You mean sheathing or decking as in deck boards? I dont use nails on deck boards, but a smooth face is for any finished product, I.e. siding, facia, window and door trim, ect...I thought the decking hammer had a checkered face?
I have never used a Dalluge or Vaughan. I used a 22 oz Estwing from age 13 to 27, then bought a Tibone. I like the Tibone. As little as I use a hammer (I use guns. Usually just toe nail rafters and tack sheeting and add an occasional spike by hand. As well as concrete forms, of course) I could use anything, but I like the Tibone.Ok so you would get the Dalluge 21 oz framing hammer? I have a Vaughan 20 oz hammer but the handle is to short.