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Old 06-05-2014, 11:14 AM   #121
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I must confess, I have a fetish for hammers and tape measures. About 30+ of each, they are my precious!
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:28 AM   #122
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just buy a california hickory framer and call it a day.
Got one already
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fancy the ultra tho, side nail puller looks handy
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Handled an estwing ultra the other day didnt like the feel of it.
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was it unbalanced? Did it feel heavy?
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I keep switching hammers which is probably why I haven't broke any. Still looking for 'the one.'

I have a Cali framer, curve handled ti-bone and my trusty husky beater hammer. Maybe I should try a straight handle.

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same, i like to keep switching it up to find the 'perfect' one. So far Cali framer is excellent i just worry about the handle every time i go to pry something.
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same, i like to keep switching it up to find the 'perfect' one. So far Cali framer is excellent i just worry about the handle every time i go to pry something.
then you replace the handle for $5.
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then you replace the handle for $5.
and a couple of hours you could spend making money instead...
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and a couple of hours you could spend making money instead...
if by that you mean 30 minutes after work when you'd be watching TV anyway, then yes.
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and a couple of hours you could spend making money instead...
Hours?

Are you felling the tree? Milling it? Whittling it by hand? Then replacing?

20 minutes and 3 beers. Whichever comes first.
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Hours?

Are you felling the tree? Milling it? Whittling it by hand? Then replacing?

20 minutes and 3 beers. Whichever comes first.
Drive somewhere and find a handle that fits, unless you happen to stock them by the dozen...
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Drive somewhere and find a handle that fits, unless you happen to stock them by the dozen...
Or order a direct replacement from the company, have someone deliver it to your door, and then 20 minutes and 3 beers.

Before you say it, yes, you will not be able to use that hammer for a time, but any self-respecting carpenter has a stash of spares to use while they wait for delivery.
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Or order a direct replacement from the company, have someone deliver it to your door, and then 20 minutes and 3 beers.

Before you say it, yes, you will not be able to use that hammer for a time, but any self-respecting carpenter has a stash of spares to use while they wait for delivery.
now it's no longer a $5 handle
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now it's no longer a $5 handle
Then throw it away and use an old one.
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Drive somewhere and find a handle that fits, unless you happen to stock them by the dozen...
ace hardware, sears, and dozens of mom and pop hardware stores around here stock hickory handles. the very few times I've snapped a handle I grabbed another hammer out of the truck to use the rest of the day. stopped on the way home from work for 5 minutes and grabbed another handle for $5
then spent 20 minutes cutting the old one off and putting the new one on. you spend a lot more "time you can spend making money" nitpicking other people's tool preferences/purchases.

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I'd love to break my Stiletto's fiberglass handle, I'll never find a reason to go to the TiBone otherwise. Must. Have. Cool. Stuff.

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was it unbalanced? Did it feel heavy?
Its hard to explain. just didnt care for the shape and the way it felt in my hand. Maybe I'm just a weirdo..
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You can buy 6 packs of handles from amazon... two might be semi ok to use the rest are kindling but ok to me for $20.
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think a might stick with my Cali framer til november, in going on holiday to Florida, so will get a hammer or three when in over, inc a ti bone methinks. Cheapest i can get them here is 220, which works out $367!!!

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