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Old 02-21-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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Titanium Hammer


Does anyone use the mini-14 solid titanium faced hammer from Stiletto. If so is it worth the money? Iíve been looking at buying a couple of new hammers but I donít know if I can justify the money they are asking.
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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i use the 15 and i would not have anything but that hammer. for one the whole head is the sweet spot, for two you get the power of a 24 oz. in a 15oz. hammer. mine was a gift so the cost didnt bother me, but now after using it its one of those things that ill pay to always have.lot easier on the elbow also. i do a few pole barns and driving 60d nails sucked. now it still sucks just not nearly as bad. weel worth the dollar. (my opinion)

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Old 02-22-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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A guy that works for me swears by the 14 oz. Says he wouldn't own anything else.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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IMHO, it kind of defeats the purpose. A lightweight hammer?????
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:39 AM   #5
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its lightweightbut its a 14oz. hammer head that is balanced right so it hits like a 22oz or whatever
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:03 PM   #6
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I have one of the 16 oz death sticks. I agree its something I wouldnt be without. Its getting pretty beat up now, so I am thinking out picking up a Stiletto this time around.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:50 PM   #7
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I had (have) the 16 oz. Deathstick Titanium that was also "beat up". Just got the Ti-Bone 15 and I love it. Took a couple of weeks, but I really would be sad if I lost it.
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And these really feel like they drive the same as a 22 or 23 oz framing hammer? Do you have to swing harder or faster to get the same result?
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I own a 14 oz stiletto everytime I use the hammer it usually goes back into the truck and comes my 26oz Dalluge framing hammer. I cant seem to get use to the light hammer. Im sure I have to give it some more time.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:42 AM   #10
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no you dont have to swing it any different, its balanced better. weight forword.plus the head is bigger than most.
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:36 PM   #11
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Titanium hammers are the best thing to happen to hammers in years. They work the same way titanium golf clubs work. The lighter head allows for a faster swing with the same effort as the steel counter part. Someone who can properly swing a hammer should be able to drive nails at the same rate with either steel or titanium. Now that I am used to swinging a titanium hammer I feel that I can drive nails faster with it than I could with a steel head. Not to mention that I can do it for longer because my arm isn't hurting.
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Keek...If I hit a golf ball staight down as though I was hitting a nial, I woud destroy that ball with my 22 oz you could beat on that ball all day with your golf clubs and maybe bend a shaft. You can not tell me that a hammer of less weight exerts the same force as one that is heavier, not going to happen. I have to agree with the framers starting to use lighter hammers though, the clubs that have been used in years past are just a young guy thing. It is like the story of the young bull and the old bull. To keep this story clean "why swing heavy and hit 100 when you can swing light and hit them all"
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Titanium hammers do not let as much of the power of the blow to get absorbed by the hammer as a steel hammer does. That makes for more energy delivery to the nail instead of lost recoil back into the hammer before the blow is finished. It has something to do with the "memory" in titanium. You can bend a titanium wire the same distance as a steel wire, and the titanium will recover almost to original shape, while the steel will likely stay bent (unless it is spring steel).

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Is the Titanium in the handle or in the head?
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:24 PM   #15
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I've got a ti-bone II given to me as a gift.

The ti-bones from stiletto have a titanium shaft as well as head, but they offer wood handled ones too. First titanium hammer I used was a vaughn brought by a job site as a demo, nice little unit. As far as how it hits so well I don't know the exact reason but go use it and you'll see. Hits harder than you'd expect for sure
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The kinetic energy of an object is one half it's mass times the square of it's velocity.

So comparing a hammer that weighs half as much but is swung twice as fast still has double the energy to impart to whatever it's striking, theoretically at least.

If your swing is a little off due to the increased speed, you'll lose some of the advantage.

If you doubt this is true, consider the fact that a bullet, weighing mere ounces, can go right through you due to it's velocity.
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Not sure how long you have been in the trade but I have been for 30 years and when I was doing concrete form work we all used steel hammers estwings so you would not snap your handle but they are very hard on your elbows if you are using a hammer and not a nail gun you are loosing a lot of time the best hammer on the market is the titanium hammer by stiletto I have 5 of them I use they are nice because after you where them out you can send them in to be refaced and they are much easier to handle the guy with the 28 ounce sounds like a young man give him a few years swinging that rock that will change but one thing to remember they are soft heads so you donít want to pounding on your cats paw to much it will flatten the head they will also replace the handle for you to they never turn out right when you do them your self if you go on there web site they have 21 18 14 ounce hammer and my favorite the 9 ounce cats paw and better prices to
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Isn't the titanium sort of like a dead blow compared to steel?
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Can the human arm swing the hammer twice as fast?
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:33 PM   #20
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That would be my suspicion too that mass is mass. I get your kinetic energy thing though. I have not tried one to be honest, but I do have to be a little skeptical. Now if they made it as a framing hatchet, now that might be something I would try!

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