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ha guys i am a first year apprentac and i had some problems with my old trade tools hammer, i would come home every day and have big blisters across my thumbs and palms.
being enoyed at this hammer i whent out and bought a new Est Wing claw hammer.
i am proud to say that i dont get any blisters any more.
i recomend trying this hammer.
 

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DBELL--Welcome-Hammers are like sports equipment--What feels good to me might make you miserable.

My favorite framing hammer is so old I don't even remember the brand.

Lots of people love their Estwings,not me.


Please introduce your self and let us know where you are from and what you like to do.-MIKE--
 

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I remember the days of being on a large framing crew, where everyone thought the bigger the hammer the better, a lot of young guys running around with 32 or 28 oz. estwing waffle heads.

My favorite hammer has always been a wooden (Hickory) handled 20 oz. Vaughn.

I use it for everything from framing to finish.
 

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You're advertising

I have made a fool of myself many times on various forums, I am therefore including myself in this post.

I think we all should keep in mind that while these forums are for professionals, they are read by many, many non-pros. How many of these are potential customers?

How did I come across on my last post?
Did I slam someone?
Did I help someone with a problem?
Did I try to make myself look important or superior?
Did I add to the knowlege base?

I really enjoy these forums - the help, comraderie, humor, ideas, photos, etc.

Let's keep them helpful.
My 2 cents.

Dave
 

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I agree we should all smile and wave like a prom queen over here, like I do:shifty:

So if the guy has blisters using a hammer and he gets a bone destroyer tool like the estwing, and likes it, the response should be Cool Dude!! Im gunna run right out and get one for each hand.

Or something like if your geting blisters using a hammer its because you havent been using one long enough, your using it the wrong way,or the blisters are being formed from some other act done in private to excess.

Or we could bring in Hammer 101 to include 1. shock..solid steel hammers transfer a lot of that to your elbow resulting after a few years to bone spers in the worn out joint. 2. balance. if the hammer has this you work less and do more. Its all in the snap of the wrist,like a golf club , not in how hard you swing. Example>> The plumb rigg Ax wood handle perfect ballance along with the Heart hammers out of production now because estwing bougnt them out and closed them down <<

And last of all dont use a hammer when framing. It seems silly to put this in but what the hay. Buy a >>> framing Nailer hooked up to a Compressor <<< The days of banging in those sinkers by hand are over. Long over.

J.
 

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I took a 20oz Estwing full on to the thumb about 12 years ago. Bright boy that I am, I whamed the thumb right away against the joist I was putting in. Even wrapped in paper towel and duct tape, it hurt as bad as the hit! You know their bad when you hear bone break and splat comes out from under the nail. Ya, wooden frame hammer from then on.

God made the Bostich!
Estwing if from the devil.'

20 years ago, I had an estwing that was run over and bent at the grip, in the right direction! Dam, I miss that one.
 

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If the poster is for real,drift on down below this page,check out the threads on hammers. The estwing has long been known to destroy elbows and sholders its not possible to balance the tool with that kind of handle. And of course the more times its smaked into the plates the more it bends.

Thats all I got far as being a nice guy, its against my nature.
JonMon
 

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Drove more nails than I care to remember with my 22oz Estwing. I keep it now only for rough work.

Get yourself a Stilleto. I got mine with a wooden handle for $100. Worth every penny !! And it drives nails the same as the Estwing. :clap:
 

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John H.,
I wasn't suggesting that there can never be disagreement or constuctive criticism - much the opposite. That would be much too boring and we would never learn from each other. Believe me, I can be as cranky as the next guy.
Go back and look at the posts starting at about #8. That is what I was referencing. I think we can have disagreements and differering opinions and still be civil.
Dave
 

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Go learn some social skills before you post again... :rolleyes:


The kid obviously has a problem, how does ridicule help? The future of the trades will be in the toilet if we dont help the young punks learn...
If you, Fyrzowt or the OP, can't take some friendly ribbing you shouldn't be in construction.

Lighten up :rolleyes:
 

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Go learn some social skills before you post again... :rolleyes:


The kid obviously has a problem, how does ridicule help? The future of the trades will be in the toilet if we dont help the young punks learn...
 
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