Find the Perfect Hammer for Your Toolbox

Hammers aren’t a one-size-fits-all kind of tool. They come in all shapes and sizes. Getting the right hammer depends on what your needs are. The following are a few tips for finding the perfect hammer for your toolbox:

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    Hammers that have long handles and heavy handles that weigh upwards of 28 ounces are meant for framing contractors and homebuilders.

  • Look for waffle-faced or checkered-faced model hammers. These faces will help keep the hammer from slipping off of nail heads.
  • When looking for a general-purpose hammer, go for a 16-ounce hammer that has a handle made out of steel, wood or graphite. These are engineered in order to absorb vibrations.
  • If you are working with wood or slate shingles, you’ll want a specialty hammer made specifically for that purpose. Wood shingle hammers have measuring gauges and hatchet ends that allow you to split shingles.
  • If you need a hammer for metalworking, consider a ball-peen hammer, which has a rounded end and a flat surfaced head.

These are a few of the things that you’ll want to keep in mind when picking out a hammer. Be sure to contact Schutte Lumber for additional advice on working with wood in Kansas City.

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