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Offline Forrest Anderson

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Stubby Hammer
« on: September 20, 2007, 09:07 AM »
I noticed Eli's latest entry for the "YOU KNOW YOU ARE A FESTOOL JUNKIE WHEN" contest...

-when you cut the handle of your favorite hammer, so it will fit in a SYS IV

...and that made me remember that I'd seen a "sawn-off" 10oz claw hammer for sale in a shop recently, where it was called a "stubby hammer":



Whilst Rolson tools are at the bottom end of the price scale (it retails for just 4.99 GBP), seeing this cute hammer made me laugh and I was sorely tempted to buy one! It is actually very comfy to hold, and might well make a useful addition to an emergency toolkit.

In the UK it is available from Maplin who are better-known for electronic gadgets.

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« Last Edit: September 20, 2007, 09:11 AM by Forrest Anderson »
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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 11:02 AM »
Heh,heh. Unfair match.

http://www.toolbarn.com/product/stiletto/TI14SC/#

I only trimmed 3/4" off, and it only weighs four ounces more! My framer. A real beauty. Magnetic nail set on top for up high placement. Straight claw for ripping apart forms, pulling floor nails in set walls, or bashing holes in things (not everything requires precision).

The price went up to $120 in the first few years of the 'desert conflict'. Titanium was scarce. It's dropped $20 again. But I bought at about $60. Don't like the full-blown Ti frame version w/ replaceable faces, to me it rings like an aluminum bat.

Not good for everything of course. But I also have a 16oz. steel rubber handle curve claw Stanley, a rubber mallet, a 10 oz. ball peen, and a brass mallet in the same Systainer.

I've got my eyes out for a Douglas 15 oz. hammer. I'd like one of those.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2007, 11:03 AM by Eli »
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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 11:08 AM »
Hi,

   I could see that little hammer being useful.  Even on a tool belt when you need to get into a crawl space or the like. The handle wouldn't be dragging and banging around. Also when in confined quarters and you are choking up on the handle of a regular hammer and the other end of the handle is hitting something opposite of what you are nailing.
    In reality my prefered hammer has a hose on it :)

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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 04:27 PM »
Not to mention sometimes the best nail to use is a screw.
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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 05:01 PM »
I could see that little hammer being useful.  Even on a tool belt when you need to get into a crawl space or the like. The handle wouldn't be dragging and banging around. Also when in confined quarters and you are choking up on the handle of a regular hammer and the other end of the handle is hitting something opposite of what you are nailing.

Well, if you want to get one locally, the claw version seems to be available at Harbor Freight in 8oz form, and there is also an 8oz ball pein version.



Fibreglass handle, just over 6" long, and $2.49 each!

I don't know why the ones in the UK are 10oz, and the ones in the USA seem to be 8oz  ???    Our hundredweights, tons and gallons may be different, but I think UK and US ounces are the same.

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Offline Anthony Hayes

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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 09:46 PM »
Need to buy this one for the new guys that are always choking up on their hammers. I always threaten to saw off their handles. THey get the hint. Along with knowing there off hand holds more than one nail.

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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2007, 11:05 PM »
Hi,

     I was in a B & D outlet today :-[   and saw the stubby hammer. Black with red but otherwise the same. Almost bought one but then decided I just didn't know what I would really do with it.  I know were to find it if a need arises :)

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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 07:33 AM »
Seriously. That thing's ridiculous.
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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 12:05 PM »
Seriously. That thing's ridiculous.

I bet that one day you'll think "Hmm, I wish I had one of those stubby hammers for this job..."  ;D

<Eli goes off grumbling that he'd never be seen dead with one. Never in a million years. Never ever. Not even if his life depended on it!>

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« Last Edit: September 23, 2007, 12:11 PM by Forrest Anderson »
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Re: Stubby Hammer
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 05:44 PM »
Seriously. That thing's ridiculous.

I bet that one day you'll think "Hmm, I wish I had one of those stubby hammers for this job..."  ;D

<Eli goes off grumbling that he'd never be seen dead with one. Never in a million years. Never ever. Not even if his life depended on it!>

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I'll use anything in a pinch. Everything's a hammer, except for a chisel, that's a screwdriver.

I'd use it if I had to get all Macgyver on something. That hammer's the kind of rusty thing that's always washing around in the bilge of a boat with no other tools. The kind of thing someone buys and lies buried under bags of cat food at the back of a cupboard, until you have to hang some shelves for them....
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