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Old 01-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone still carry this exact hammer? Is this an older discontinued model from Plumb because the ones I see today have a different style/color grip. What weight would be the best for a one size fits all hammer from framing to general purpose?
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #2
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Probably the most common all around hammer is a 16oz. carpenter's claw hammer. If you can't find a Plumb, then I'd get an Estwing. The picture you have is of a ripping hammer. Handy for the right application, but not what I'd call a general use hammer.
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I don't do a lot of framing, but like a 20oz hammer, love my Eastwing. One of the few still made in USA. No Chineese junk please.
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Metal & fiberglass hammers IMO have a bad shock to them. Takes it toll on the wrist & forearm. I have used Vaughns & Estwigs, both in metal or fiberglass in years past, but I have always gone back to wood. Used to use a 32oz California hatchet framer. But since I have aged a little, this is my go to every day use hammer. Dead On 21 oz Wooden handle. But to each their own.
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Its been awhile since Ive been on here and Ive still not been able to find one of these hammers. Id really like to have one in a 16 ounce if someone can help me out Id sure appreciate it. Also, Malco is showing a hammer that looks identical to the Estwing but has a red grip, does one of the companies make it for the other?
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Even in my old age, I find a 16 oz hammer to be too light.....

24 oz Seems to work the best for me overall.....anything lighter and I feel like I'm swinging all day long.

Side note....my pneumatic nailer does most of the work....
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Does anyone still carry this exact hammer? Is this an older discontinued model from Plumb because the ones I see today have a different style/color grip. What weight would be the best for a one size fits all hammer from framing to general purpose?
You need more then one hammer size. You're not using a framing hammer for lightweight tasks, it's just too cumbersome.
If the Malco fits the bill, why not buy it? You've been at this for 19 months.
It's a hammer.
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I have other hammers and i havent been looking for 19 months, i just stumbled upon my old thread and thought "hey id still like to find that hammer".
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Hammers are like tennis rackets---What works for you and feels comfortable might not work for someone else.

In the old days of hand nailed framing I used Vaugn wood handled hammers 22 oz..

The fellow I work with loves his steel Estwing---I hate it--

You will have to find a hammer with a ballance and feel that is right for you.
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I have other hammers and i havent been looking for 19 months, i just stumbled upon my old thread and thought "hey id still like to find that hammer".
Garage sales.
You might also try smaller hardware store with a slow turnover. They might still have them in stock.
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Estwing E3-16S, 16 oz. ripping hammer. Looks almost exactly like your Malco picture except for grip color.
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I was told by Estwing that they do in fact make the hammers for Malco. Ive always loved my Estwing and Id love to have one with a different colored grip so I could recognize it from the other guys that use the same hammer. Ahh....I like red better than blue!
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