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Old 04-29-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
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I am looking at upgrading my cheap 16oz hammer to a Stiletto 21oz steel framing hammer or go with the 14 oz Stiletto titanium framing hammer. I am looking for something that is light weight but with lots of power. I am tired of swinging my 16oz hammer.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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I always go back to the Estwing because they keep making them better. Maybe I'm old school. Use it for trim and light framing. No vibration.

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A 24 or 26 oz is a good size hammer the power doesn't come from the hammer it comes from arm.
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Plumb with the wooden handle 16 oz and a 13 0z.
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Who swings a 13 oz or 16 oz for framming
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It's called OMS. Old Man Strength !!
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Then again the best framming hammer is a nail gun
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Go with the Stiletto 14 oz titanium and your elbow/shoulder will love you for it. Have been swinging one of these for years and absolutely love the hammer. It's not just the lightweight but they are balanced very nicely. Spend the $100 and treat yourself. I doubt you will go back to steel.

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28 oz. vaughn rigging axe. Balance and POWER.
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13 oz, just like that little ringing tap sound it makes on those 16p cement coated sinkers.

Seriously 16oz plumb, also use 16 oz estwing and its older, nice balance.

Just for the younger guys, I did use a 22 or 24 oz when I was 22 years old. Then I learned how to nail and went to a 16 oz.
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Who swings a 13 oz or 16 oz for framming
who said it was for framing?

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28 oz. vaughn rigging axe. Balance and POWER.
You and me both. Did you see they've changed the design a little? Hate it.
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Who swings a 13 oz or 16 oz for framming
I do.

TiBone 15

But I try to primarily use my Hitachi NR90AC3 for all my nail into wood injections.



....Who spells framing - framming?
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You and me both. Did you see they've changed the design a little? Hate it.

Just went to the vaughan site. What's different about it ?
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You and me both. Did you see they've changed the design a little? Hate it.

Just went to the vaughan site. What's different about it ?
They put some shoulder on the casting. I'll see if I can grab a pic at HD.
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They put some shoulder on the casting. I'll see if I can grab a pic at HD.
Cool. HD, lowes or menards don't sell them in my area. Gonna have to order my next one. It will be a while though, my axe is for wood and nails only.
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I do.

TiBone 15

But I try to primarily use my Hitachi NR90AC3 for all my nail into wood injections.



....Who spells framing - framming?

So do I.
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I am looking at upgrading my cheap 16oz hammer to a Stiletto 21oz steel framing hammer or go with the 14 oz Stiletto titanium framing hammer. I am looking for something that is light weight but with lots of power. I am tired of swinging my 16oz hammer.
Lot's of great manufacturers out there.

I prefer Estwing and Stiletto.

Best brands, Plumb, Vaughn, Dalluge.

But I roll with Estwing (will last you forever) and Stiletto (best Titanium hammer in my opinion).

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http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/hammer-53351/
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Here's the best hammer in the entire world. Its so good, you don't even have to swing it because the nails hammer themselves. Satisfaction guaranteed with a full lifetime warranty:
Wow!
An invisible hammer!
What will they think of next?
Must weigh like nothing, huh?
Is that "anti-theft" invisibility?


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