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maddog1 09-10-2012 11:09 AM

Hammers-Low Tech?
 
Which make the better framing hammers. Wood handle, metal with rubber, or those with some sort of plastic. One maker out there is saying their 15oz. hammer delivers the striking force of a 22or24 oz. hammer? And what about the face of the hammer. Should it be smoothed or the one with all the raised squares on its face. :eek:

Hammer450R 09-10-2012 12:04 PM

Waffle heads are for framing, smooth heads for finish, as far as handle its all a personal preference.
Was a framer for 20 years and always had a Cali framer, wooden handle 18" and a 1.5" wide head, straight claw.

mae-ling 09-10-2012 02:22 PM

If the Stilletto isa the one you are referring to I know guys who used them and liked them.
Do a search on www.contractortalk.com
here is one discussion on them http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/ne...itanium-51460/

maddog1 09-10-2012 03:13 PM

The hammer I was looking at I believe was either Stanley or a DeWalt.
I don't understand how they can clain a 15 oz hammer would have the impact of a 23 or 24 oz.? They had noting to back up their claim that I coul see at the store.

Thanks

Hammer450R 09-10-2012 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maddog1 (Post 1007049)
The hammer I was looking at I believe was either Stanley or a DeWalt.
I don't understand how they can clain a 15 oz hammer would have the impact of a 23 or 24 oz.? They had noting to back up their claim that I coul see at the store.

Thanks

A Ti hammer is much lighter but you still get the same lenght and size head as a normal hammer so the claim is probably right on.

kwikfishron 09-10-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maddog1 (Post 1007049)
The hammer I was looking at I believe was either Stanley or a DeWalt.
I don't understand how they can clain a 15 oz hammer would have the impact of a 23 or 24 oz.? They had noting to back up their claim that I coul see at the store.

Thanks

I always framed with a 28oz Vaughan, bought a Stiletto Titanium hammer 10 years ago and have never looked back, they do pack a punch for the weight.

I see that Stanley and others have their versions now, haven’t really looked at them that close but I’m sure the claims are true. I say go for it. Myself, I prefer a wood handle.

If you need a good demo hammer buy a Estwing, there pretty much indestructible, I’ve had the same Estwing for over 20 years and only use it when I need to abuse it.

Hammer450R 09-11-2012 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1007122)
I always framed with a 28oz Vaughan, bought a Stiletto Titanium hammer 10 years ago and have never looked back, they do pack a punch for the weight.

I see that Stanley and others have their versions now, havenít really looked at them that close but Iím sure the claims are true. I say go for it. Myself, I prefer a wood handle.

If you need a good demo hammer buy a Estwing, there pretty much indestructible, Iíve had the same Estwing for over 20 years and only use it when I need to abuse it.

I feel the exact same way...with the estwing in the truck i can get about 5 years out of my wooden handles lol


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