I don't frame professionally, I own two titanium hammers 14oz curved hickory handle and a 15oz ti-bone.Joemack1 said:I had a question, if you didn't frame houses for a living would you still own a titanium hammer or wood you go with steel
:no: nail what?THe heads are huge don't they get in the way and make it hard to nail
haven't really had a problem with it, I enjoy hand driving nails occasionally. I uses the 14 for trim and finish work, 15 for framing and pretty much what I carry daily. I have hip problems so any weigh I can drop off my bags I'll take it.Joemack1 said:THe heads are huge don't they get in the way and make it hard to nail
Sort of a tough question. I've done a lot of framing, but am not a framer and don't do it for a living. But when I'm framing (new construction), I use a stiletto framing hammer. With framing hammers, length is their biggest asset, and their biggest limiter for other stuff.if you didn't frame houses for a living would you still own a titanium hammer or wood you go with steel
feels good on the elbow especially when you hand nail everything.Joemack1 said:we do every part of construction besides the major framing jobs and we hand nail almost everything the owner thinks you get better quality. I don't agree but he signs my check. just was curious how titanium would hold up
I do a lot of hand nailing. Not just for temporary stuff.:no: nail what?
Honestly who really nails anything with a hammer?
This is all I use a hammer for, and I got the tibone because it's light. Temporary stuff that you don't want to sink. Roof jacks, pump polls. Some siding. Smashing wood into places. Grabbing wood with the claw, demo
I actually stopped framing full time years ago. Now I can find myself doing anything from framing, siding, kitchens, trimwork, decks... I carry one of these every day. I picked it up on a special for $2.99. I broke the first one pulling a gun spike out of a floor joist. Good thing it's got a lifetime warranty.:thumbup:so if you didn't frame for a living what hammer would you carry
Depends what I am doing.so if you didn't frame for a living what hammer would you carry
I use a 20oz eastwing smooth face from time to timeDepends what I am doing.
Estwing 20, smooth face would probably be my starting point. As those are widely available here. As far as hammers go, we are pretty much limited to Estwing, Stanley/Bostitch or Stiletto here. Or whatever you can get from the budget tool stores.
Very nice hammers if you can find them. Ebay is about the only place I see them now (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Douglas-Fin...270?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd50a98e6). My guess is that the company is just selling them there. They make some other versions of that one for trim and framing. They have also gone up in price since I bought mine.anyone have any reviews on douglas hammers