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Old 04-19-2015, 04:37 PM   #41
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I'm wondering how he'd feel, if after cutting the guy' hammer in two, the guy took a sledge hammer to a few power tools. I was taught early in life to treat folks the way I'd like to be treated. Some folks, however, never learned that.
As long as he also did what I did and replaced with something better, I would have no problem.

Amazing how from one anecdote you know who I am.

BTW, the guy still laughs about it to this day. Maybe you guys should be in awe with my ability to judge character instead of thinking you are better than me. I made a judgement call on his reaction and outcome and was dead on.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:38 PM   #42
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My biggest gripe with wood is they break easily when doing demo.

That being said I've popped claws off an Estwing before......
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As long as he also did what I did and replaced with something better, I would have no problem.

Amazing how from one anecdote you know who I am.

BTW, the guy still laughs about it to this day. Maybe you guys should be in awe with my ability to judge character instead of thinking you are better than me. I made a judgement call on his reaction and outcome and was dead on.

I wish someone would take a sledge hammer to my Dremel Multimax and buy me a Fein. I keep waiting for the thing to die but the underpowered POS just keeps going.
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My biggest gripe with wood is they break easily when doing demo.

That being said I've popped claws off an Estwing before......
I just had my handle break right at the head. Went in and got a free handle. Damn Husky!
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Who still swings a hammer "all day" anymore?! I still use an Estwing 20 or 22 oz. If I did more finish work I'd probably try a Stiletto out.
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I had a guy show up with one. When I went to lunch I stopped into HD and got the Husky 22oz. straight wood handle framer. Went back to the job site grabbed his hammer out of his bags, walked over to the miter saw and cut the handle in two.

His draw dropped, but quickly turned to a smile when I handed him the Husky.

The hammer is still in my van. I show it to new guys. I don't tell them I bought the guy a nice replacement, but I do tell them this is what I do with fiberglass hammers on my jobs.
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As long as he also did what I did and replaced with something better, I would have no problem.

Amazing how from one anecdote you know who I am.

BTW, the guy still laughs about it to this day. Maybe you guys should be in awe with my ability to judge character instead of thinking you are better than me. I made a judgement call on his reaction and outcome and was dead on.
The bold portion in the first quote above is what gave folks a bad impression of you. YOU said it....
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The bold portion in the first quote above is what gave folks a bad impression of you. YOU said it....
Again, I'm not seeing how you can come to the conclusion you did.

Anyone else that I has heard the story and seen the hammer thought it was hysterical. I bought the guy a hammer that was better suited for the job, wouldn't cause him pain and cost 10x's what his did. It wasn't a family heirloom. It was a brand new $6 discount bin fiberglass hammer.

Here's a better way to understand what I am saying concerning your judgement. I could say that I think you are just a hot head tough guy based on your one response, but that would be unfair and probably not true. I think you honestly read the story and inferred a great deal based on your personal experiences in life. You saw me as a jerk and that's the way you read the story.

And if you didn't read a bit of sarcasm in my post concerning my showing new guys the hammer, it's no different than having a guy run out to the truck for level fluid.
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I wouldn't have thought of doing it quite that way, but if someone working for me is using a crappy hammer (fiberglass, tube steel, whatever) I'd probably buy them a new one (though I'd get them a rubberized handle 20 oz estwing straight claw).
Theres a chance I might have chucked their hammer first.
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I would recommend that 23 oz Cali blue Vaughn. I have the tibone and the daluge titanium. I believe there is no replacement for displacement. I drink the Stiletto kool aid until I had to drive 5 inch and 6 inch nails. BTW buy maze brand nails when 4-6" + hand bangers.
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Guess your lucky it turned out well.
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Guess your lucky it turned out well.
Nope, just good.
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I know it's out of subject but like my first post I going to attend a carpentry course and I need a tool belt (pouch) How about the make Kuny's for a belt for my course is it good?
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Depends on the belt. they make a bunch of different styles at different price points.

I'd say that any Kunys at the 50-75$ price point would do you for a bit. By the time it wears out you'd have an idea of what kind of belt youd want for longer term
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Vaughan 19oz.
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When I started several years ago I was using a hand-me-down Stanley from my father as below.



After a couple years I progressed to a bit better model. It is lighter yet still packs a wallop.

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Hey, I have been doing this for a while.
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When I started several years ago I was using a hand-me-down Stanley from my father as below.



After a couple years I progressed to a bit better model. It is lighter yet still packs a wallop.

Andy.


Hey, I have been doing this for a while.
Yea, but you only do work in the "stone age." Don't you remember? That guy named Dob still has to take us to school and teach us his great wisdom that will put everyone else in the construction industry out of business.

Probably gonna have to get a new hammer.
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Vaughan 19oz.
This! Its hard for me to think of any other hammer that is as multipurpose as a 19oz, hickory handle, California framer! Curved or straight handle is up to you. Buy two, one smooth face, one waffle, use them from framing to finish if you need to, won't kill your arms like Estwing. (I used to use Estwing all the time, loved them! Used to swing my 28oz for almost everything. I and my tendinitis now wish someone had told 17 year old me to use something else....)

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