thinks of a hammer, they usually have visions of when they missed the head of
the nail and hit their thumb instead, ouch, that’s a painful thought! Using the
right tool for the right job is easy to say but when the moment comes up to go
grab the hammer, you usually grab whatever is nearby.
are a variety of hammers to choose from, not everyone thinks of the other side
of the hammer, the claw or pointy end, not to mention the handle itself. Buying
a cheap hammer is not really cheap, it can actually be quite an expensive
liability if the head were loosening and fly off or the grip became slippery,
you get the idea.
One of the
very first important processes in the manufacturing of a hammer is the
controlling the temper or degree of hardness of the hammer head. When you strike the head of a nail you don’t
want anything breaking off and injuring someone. A quality hammer contains a
high level of carbon steel, then to achieve the proper hardening the metal goes
through a heat treating, this process increases its hardness and reduces its
Straight-Claw Rip Hammer
This hammer is forged as 1-piece solid steel. It has a
bonded and molded on Shock Reduction Grip that reduces shock up to 70% and will
not come off. The straight-claw serves as a mini-axe to split wood. This is a
favorite of Carpenters over the Curved-Claw hammer.
Curved-Claw Rip Hammer
Similar to the Straight-Claw Rip Hammer, this tool primarily used for pounding and/or extracting nails.
Fiberglass Claw Hammer
This basic hammer is a tool that should be in everyone's toolbox! With its comfortable grip and long lasting fiberglass handle, make it good choice for the everyday DIY’er.
Double-Face Soft Hammer
This hammer is well suited for assembling furniture, setting dowels and handling wood projects that require non-marring blows. The hammer features two distinct types of heads, one soft and one hard to accommodate versatile jobs.
Dead Blow Rubber Handle Hammer
Helpful in minimizing damage to the struck surface and in controlling striking force with minimal rebound from the striking surface.
The head on this hammer typically weighs from 20 to 32 ounces. Heavy heads, longer handles and milled faces allow for driving large nails quickly into dimensional lumber.
The head on this hammer tells you it means business! There is nothing electric about this Drilling Hammer, the person using it provides the energy. The head typically weighs between 2 to 4 pounds and its ideal for striking cold chisels, brick chisels, punches, star drills, spikes and hardened nails.
The smooth ball-type head of this hammer is designed for striking chisels and punches and for riveting, shaping and straightening unhardened metal, a must for any metal worker.
Ideal for demolition projects and breaking of concrete and
rocks. Sledge hammers can weigh from 8 to 16 pounds and the handles can be up
to 36” long.