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Old 06-06-2014, 04:22 AM   #141
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yeah same here they retail about 390 nz dollars ,still keen to get one prob from amazon see what the hype is about
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #142
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Anyone handled a powerstrike hammer, with the aluminium handle? Looks interesting, although the ten or more replaceable parts just screams 'weakness' to me...
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Never heard of it. I jumped on the band wagon and bought a magnetic jc hammer but the way the shaft was designed I could never get used to it. 40 bucks down the drain and wasted spaced in my little are
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Anyone handled a powerstrike hammer, with the aluminium handle? Looks interesting, although the ten or more replaceable parts just screams 'weakness' to me...
They look like youd be on your hands and knees picking up all the parts during demo, haha..
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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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How true that is and that being the case I don't see the need for a $250 T-bone when any hammer will do......or for that matter a jack handle, pipe wrench, your foot or another block of wood
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They look like youd be on your hands and knees picking up all the parts during demo, haha..
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my dalluge 16 oz finish hammer is my fav as of late. the 21 oz framer is great too, but havent done any framing in about a year...
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picked up an estwing ultra 15oz framer today, smooth face, i know i know, i couldn't help myself. Balance isn't bad, you can tell the weights been moved down the shaft. Should do as a general use hammer, although i feel sad not using my Cali framer. A week or so should help me decide which will be my go to beater.
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picked up an estwing ultra 15oz framer today, smooth face, i know i know, i couldn't help myself. Balance isn't bad, you can tell the weights been moved down the shaft. Should do as a general use hammer, although i feel sad not using my Cali framer. A week or so should help me decide which will be my go to beater.
watch out for the sore elbow though
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watch out for the sore elbow though
Despite having just got this plus a new toolbelt, am saving big time for my holiday in Florida come november, al be buying a ti bone and hopefully some occidental bags then too, this is just to stem the cravings for now
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I've never met an electrician who cared so much about hammers. all the electricians I know carry some cheapo 16 oz. fiberglass hammer (if they carry one at all) since they swing it once a day at best. tibone would be a giant waste of money.
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I've never met an electrician who cared so much about hammers. all the electricians I know carry some cheapo 16 oz. fiberglass hammer (if they carry one at all) since they swing it once a day at best. tibone would be a giant waste of money.
True, i don't swing a hammer as much as others may, but i wish i did lol, i also work with a couple joiners at weekends and i always do as much as i can on my own when i do jobs myself. Plus the peace of mind that i have the best would make me happy lol.
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I've never met an electrician who cared so much about hammers. all the electricians I know carry some cheapo 16 oz. fiberglass hammer (if they carry one at all) since they swing it once a day at best. tibone would be a giant waste of money.
his intro says he has a hammer fetish,i can sypathise i have yet to find the
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Despite having just got this plus a new toolbelt, am saving big time for my holiday in Florida come november, al be buying a ti bone and hopefully some occidental bags then too, this is just to stem the cravings for now
those bags and hammer are top of the line
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Just a quick update, turns out i don't like the ultra, the anti vibe is awful next to a hickory handle. Also, just weighed the two..... Cali framer is marketed at 23oz and ultra marketed at 15oz. However, total weight puts the two hammers only 3oz apart in weight difference. Ill stick with my Cali framer. Cheers estwing for nought lol.
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Just a quick update, turns out i don't like the ultra, the anti vibe is awful next to a hickory handle. Also, just weighed the two..... Cali framer is marketed at 23oz and ultra marketed at 15oz. However, total weight puts the two hammers only 3oz apart in weight difference. Ill stick with my Cali framer. Cheers estwing for nought lol.
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i know, i know lol. i apologise for my youthful arrogance!
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Just a quick update, turns out i don't like the ultra, the anti vibe is awful next to a hickory handle. Also, just weighed the two..... Cali framer is marketed at 23oz and ultra marketed at 15oz. However, total weight puts the two hammers only 3oz apart in weight difference. Ill stick with my Cali framer. Cheers estwing for nought lol.
I kinda like the ultra 15. I grabbed one a few weeks ago.
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To each their own I suppose.
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cut the handle down on my Cali framer today, from 19" overall to 17.5" overall, much nicer to handle i feel, a little lighter and doesn't bang my knee as much as it did before

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