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    Default hammers

    As you all know.. we wouldnt be fabricators without our trusty hammers. I am very picky with mine, they have to be well balanced and comfortable. I have bought 4 kobalt hammers of different sorts and gotta say they are really nice hammers and hold up to the best of brands, and are very affordable. I just bought a 2.5lb blacksmith style and within a few days has become my go to hammer

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    Default hammers

    I love me some Estwing hammers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precision View Post
    I love me some Estwing hammers.
    I've got several Estwing hammers. I prefer them over any of my others. The Estwings that I have use a molded semi-soft material for the handles. I have a five pound Estwing that is my "go to" hammer when I really need to whack something. I bought it in 1971 at a Hardware store in L.A. and it's still going strong.

    Bayweld says that they transfer shock to your arm....If you are using a hammer and you can't feel the shock, there is something wrong. LOL.
    Last edited by Synchroman; 08-25-2013 at 09:10 AM.
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    Yep, I have a few estwings, and my stiletto framer. Whenever I am doing metal fab I have one of the finish hammers close by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldonwelding View Post
    they are really nice hammers and hold up to the best of brands,
    Let us know in 20 years how they held up I am still using my K Mart claw hammer i have had since '92. I loaned out my other claw hammer to my son that i used for the 10 years before that and he still has it...Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    Let us know in 20 years how they held up I am still using my K Mart claw hammer i have had since '92. I loaned out my other claw hammer to my son that i used for the 10 years before that and he still has it...Bob
    My trusty old claw hammer has been around for, well it was my dads long long ago. I did buy an Eastwing brick hammer when I was into prospecting but I have no clue where it is now. Best hammer I ever had.

    Most of mine are hand me downs.

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    These are the only hammers that I would buy. A little more pricy, but will last longer than me.

    http://www.estwing.com/specialty_tools.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpence38 View Post
    These are the only hammers that I would buy. A little more pricy, but will last longer than me.

    http://www.estwing.com/specialty_tools.php
    I can't disagree with your choice, but I have a hobby shop budget which tends to cause me to compromise on certain tools.

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    Default Steel handle hammers

    Take some advice from and old guy......Estwing and similar steel shank hammers are hard on your arm and wrist...When used daily over a period of years...They are a tough hammer and will last for years but the shock of hammering is transferred directly to the arm that is holding it...Wooden handles are much easier on the user...Your mileage may vary.....

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