Grooving Iron

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A Grooving Iron or Hand Groover is used to lock together an interlocking Seam Joint as used in Tinsmithing and other forms of sheet metalworking.

Features and Uses

A Grooved Seam Joint is one of the most widely used methods for joining light and medium-gauge sheet metal. Choose a Grooving Iron slightly wider than the joint seam. The interlocking seam is supported on a Bench Block, Blacksmith's Anvil or Mandrel Stake. The Grooving Iron is placed over it and struck sharply with a hammer to lock the seam.