HAMMERS

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  • #4826
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hello again 🙂

    Just wondering which hammers you use or prefer using?

     

    #4827
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Warrington Pattern Cross Pein Hammer
    Japanese Chisel Hammer, a small brass plane adjusting hammer, and that’s about it for hammers I use in my woodwork. I have a claw which I use for jobs around the house.

    #4828
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Nice one Ken 🙂  I use a combination of variously hefted Warrington cross pein and claw hammers, but was rummaging through my grandad’s old tool chest and tripped over an old 16oz Lancashire pattern cross pein hammer with beautiful balance and heft.  I tend to use it for much of my light/medium sized pinning and nailing work and it’s a bit of a blast from the past as I fondly recall my grandad putting it to good use as he worked. 🙂

    #4829
    Dave
    Participant

    Estwing claw hammers.  Metal handles never need replacing.  I have a estwing panel hammer for use as a mallet as well.

    -Canada

    #4832
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Excellent choice in hammers Dave.  Stanley used to be the brand to use here years ago, but their “Steel master” hammers had a nasty habit of casting their grips or the metal ferul at the base of the head would sometimes release.  I think I was still apprenticing when  Estwing came onto the scene and they seemed to sweep the board in terms of the number of craftsmen buying and using them.  Firstly their leather bound handles (Which conform beautifully to an individual’s grip as they wear-in, but the leather washers unfortunately loosen over time) and then they introduced their blue “shock reduction grip”.

    My set of Estwings vary between 16oz – 20oz – 22oz – 24oz – 28oz and 30oz in framing, rip and claw patterns and they’re a joy to use. 🙂  My son is currently using my old Estwings, as I replaced them fairly recently. 🙂

    #4834
    Brent Ingvardsen
    Participant

    I use a Warrington cross peen or a Stanley antivibe.

     

    Brent

    Meridianville, Alabama, USA

    #4835
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Stanley’s Antivibes  look like decent hammers Brent 🙂

    #4836
    Thom Edwards
    Participant

    Can anyone suggest a brand for a good 10 oz (or thereabout) Warrington pattern or other joiner’s/cabinetmaker’s style hammer? Due to my location I don’t have the luxury of having places (without a substantial journey) where I can actually pick one up to get a feel for it , whether it be new or old.

    I’d like to keep the cost relatively affordable, meaning the Lie-Nielsen and Tools for Working Wood offerings are not an option. I’ve seen Footprint, Larson and Woodstock on Amazon. Anyone use any of these? Are there better options I’ve missed from other locations?

    I realize this may seem like a silly question–it’s just an inexpensive hammer purchase, but I thought I’d throw it out there to see what feedback I can get. Thanks!

    #4837
    juryaan
    Participant

    I use a Wiha soft-face hammer for my woodworking.

    the black soft-face i use for assembling and the orange face for my chissels.

    Also have a blue spruce mallet wich looks beautiful but i always reach for the cheaper soft-face hammer.

    For general carpentry i have a 16 and 20 oz stanley claw hammer

     

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #4839
    Brent Ingvardsen
    Participant

    I have two of the Stanley antivibes in a 16 & 20 oz. they are really good hammers.

    Meridianville, Alabama, USA

    #4840
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Japanese pattern claw hammer for general carpentry.  Small japanese hammer for tacks, brads & small finishing nails.  The mallet is the new addition and I’m enjoying it very much.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #4847
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I forgot this one as it just arrived today 🙂

     

    #4849
    Brent Ingvardsen
    Participant

    Greg, nice cord work on the handles…

     

    Brent

    Meridianville, Alabama, USA

    #4850
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Thanks Brent!  Just another fading art that I’m trying to keep alive.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #4854
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Nice Genno Ken 🙂

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    I have to agree that’s some nice cord work on your handle wraps Gregory. 🙂

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    Hi Thom,

    Footprint are a brand I’m very familiar with and they produced/produce some nice tools 😉  They not too expensive, but high enough quality for professional use, well capable of lasting a lifetime and won’t disappoint during use. 😉

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    Soft faced mallets among my kit tend to be from a brand named Thor and I’ve a small selection with both leather and nylon faces in various hefts.    They’re great mallets to use and I can’t speak too highly of them. 🙂

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