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What are the parts of a fencing maul?

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detailed parts of a fencing maul

Fencing maul eye

This is the part of the maul where the handle is inserted into the head.

Fencing maul face

The face of the maul head The face of the maul is the striking surface.

What are the different fencing maul materials?

Cast iron maul

Cast iron maul head

A cast iron maul would be chosen because of its weight. Mauls fitted with this type of head are heavier, which gives the momentum needed to provide a weighted strike to the surface of the post

do not strike cast iron heads against metal or stone Cast iron heads should not be struck against metal or stone surfaces as this may cause the metal to shatter.
Mauls like this one will last a lifetime if used correctly A cast iron maul is designed for use with wooden fence posts. Mauls with cast iron heads tend to be less expensive and provided they are used for their intended purpose only, should last a lifetime.
as aluminium is a more expensive material mauls with aluminium heads are less common

Aluminium maul head

Aluminium is a more expensive material so aluminium heads are less common than cast iron heads.

Mauls with aluminium heads tend to be larger to provide the same momentum as smaller headed mauls. Aluminium is lighter than cast iron. This means that aluminium heads tend to be larger to provide the same momentum as smaller, heavier cast iron heads.
Aluminium headed mauls tend to spring back towards the user The downside of aluminium heads is their tendency to spring back towards the user.
a.j Aluminium heads can be used on materials other than wood. However, because aluminium is a softer metal, if struck against a wedge or point, an aluminium head may sustain some cosmetic damage.

So which fencing maul should you choose?

Its all about weighing up your costs, aluminium is more expensive but is much lighter in weight. When selecting, it’s all about weighing up your costs. Aluminium is the more expensive material but is much lighter in weight, in comparison to the traditional heavier cast iron maul head.
Be sure to have the right tool for the job otherwise you might have to buy again!

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