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#1 posted 10-27-2011 06:12 AM

The style precedes the hi-tech metals. They have a particular handle shape
and a straight claw. Originally I think they had a heavy head, but these
days they’ve been lightened. Lots of tract homes built in California during
housing booms led to specific tool usage, including the hammers, the
worm drive saws and dado saws for rafter cuts. The housing boom came
to an end but the influence of efficient California methods stuck around.

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