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Tips for Using a Rubber Mallet

By: Joe Truini

A rubber mallet is a handy tool for assembling woodworking projects when you want to avoid damaging the surface. However, most rubber mallets are made of black rubber, which can leave marks on wood.

To prevent black marks, cover the end of the mallet with a white athletic sock.

A hammer can be used as a substitute for a rubber mallet by covering the head with a 1” diameter rubber tip.

Rubber tips are available at home improvement stores for use on the bottom of chair legs. Make sure to buy a white, rather than black, rubber tip to prevent black marks on the work.

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  • Ilana Janovich Says:
    July 30th, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you for the tips for Using a Rubber Mallet. This video was very helpful for me, as now I understand I need to buy the rubber tip, so I will be able to use my hammer. (Since I don’t have a rubber mallet.)



  • Margie henry Says:
    March 2nd, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I have a problem with the kitchen floor. I need to take the particle floor up and put down ply wood. Reason I flooded the kitchen. And now it slopes. Do I have to remove the cabinets? What type of wood /nailsshould I use?


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Tips for Using a Rubber Mallet