I'm sure I'm gonna ruffle some feathers here but I'm having a hard time understanding why some people will purchase a $200 plus hammer and then suggest using another hammer for demo work, pounding metal stakes/forms, coaxing lumber into place, or using a cats paw, etc. all to prevent damage or breakage to their hammer. And removeable heads and/or the potential for loose parts on a hammer? I'm sure I don't use a hammer as much as some of you these days but having experimented with some of the titanium models in the past I can't quite feel the difference other than the hammer is lighter than the other models I've used. I've even went to the extreme of pounding (wasting) nails into lumber side by side for comparison purposes to the point that my family thought I had lost it. Even my wife suggested buying a nailgun instead of a $200 hammer. I've always thought that a man does everything with his one and only favorite hammer. Before you ask, I'm in my mid forty's and my own father tells me the guys who are actually using their tools for there intended purpose are the ones in the field using them and not polishing them while talking about them over that d*** computer. I guess those lighter hammers are more pleasureable to carry around though, they don't seem to pull my tool belt down.