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What is a fencing maul?

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A fencing maus is a type of hammer designed for driving wooden posts into the ground A fencing maul (sometimes called a fencing mell, post beater or fencing sledgehammer) is a type of hammer designed for driving wooden posts into the ground.
both the head and the handle of a maul are constructed from a variety of materials Both the head and the handle of a maul are constructed from a variety of materials.
Mauls are widely used in farming and agriculture Mauls are widely used in farming and agriculture for knocking in posts of no more than 1.2m (4ft) in height.

A brief history of the fencing maul…

Did you know the word maul derives from the latin word malleus meaning hammer The word ‘maul’ originally derives from the Latin word ‘malleus’, meaning ‘a hammer’.
fencing mauls where originally made from wood with two iron hoops at each end Fencing mauls were originally made from wood.

They had two iron hoops around each end, which were secured in place by heating, and placed on the head of the maul. When the metal cooled, it tightened around the wood and helped to prevent the wood splitting away on impact.

Fencing maul vs. sledgehammer

a sledgehammer is a tool associated with jobs requiring a stricking action A sledgehammer is a tool commonly associated with jobs involving a striking action, however a fencing maul can also be used.
the head of a sledge hammer is much smaller The head of the sledgehammer has a much smaller square surface area, so when used, the striking force is more centralised.
The stricking face of a fencing maul is much wider and rounder The striking face of a fencing maul is much wider and rounder. This helps spread the force on impact over a greater area on the post head.