Not again: bending over and over again to pick up the hammer from the floor – even though your back is already killing you. We have put an end to that! Because our SIMPLEX soft-face mallets and SIMPLEX sledge hammers have literally put the problem on its head. Thanks to their new insert with stand-up, a myriad of users, e.g. in the gardening and landscaping sector, can now breathe a sigh of relief – and finish their work with less strain on their backs.  

A challenge that has proved daunting for generations of students at the gym is a cinch for the SIMPLEX hammer: the headstand. They excel at this exercise because of the ingenious shape of their new insert. “Work tasks such as paving, curbstone setting or building fences and scaffolding are taxing enough already and require that the workers use the strength of their whole body. Considering the exertions associated with these types of work, the added strain exerted on the back by bending over endlessly to pick up the hammer should be avoided wherever possible. This is why we developed our new insert with stand-up for our SIMPLEX soft-face mallet and the SIMPLEX sledge hammer. The clever shape lets the hammer to stand firmly on its head, making it a breeze for the user to grab the wooden handle sticking up from the floor", explains Volker Gernth, Sales Director Hand Tools at Erwin Halder KG.

Crafted from the Halder’s tried-and-trusted rubber composite, the new insert is a particularly good choice for gardening and landscaping, paving, curbstone setting, masonry and stairs setting, fence, scaffolding, tent and prefabricated-house construction, carpenter's work as well as maintenance and repairs. Medium hard and odourless, the insert possesses low-wear and impact-cushioning characteristics. Erwin Halder KG offers it with a size of 60 mm in the SIMPLEX soft-face mallet with cast steel housing and high-quality wooden handle in combination with all available inserts – from TPE-soft to soft metal. In the SIMPLEX sledge hammer, the new insert is available in combination with superplastic, TPE-soft and rubber composite with and without stand-up.

“The SIMPLEX soft-face mallet principle – based on which all components can be exchanged separately – makes it possible to retrofit existing SIMPLEX hammers with the insert including stand-up and a diameter of 60 mm”, adds Volker Gernth.