Stanley Proto J1332AVP Antivibe Ball Pein Hammer, 32-Ounce
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Rip hammers, more properly called framing hammers, have a fairly straight claw, which can be used to rip apart nailed boards. Rip hammers are often heavier than claw hammers, but they come in a wide range of weights and sizes. Drywall hammers are useful for homeowners looking for help on serious DIY projects. Here are a few factors to consider before buying a drywall hammer. Handle
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If you don't expect to use your hammer for professional or heavy-duty DIY jobs, then there's no reason to spend money on a professional-level tool. Not when you can buy this sturdy 16-ounce framing hammer with a steel head, fiberglass handle, and very slightly curved rip claw for pulling apart nailed boards. Unlike many framing hammers, this one has a smooth face, which is slightly more forgiving, should you mis-swing and hit the wall instead of the nail. You’ll find claw hammers weighing as little as 8 ounces and monsters weighing as much as 32 ounces, but for the average DIYer, a tool that’s between 16 and 20 ounces is best. Go toward the bottom of that range if you’ll mostly use the hammer for hanging pictures and similar light tasks, and toward the upper end of the range if you’ll be doing framing or similar construction activities. A drywall hammer’s weight affects its power and maneuverability. Light hammers allow for a controlled swing, but they often cannot effectively drive drywall nails. Heavy drywall hammers are difficult to control, but they can provide an adequate amount of strength to cut through drywall. Cost
Rubber Mallet: Shaped much like a club hammer, but with a rubber head instead of metal, mallets are not used to drive nails but to add some force when driving stakes or chisels, building furniture, working with upholstery, or similar tasks where you need more power than your hands provide alone, yet you don’t want to damage the surface upon which you are working.
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Club: Also called "drilling hammers," these short tools with two flat faces are basically smaller sledgehammers. Club hammers are great for light demolition, as well as driving chisels and wedges.
A well-made hammer feels good in your hands, and there's a reason Estwing has been a favorite manufacturer of hammers for decades; they know how to build a hammer just right. The E3-16C is a curved claw, 16-ounce hammer forged from one piece of polished solid steel. The handle is wrapped in a cushion of nonslip-grip material that minimizes vibration and helps you hold on even if your hands get sweaty. And it's perfectly balanced for a smooth, easy swing that drives your nail home without excessive effort. This is an ideal all-purpose hammer for just about any handyperson or DIYer, as well as people who like to have a collection of quality tools on hand whenever they're needed. There are different hammers out there, each with a specific purpose, although there can be overlaps among them. Here are some of the most common types of hammers:
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Ball Peen: The head of this hammer has a flat face on one side and a round, somewhat ball-shaped face on the other. There is no claw. Ball peen hammers are mostly used for metalwork.A hammer that weighs too much will tire you out. However, go too light, and you sacrifice strike power. Note that a hammer’s weight refers to just the steel head, not the entire tool.