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Forum topic by jamesicus posted 07-28-2011 05:18 AM 676 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 07-28-2011 05:27 AM

Nice Write-up.

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#2 posted 07-28-2011 05:26 PM

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

I have a couple old Stanley hammers, one that I need to replace the handle on. They have been some of my favorites. I hate to bring them out to job sites for fear of losing or damaging them. They do see use in my shop regularly.
Craftsman also produced some nice hammers in this era. I have a ball peen that is one of my all time favorite hammers and is what I reach for first whenever I have any riveting to do.
It is truly a shame that so many of these fine brands of yesteryear have degraded to the point of selling nothing but Chinese wares. At least these older tools were meant to last and can still be found in great working condition . My latest Stanley hammer, one of their anti vibe line, already looks like garbage with half the paint flaked off. It does continue to function well for a metal handled hammer, it does in fact vibrate less than an Estwing, I do doubt that it will be as long lived as an Estwing though.
I’ve been choosing Lowes Task Force hammers over Stanleys offering for wood handled commodity hammers these days as they appear to be better built.
I really like a Dalluge titanium hammer for daily driving.

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#3 posted 07-28-2011 06:11 PM

Thank you, PutnamEco. You wrote:
”’.......... It is truly a shame that so many of these fine brands of yesteryear have degraded to the point of selling nothing but Chinese wares. At least these older tools were meant to last and can still be found in great working condition ….......”

My sentiments also.

James

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#4 posted 07-28-2011 07:08 PM

Awesome! I want a 43.

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#5 posted 07-28-2011 09:58 PM

Thanks, Al. I also love the 43 plain neck 7 oz but I have not come across them very often – I can only find the 7 oz 4 series hammers listed in the 1950 catalog. If in fact they were only produced in that year, that would account for their scarcity. As far as I can determine, Stanley did not produce any more plain neck nail hammers after 1950.

James

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#6 posted 08-05-2011 01:07 AM

There is a dearth of information relating to these hammers on the web. I have updated this reference page to include additional pics and data.

James

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