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Curve or straight claw hammer what you use

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  • #202577

    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    So true overanalyze I think DYI also when I see it. You took the words out of my mouth. Maybe there is a good area for it to be used somewhere..

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #202594

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Straight claw only. I don’t understand curve claws.

    #202634

    monman1
    Pro

    All of my hammers are straight claw.

    Member since April 4, 2014

    doer of all , master of none.

    #202636

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Im sure if you ask most trimmers they will say curved πŸ™‚

    #202642

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Im sure if you ask most trimmers they will say curved :-)

    Why is that?

    #202661

    redwood
    Pro

    Well if the curve is to pull nails, most real carpenters own other tools that accomplish that task easier. I think HO when I see them also.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
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    #202715

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Well if the curve is to pull nails, most real carpenters own other tools that accomplish that task easier. I think HO when I see them also.

    I don’t remember seeing straight claw hammers until like the late 80s or so. Hammers before that as far as I knew all had curved claws. They started making the framing hammers with straight claws but I found them uncomfortable because of the weight so I stuck with my “home owner” hammer. πŸ˜‰ I did buy a framing hammer though. Used it when I framed out my garages. Now for that I use pneumatic. Lately I have been using screws to fasten stuff. Less banging that disturbs stuff I have mounted on the walls.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #202716

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    Straight claw here too, and both of my employees use straight claw as well.
    I am with everyone else on when I see a curved claw I think DIY/HO.

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #202723

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Well if the curve is to pull nails, most real carpenters own other tools that accomplish that task easier. I think HO when I see them also.

    I do have other tools to pull nails. And my laborer to pull them haha.

    #202750

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Straight claw here too, and both of my employees use straight claw as well.
    I am with everyone else on when I see a curved claw I think DIY/HO.

    That’s because we bend a lot of nails so we need it easier to remove them.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #202757

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Im sure if you ask most trimmers they will say curved :-)

    Why is that?

    The curved hammers were designed a long time ago back when trimmers nailed everything by hand so the curved hammer got used a lot more back then for pulling nails.

    #202772

    redwood
    Pro

    Im sure if you ask most trimmers they will say curved :-)

    Why is that?

    The curved hammers were designed a long time ago back when trimmers nailed everything by hand so the curved hammer got used a lot more back then for pulling nails.

    Well that does make sense. I’ve used the straight claw since the 70’s. That was around the era where pnuematic nailers came into vogue.

    I needed the straight claw to chip concrete and what not.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #202775

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I use my straight claw for everything including chisel ,nail puller , beer opener πŸ™‚

    #202780

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    i use both a 14 oz and 10 oz stiletto straight claw.. if i have to pull nails i either side pull them with the hammer or i use a cats paw or bar.. when i have to pull finish nails i use a block for leveage

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #202841

    Looks like the straight claw hammer is the type most used .

    Always willing to learn .

    #202859

    I’m a straight claw man myself. Curved never made sense for my purposes.

    #202905

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    I use my straight claw for everything including chisel ,nail puller , beer opener :-)

    Many uses

    #202914

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    I use my straight claw for everything including chisel ,nail puller , beer opener :-)

    They do make a pretty good beer opener….πŸ™‚

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #202919

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    Welcome to BTP alarson566.
    It would be great to see you add a thread introducing yourself.

    http://bethepro.com/forums/forum/talk-around-the-job-site/introduce/

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #202932

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    I use my straight claw for everything including chisel ,nail puller , beer opener :-)

    They do make a pretty good beer opener….:)

    Never tried that. Though sounds like a good option.

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