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Old 01-27-2015, 09:16 AM   #41
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Best hammer in the history of the world right here. It's the Dalluge titanium decking.
if I was to ever justify buying a $100 hammer, this would be the one. but i'll probably stick with my $25 vaughans
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:14 AM   #42
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14 oz curved hickory handle stilleto for framing and general carpentry

10 oz curved handle stilleto for trim and siding.


estwing 22 oz for demolition and icf form work
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I hand craft all of my hammers from natural materials right here in the good ol' U S of A.



I am also into recycling old materials so I made this nunchaku hammer.

It does take some skill to use effectively.

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I hand craft all of my hammers from natural materials right here in the good ol' U S of A.







I am also into recycling old materials so I made this nunchaku hammer.



It does take some skill to use effectively.



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Have you ever tried to use the nunchaku hammer


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What's trim work...?

I use my 15oz. Stiletto for everything I need; demo, forming, framing. You know, the rough stuff.
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For under $20.00, the Stanley 16oz. anti-vibe #51-942 is hard to beat.

The tuning fork is great for smacking masonry nails...It's also my go to for siding installs as well.

Just feels right in your hand...shame they don't make it in 12 and 14 oz
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For under $20.00, the Stanley 16oz. anti-vibe #51-942 is hard to beat.



The tuning fork is great for smacking masonry nails...It's also my go to for siding installs as well.



Just feels right in your hand...shame they don't make it in 12 and 14 oz

I second this vote, it is comfortable in my hands and it was one of my first hammers and probably will be my last.


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1.TBII for framing.
2.20oz esting for:
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if I was to ever justify buying a $100 hammer, this would be the one. but i'll probably stick with my $25 vaughans
To me a hammer is rarely used these days, so if I'm going to be carrying one around all day, I need it to be "back friendly". Every ounce counts. It's amazing the difference a titanium hammer and catspaw does to lighten up the load.
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To me a hammer is rarely used these days, so if I'm going to be carrying one around all day, I need it to be "back friendly". Every ounce counts. It's amazing the difference a titanium hammer and catspaw does to lighten up the load.
you carry a lighter hammer but a heavier tape measure. 6 one way half a dozen the other. not to mention my bags and belt weigh half as much as your occi set to start with

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you carry a lighter hammer but a heavier tape measure. 6 one way half a dozen the other. not to mention my bags and belt weigh half as much as your occi set to start with
My occy lights are very light. I have to have the tape I use. Because I use something that's heavier than what you use, means nothing. Every tool I use, I try to get the lightest I can without jeopardizing what I need. I have to ask what bags do you use? I'm left handed by the way the occys are perfect for me.

When you say heavier tape measure, heavier than what?

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My occy lights are very light. I have to have the tape I use. Because I use something that's heavier than what you use, means nothing. Every tool I use, I try to get the lightest I can without jeopardizing what I need. I have to ask what bags do you use? I'm left handed buy the way the occys are perfect for me.
nylon mcrose set. weighs 2-3 lbs less than the occi lights. my point was just that I'm not gonna sweat a 3 Oz. weight difference in hammers. I've never felt much difference on my belt between hammers but any days I've used a fat max my bag feels dramatically heavier
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nylon mcrose set. weighs 2-3 lbs less than the occi lights. my point was just that I'm not gonna sweat a 3 Oz. weight difference in hammers. I've never felt much difference on my belt between hammers but any days I've used a fat max my bag feels dramatically heavier
May I ask your age? If your under 35 you just haven't felt the old man part yet.

I even wear these some days and have a laborer wear my bags and follow me around. as gay as those bags look I still wear them. Actually I've gotten Carrhart (spelling?) Since than.
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but that's my point. carry a lighter tape if you're so worried about weight
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but that's my point. carry a lighter tape if you're so worried about weight
But my point is I need the tape for what it is. I don't need a heavy hammer. I can't operate without the tape I use. It wouldn't be practical. I rarely need a hammer or a Catspaw. So there are those tools that I can't substitute and the tape is one of them. So I substitute with something lighter, what isn't important to me. Do you think I should carry a lighter tape and heavier hammer is that what your saying? There are those days I only need fasteners, that is when I get rid of the bags and go to the apron.

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For me, framing (which is most of the time) is the TbII-15 Tibone, general purpose/trim is 20oz Estwing smooth face and demo is a 22oz Estwing framing hammer
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I hand craft all of my hammers from natural materials right here in the good ol' U S of A.



I am also into recycling old materials so I made this nunchaku hammer.

It does take some skill to use effectively.

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What does a drafter need a hammer for?
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May I ask your age? If your under 35 you just haven't felt the old man part yet.

I even wear these some days and have a laborer wear my bags and follow me around. as gay as those bags look I still wear them. Actually I've gotten Carrhart (spelling?) Since than.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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I even wear these some days and have a laborer wear my bags and follow me around.
If I were starting over again, I'd jump at the chance to follow Mike around with is tools and learn by watching him work.

Now if it was another carpenter who was a tad less skilled... There's no way in hell you could ever in a million years convince me to follow some old dude with a mullet-hat and Home Depot apron around and carry his bags .
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If I were starting over again, I'd jump at the chance to follow Mike around with is tools and learn by watching him work.

Now if it was another carpenter who was a tad less skilled... There's no way in hell you could ever in a million years convince me to follow some old dude with a mullet-hat and Home Depot apron around and carry his bags .
Work in the hot Cali sun all day and you would beg me for a "party in the back business in the front" hat. something about being comfortable becomes a priority after age 40 or 45.

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