Sharrow Lifting Products manufactures and sells a full line of lifting slings, rigging equipment, tie-down equipment, and other specialty lifting devices. They need a rugged direct part marking method to permanently imprint a model number and other part identification information on the metal components of their products. When their old hand stamps started to chip and pieces were flying off the stamp when hit they knew they needed to find a better solution fast.
Thad Miller, Sharrow Lifting Products Safety Director, recently ordered a Durable Technologies number set of 3/8" hevi-bevl steel handstamps along with a Safety First handstamp holder. They had some trouble with the first holder chipping (the anvil area that you strike with a hammer) when he was using a hammer from another supplier. Once they started using the Durable Technologies two pound OE hammer all of the problems went away.