reducing coupler, wrapped with a bicycle inner tube for a comfortable grip. It costs $2, which is far less than the price of a turned wooden mallet, weighs 24 oz., which offers plenty of mass, and stands on its head when you’re done. My handle is stout. You might find 3/4-in.  pipe easier to hold.

I prefer a round- to a flat-headed mallet because I don’t have to hold it so precisely. An iron or brass mallet like this is fine for durable plastic-handled chisels, but I use a lighter-weight wooden mallet on wood-handled carving tools.

The reducing coupler doesn’t come with a smooth surface, however. To sand off the seams and lip, I put 60-grit sandpaper on my disc sander, threaded the coupler on the nipple to make a handle and rotated the coupler against the sanding disc. For the wrapping, I cut an old inner tube 24 in. long and tapered one end. I tucked this end under the wrapping to secure it.

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