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What Hammer you Swinging ?

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  • #106804

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, 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 .

    #106807

    SamM
    Pro

    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.

    #106810

    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam 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.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #106819

    Andre_C
    Pro
    Miramichi, New-Brunswick

    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.

    #106820

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, 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. Hmmmm

    #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 S

    #107182

    i have a 22oz estwing smooth face, pretty much bulletproof. and a Husky 25oz milled face hickory handle.

    #108712

    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    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.

    #108745

    TimelessQuality
    Pro
    Central 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..

    --Steve

    #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.

    #108753

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    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.html

    #108759

    SamM
    Pro

    Not sure about the hardcore hammer. I would think that the smooth ring is gonna hit the wood every time.

    #109082

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    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.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #110952

    vos
    Pro
    oswego, NY

    I use a 22 oz. estwing

    #110963

    CrpntrFeak
    Pro
    Globe, AZ

    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 stakes

    #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.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #110969

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    Vaughn Cali framer
    Estwing straight claw for all the smaller stuff.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #110985

    CRSpecialtiesLLC
    Pro
    New Hartford, IA

    14oz stiletto for framing, 16oz estwing leather grip for finish carpentry, 20oz fat max anti vibe for demo and smashing things

    #111006

    Thatkid
    Pro

    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.

    #111008

    22 oz estwing and a 14oz plumb fiberglass for trim.

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