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Old 06-01-2014, 05:41 PM   #101
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19 oz Vaughan for big nailing 20 oz all metal curved claw with side puller for demo (I'll give 1000 points to whoever knows what brand it is sold as) 16 oz Vaughan for everyday (my real favorite) All smooth face. I drag the faces across concrete once in a while.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:43 PM   #102
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Dang you're fast! I don't have the points to give you though sorry!
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Dang you're fast! I don't have the points to give you though sorry!
haha that alright the blue color gave it away nice Vaughans by the way
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19 oz Vaughan for big nailing 20 oz all metal curved claw with side puller for demo (I'll give 1000 points to whoever knows what brand it is sold as) 16 oz Vaughan for everyday (my new favorite) All smooth face. I drag the faces across concrete once in a while.
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I now have 3 different hammers with these Craftsman hickory handles. super strong, super comfortable shape, and light. and $5 a pop. my latest is with a Dewalt "high velocity" 17 oz. milled face head.
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The Ibeam handle is a weak design.
But it doesnt Matter if that's not where it will break.

If you break that Handle you don't have a clue how to use a hammer.

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But it doesnt Matter if that's not where it will break.

If you break that Handle you don't have a clue how to use a hammer.

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Guy I worked with for a summer couldn't keep a handle on it so he switched to the Tibone. Although he was sinking nails into concrete and swung far harder than the average man.
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Guy I worked with for a summer couldn't keep a handle on it so he switched to the Tibone. Although he was sinking nails into concrete and swung far harder than the average man.
I've been using that hammer for many years and never broke a handle. Especially with the metal protecting the "over strike area" of the handle.

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pulling nails usually is what breaks handles

just sayin'
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pulling nails usually is what breaks handles

just sayin'
If your breaking handles pulling nails is not the hammers fault.

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I've been using that hammer for many years and never broke a handle. Especially with the metal protecting the "over strike area" of the handle.

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I guess you swing like a lady.
I don't consider breaking hammer handles to be unique to being a man. Maybe a boy but not a man.

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I've snapped a few handles pulling nails or trying to pull studs apart doing demo. never banging nails.
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I've snapped a few handles pulling nails or trying to pull studs apart doing demo. never banging nails.
I don't pull to many nails, but when I do I don't usually use a hammer. I use my laborers. They use metal handled hammers and catspaws.

I really don't use a hammer for much at all these days. It's more for banging in a block or persuading a piece of wood before I nail it with a nail gun.
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If your breaking handles pulling nails is not the hammers fault.

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I don't. I was just stating that most of the time that's what breaks handles. I use a flat bar to pull nails, and metal handle hammer for demo.
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http://www.toolstop.co.uk/stanley-fm...0g-17oz-p69357

has anyone used or handled one of these?? Look very interesting, 17oz for the framing hammer size, nail starter, and unique concept on the anti vibe. I had an older anti vibe i hated, balance was horrendous, so just gauging opinions? Also, anyone used a new estwing ultra?? Again, any opinions?
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http://www.toolstop.co.uk/stanley-fm...0g-17oz-p69357

has anyone used or handled one of these?? Look very interesting, 17oz for the framing hammer size, nail starter, and unique concept on the anti vibe. I had an older anti vibe i hated, balance was horrendous, so just gauging opinions? Also, anyone used a new estwing ultra?? Again, any opinions?
picked one up in the store and it was extremely heavy for a 17 oz head cause the handle is stupid. same goes with the estwing ultras and they have piss poor reviews online.
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A thought that might be the case, the Stanley (bostich) anti vibe framer i had was the same, bought it and an estwing framer a few years ago, at the same time. Both 22oz. Every time i picked up the Stanley i had to check it wasn't 28oz!! Very strange.
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just buy a california hickory framer and call it a day.

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