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A flatter isn't a hammer, it's a set tool. Set it on your work and strike with a hammer. Flatters are for smoothing rough hammer texture on a workpiece. Because there are 3 moving parts involved (flatter, work, hammer) you need either a striker or a holder. A power hammer counts as a striker if the flatter is shaped the right way.

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Really heavy set tools need to be hit really hard to transfer the effort. Really large contact areas need to bit hit really hard to do much work. If this is both, you might not be able to do much with a hand hammer. Possible alterations if it doesn't work the way you want: Get a friend with a sledge hammer, or reduce the weight (trim the struck end where it mushrooms), or dress it to a curve or less contact area.

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