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Old 07-21-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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Just curious if anybody's Ti-bone has an irritating ping every time you hit a nail.... some days it doesn't bother me too much but other days it drives me up the wall.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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Just curious if anybody's Ti-bone has an irritating ping every time you hit a nail.... some days it doesn't bother me too much but other days it drives me up the wall.
When it stops pinging, it is most likely fractured and should be replaced.

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I've had a 14 ounce wood-handled Stiletto for years already and I've never noticed any noise in it, maybe the wood handle deadens it....
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I've had a 14 ounce wood-handled Stiletto for years already and I've never noticed any noise in it, maybe the wood handle deadens it....
Absolutely. I think the ring is found in hammers with all metal construction. My Estwings always had that ring too. I went back to fiberglass handles. My hammer is rarely used for anything more than nudging things into place to be gunned together, so a 25 dollar vaughan is more than sufficient.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:39 AM   #5
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I just bought one about a month ago. I love that thing. It does have a bit of a ring to it, but I have heard that if you apply some loc tite to the bolt threads and torque it to the proper tightness the sound should go away(about 10 lbs, I think. Check me on that.)

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I'd agree that the head is probably installed wrong. Titanium doesn't ping, that's why it's more efficient than steel and you get away with a lighter hammer. The steel face might be pinging if it's loose however. Mine will ping a little when the face gets loose.
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Never heard a TiBone that didnt ping. Make sure the face bolt is tight. Expensive when they get loose and you strike a beam or hammer...
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Thanks for all the input guys... i'm loving it otherwise.
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All titanium hammers make that annoying "POINK" noise.
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When it stops pinging, it is most likely fractured and should be replaced.
my steel hammer doesnt ping yet?
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I'd say it was the steel face not being seated properly.

Maybe not a manufacturing defect?

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