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Forum topic by woodrooster posted 10-20-2009 03:23 AM 912 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodrooster

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10-20-2009 03:23 AM

Ok i’m upgrading my generic hammers because they are crap. I bought a framing hammer and now need a finishing/general purpose hammer.

What ounce and design should I buy? straight or curved claw?


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#1 posted 10-20-2009 03:33 AM

i use my framer for everything , that or i use my nail guns.

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 03:39 AM

a good one. I use Estwing they come a number of weights and there handles don’t break.

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 04:05 AM

A hammer is a tool meant to deliver an impact to an object. The most common uses are for driving nails, fitting parts, forging metal and breaking up objects. But now many people are using nail guns. Hardware Tools

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 04:06 AM

I use Estwing as well, they are good hammers, a 16oz is a good size.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 10-20-2009 04:31 AM

estwing ,
nothing like a loose head ,
to help bend nails !

i like curved ,
helps pull nails .

some like straight ,
for quick chisel ,
or demo .

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#6 posted 10-20-2009 04:35 AM

yeah I like eastwing so should I get a curved claw? My framing hammer is a 22oz straight

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 04:41 AM

A rip claw (straight claw) is great for some applications like demo, but for in the shop I think a curved claw is best for pulling nails and getting into tight spots, it all really boils down to personal preferance but since you already have a rip claw on your framing hammer it may be best if you get a curved on you next hammer.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#8 posted 10-20-2009 05:46 AM

FWIW – I’ve used an Estwing for a long time and I really like it. It’s a curved claw type and weighs 16oz.

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