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Some hum and harr about spending this much on a hammer. But, for me, I do a lot of hand nailing, so it is totally worth it. If we spend a week of mainly hand nailing, I don't feel it in my arm, as I did with an Estwing.
Well if you've been swinging a club for too many years and your arm and hands are wasted come on over to the Ti side! When I look at how many ways I've wasted money in the years this is nothing and well worth it! Oh I like em so much I have the mini14 and the Framer15
I alway doubted the Ti-Bone, I thought it was just something guys bought as a status symbol. That was until I tried it for the first time.
This hammer is fantastic, and I use it for absolutely everything. Driving 3 1/4" duplex nails, building with Symons panels and Peri form, framing, demo, even digging out dirt from under a footing board; you name it, the hammer will do it. The long handle gives plenty of swing momentum, driving nails easily. I have had absolutely zero issues with durability. The side puller is a brilliant addition, makes pulling any nail, including the ones driven into concrete, much easier. The leverage advantage is superb. My face has spun several times, but reapplying the Loctite and re-cranking the bolt isn't much of a process. It's all included with the hammer, as it should be.
Can you get by with a much cheaper hammer? Sure, of course you can. But the vibration reduction from Stiletto is second to none. I have a bunk wrist, and pounding with a 22oz Estwing all day definitely added to the wear and tear of it. Now, it is a rare day that I have wrist pain. Maybe it's too expensive for some, maybe it is just a symbol of status to others. But to me, it is easily worth every cent.