March 26, 2014 at 9:18 am #106804
cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
I have 3 Estwing hammers 20,22 and 28 oz, They all come in handy depending on what I am doing . Most of the time I use nail guns .March 26, 2014 at 9:19 am #106807
20 oz estwing straight claw. Only hammer I’ve ever really used.
Tried a dewalt mig weld, couldn’t stand it. Same with the Fatmax. Never liked a curved claw at all.
I’d like to upgrade someday. Thinking stiletto Woden handle. Just like the feel of a wood hammer handle.March 26, 2014 at 9:21 am #106810
thedude306ModeratorFoam Lake, SK
another estwing user. 20oz and 30oz Like them both. But I do like the feel of a wooden handle hammer in the shop for light work.
Self employed Pro since 2014!!March 26, 2014 at 9:29 am #106819
I like the 22oz Estwing and the 18 oz Craftsman. For some reason I’ve put away my generic wooden handle. Perhaps it’s because I had it slip my hand after it got sweaty and wet working outside on a hot summer day.March 26, 2014 at 9:31 am #106820
NJBuilderProBrick, NJ, 500,000 HAM
I use a 16oz cheapie. Reason is it seems ever few months it disappears. Like suppose if I had an expensive one I might be more inclined to make sure I always have it. HmmmmMarch 26, 2014 at 10:28 am #106846
Man great thread! I was going to favorite it but I see it’s mine Could I get some favorites form from the crowd
haha I am glad you like your own thread 🙂
I too use just a 16 oz cheapie right now, but I am contemplating how “nice” to upgrade for the framing coming up this summer. It would just be a summer gig, but I would rather make framing a good bit easier on my arm and do whatever I can to make it be a bit faster as well. Any thoughts? Should I consider something like the dewalt mig hammer or move up into a stiletto?
John SMarch 26, 2014 at 9:56 pm #107182
i have a 22oz estwing smooth face, pretty much bulletproof. and a Husky 25oz milled face hickory handle.March 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm #108712
I like to use a 20 oz. Douglas framer for general work, framing, etc…pretty much my “go to” hammer. I’ve got a 22 oz Stanley steel anti vibe that I use for concrete work and smashin’ things. And for trim and siding (if it ever comes up) I use an 18 oz Douglas smooth face.
I’ve got a couple of retired and back up 20 oz framers kicking around in the shed as well…all wooden handles. I’d like a Ti-bone one day, but am super happy with my Douglas hammers for now. I do really like the Dalluge ti hammer though…so that may be in the future.
Lurking Hit and Run poster.March 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm #108745
TimelessQualityProCentral America, (Kansas)
28 oz Estwing (love that ping!) or a 16 oz smooth face for trim work.
Don’t seem to hand nail much anymore, so it’s kind of fun when I do..
--SteveMarch 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm #108751
21 oz. milled face hickory framer and 20 oz. smooth face hickory framer. both husky steel heads with $5 craftsman handles.
just bought a box of 4 estwing 20 Oz. hickory framers off ebay for $25 shipped. made in USA. can’t believe the price. gotta see how they are when they come to my door.March 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm #108753
When I was young and trying to keep up with the big boys on the crew (we were building chicken barns at the time )I used a 28 oz. Estwing. Stilettos weren’t available then that I know of, but my elbow wishes they had been! Nowadays I don’t swing a hammer that much, but I prefer a wood handle.
Here’s one I’d like to try sometime…http://www.hardcorehammers.com/index.htmlMarch 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm #108759
Not sure about the hardcore hammer. I would think that the smooth ring is gonna hit the wood every time.March 30, 2014 at 12:12 am #109082
Here’s one I’d like to try sometime…http://www.hardcorehammers.com/index.html
That hammer does look interesting and I’d like to give it a go too.
A Working Pro since 1988!
Member since January 26, 2013.April 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm #110952
I use a 22 oz. estwingApril 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm #110963
19oz Vaughn Cali framer for framing
16oz Stanley finish hammer
Wal-Board 12oz(??) drywall hammer
23oz Estwing for demo and concrete forming
6lb (unknown brand) for demo and driving steel stakesApril 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm #110965
For framimg it’s a Dewalt 15 oz. Mig welded waffle face. For general purpose it’s the smooth face 14 oz. Dewalt. For trim it’s an older Stanley 14 oz. Then for electrical work I have a cheap HF fiberglass hammer. I’ll have to put them together for a family photo.
A Working Pro since 1995!
Member since March 26, 2014.April 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm #110969
Vaughn Cali framer
Estwing straight claw for all the smaller stuff.
A Working Pro since 1994!
Member since March 26, 2014.April 1, 2014 at 8:14 pm #110985
CRSpecialtiesLLCProNew Hartford, IA
14oz stiletto for framing, 16oz estwing leather grip for finish carpentry, 20oz fat max anti vibe for demo and smashing thingsApril 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm #111006
I have a 25oz wood hatchet handled estwing framing hammer and I love it. I can sink a 16 in 2 hits which is nice because I still do some hand nailing for stuff were an airhose will get in the way and for small bits of framing were I can hand bang it quicker than getting out the compressor gun and hose.
I have used a friends 15 oz tibone hammer before and considering it costs almost as much as my nail bags I just wasn’t that impressed with it. It may be because I am still young and the weight doesn’t bother me at all.April 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm #111008
22 oz estwing and a 14oz plumb fiberglass for trim.
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