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Review by christopheralan posted 02-08-2011 02:56 AM 2794 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This scary looking thing is the Dead On 18-Inch Annihilator Utility and Wrecking Bar. It is used for demolition and general purposes. It is kind of a Swiss Army Knife of hammers with many uses: Hammer, Nail Puller, Board Straightener Drywall Demolition Axe, Wrench, Tile Puller/Ripper, Wire Stripper, and Bottle Opener. It weighs in at almost 4 pounds.
Besides intimidating innocent 2×4’s and drywall, this hammer is great. I have used it for day-to-day woodwork and for building heavy-duty items for use by Marines. It is balanced relatively well and provides tons of leverage for driving large caliber nails and for pulling stuck fasteners. The claw works as well as any other hammer and has a drywall axe and wire stripper directly below it. The combination wrench/nail puller/spike is very effective for pulling fasteners as long as you don’t mind damage to your work piece. The spike will dig in and cause some major damage when pulling a nail, but keep in mind that this thing was designed for destruction.
The bottle opener is located directly under the face of the hammer and is totally unnecessary and gratuitous, therefore I love it. I mean, what is cooler than opening a beer with a demolition hammer tagged with skulls?
What would I change? The handle needs work. It has a plastic grip with Dead On printed on it, but it has no contour. I can honestly say that it has never slipped, but something closer to the Stanly Fubar Handle would be ideal.
Overall, I love this thing. I wouldn’t use it for delicate work, crown moldings, or tiny finish nails. That isn’t what it is designed for. But for day to day carpentry and a lot of my woodworking, it is my go to hammer. It has earned a place in my tool belt, and I expect to be using it well into the future.
Questions/Comments: projectwoodworks@gmail.com
Product Link: http://www.deadonstore.com/index.html
My other Reviews: http://www.projectwoodworks.com/page3.php?view=thumbnailList&category=8

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com




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#1 posted 02-08-2011 03:08 AM

Wow, haven’t seen that thing yet, it just looks like it’s made to do some serious something. I work construction and do alot of demo and framing. I may have to check one of these out. Do you like it over your regular framing hammer for just driving nails?

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 03:13 AM

I don’t do a whole bunch of framing, but when I do this works great. It takes some of my guys a while to get used to it, but most of them would rather use “Daddy’s Hammer” then the ones the shop provides. I think it is great. Home Depot, at least in my area, has them. Also check Sears. I have seen them there too.

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