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Old 06-25-2020, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hammer Time.


What’s your go to framing hammer and anyone remember that estwing weight forward monstrosity. Reading Larry Hauns book at the moment the bit where a union guy cut his handle down and he went home and put w longer handle on it got me. Just ordered a estwing big blue 25oz hammer grip died on the 24 I had.
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28oz Smooth face Estwing since 1987, go to for just about everything nail driving wise. Oddly I can drive finish nails better with that than lighter hammers.

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That odd I guess it’s just what your used to some guys use the side of the hammer when beating on a chisel I’ve noticed as well I’ve just order that big blue which is prettt similar just a bit longer and a wider face. Those titanium hammer are snazzy but that’s a lot of beer money
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Vaughn 20oz, smooth face, fiberglass handle, for the last almost 30 years. Been through several of them.
Only hammer I've ever used.

Someday I'll try out one of the titanium ones. Old dogs can learn new tricks. Of course I hardly hand drive anymore and rarely wear the bags.
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Both my hammers are Stilettos. Finish hammer is a 10 oz. with axe style hickory handle. Framer is a 16 oz. with axe style hickory handle Ė milled face.

Iíve had both for probably 15 years. Wrap both handles with hockey tape Ė they are slippery - especially when itís cold.
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I have a 14 oz. Stiletto that Unger gifted to me. It was milled, but he ground the milling off.

I love it. The long handle works for reaching things to tap in place and it hits like a sledgehammer.

I'll be looking at the 10 oz. for a vinyl siding job we have coming up.

I have used the 16 oz. Estwing finish hammers for years. For everything from finish to framing to concrete work. Perfect for vinyl siding.

The 10 should be easy to swing fast.

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Those titanium onse are an investment for sure but if your hand driving a lot of nails as well as it swinging on your rig there worth while. I just can’t put the money down on a hammer
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My new hammer big blue estwing
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I have a 14 oz. Stiletto that Unger gifted to me. It was milled, but he ground the milling off.

I love it. The long handle works for reaching things to tap in place and it hits like a sledgehammer.

I'll be looking at the 10 oz. for a vinyl siding job we have coming up.

I have used the 16 oz. Estwing finish hammers for years. For everything from finish to framing to concrete work. Perfect for vinyl siding.

The 10 should be easy to swing fast.

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I use this one for vinyl siding. I like it.


https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-1...135X/203516019
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I have a t-bone on me everyday changed out the head to smooth a few years back. Was a Christmas bonus from my old framing partner.
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Old 06-26-2020, 09:34 PM   #11
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when i started i used a short handles, (just how it was then), vaughn 28 & 32 oz waffle head framers.

then i used a long handle riggin' axe for awhile...

then the Hart hammers came out & i was sold....

wish we had the stiletto hammers back then.

i have half a dozen stilettos or so, REALLY like them...

the Martinez framer is an awesome animal....

i do like my old estwing 16oz leather handle for finish, although the little stiletto is very cool...
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I'm using a Martinez. Only because I got it like that. Lol


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I swung a California Framer for many years.

Before that it was a Vaughn 28oz.


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Re: Hammer Time.


Black Diamond 28oz hangs in my bags most days. Stainless head. Nice hammer and pricey.

Got an old Hart 28oz framer, from back when Hart was really Hart.

Don't let anyone touch that one.

Got a 23oz Vaughn smooth face, for decking and siding.

16oz fiberglass electricians hammer.

20 something oz with a smaller smooth face. Great for drywall.

Couple single jacks.


I use nail guns mostly.
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Re: Hammer Time.


My go to is the Vaughn 23oz. ax handle milled face.
I do have a hammer for everything
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I run a Ti-Bone 15 oz and picked up a Martinez M1 red & black. I like the Ti-Bone best. I don't use a hammer too much for nailing.....more for adjusting something's location or attitude
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I run a Ti-Bone 15 oz and picked up a Martinez M1 red & black. I like the Ti-Bone best. I don't use a hammer too much for nailing.....more for adjusting something's location or attitude
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Those titanium onse are an investment for sure but if your hand driving a lot of nails as well as it swinging on your rig they're worth while. I just canít put the money down on a hammer
Unlike you guys in the UK, we have to pay a lot out of pocket for medical and physical therapy so it's actually cheaper to buy a fancy hammer than take the abuse and inevitable injury.
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These are mine. I donít full-time frame anymore so my stable has been reduced to my favs.
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when i started i used a short handles, (just how it was then), vaughn 28 & 32 oz waffle head framers.
then i used a long handle riggin' axe for awhile...
then the Hart hammers came out & i was sold....
wish we had the stiletto hammers back then.
i have half a dozen stilettos or so, REALLY like them...
the Martinez framer is an awesome animal....
i do like my old estwing 16oz leather handle for finish, although the little stiletto is very cool...

Those stiletto onse are lovely but the guy who did those does the Martinez stuff which is another level and you can prolong the life and fix it with new parts which is cool but the estwing even in the U.K. are a heritage tool everyone’s had one there still a great tool new aluminium one is a bit rubbish but there normal onse are great bought all the men in my family a 20oz leather handle one like yours great gift

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