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Does anyone know how much hammering force is applied by a hammer drill? Can you shape light-medium metal?
hammer drill...
not much... a couple of pounds if yur lucky...
dimpling maybe....

a demo hammer.. now that's a different story...

this here link
will take you to a selection of hammers and the energy foot pounds is listed along w/ their accessories...
 

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Does anyone know how much hammering force is applied by a hammer drill? Can you shape light-medium metal?
What's your definition of light-medium metal?
How large will the pieces be?
Whatcha you gonna make?
Off hand I would think handling a power tool while holding metal would be awkward. If you are holding the metal I would think a hammer would work better. We need some details, and photos would be nice.
 

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An air powered chisel might. Like a $30 or $40 one from Horror Freight might have on sale. It takes a fair bit of air to run one though.
 
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An air powered chisel might. Like a $30 or $40 one from Horror Freight might have on sale. It takes a fair bit of air to run one though.
I don't recall them costing that much, but yes indeed one would work. They are successfully used in homemade planishing hammers - free plans on the web somewhere, been awhile since I looked.
 

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I believe the operative word in hammer-drill is drill.The hammer action is in a rotary motion. I think you have received better ideas from above posters.
the Bulldog is drill or hammer drill or just hammer...
most of the demo hammers have all 3 settings...
 

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Does anyone know how much hammering force is applied by a hammer drill? Can you shape light-medium metal?
Not sure what you are trying to do. I don't think a hammer drill will work for shaping metal. I use ball peen hammers and and anvil to shape all kinds of metal. There are many kinds of auto body tools available as well dollies and hammershttps://www.harborfreight.com/automotive/auto-body-trim/auto-body/body-and-fender-set-7-pc-63259.html. I also use a press at times to form different shapes too. There are many types of tools available depending on what you are trying to do. I have an Snap on air chisel that I use on occasion that may be what you are looking for here is one at harbor freight. https://www.harborfreight.com/medium-barrel-air-impact-hammer-61244.html?_br_psugg_q=air+hammer
 
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