How to Select the Best Hammer for the Job

Have you ever heard the expression that there is a right tool for every job? Well, whoever coined that term must have been talking about hammers, because there is pretty much a different hammer for each and every different job. If you take a trip to your local hardware store and simply stop and gaze at all of the different hammers available, you could look for hours and still not see each and every hammer out there. There are simply far too many hammers to choose from now a days. With luck, this guide will take you through the wonderful world of the hammer and help you learn which hammer to use, how to store it and some of the best benefits of the high tech hammers on the market today. So, feel free to check out our guide and learn about some of the most well known and useful hammers ever made – and how to get the most out of them.

Our world has gone completely high tech. For goodness sake, you will even be hard pressed these days to buy a hammer that is made from the traditional steel head and wood handle. Modern hammers are all made from high tech polymers, space age materials and feature all of these crazy design elements that are supposed to reduce shock to the user’s arm after a long day of hammering on the jobsite. But what if you do not want a fifty dollar reflex hammer that will absorb the shock of hitting a nail all day long and you instead just want a simple hammer that costs around five bucks. Well, those days are long gone, and you can now find a titanium hammer for around the same price as a metal hammer that was made from steel and wood. However, on the plus side, these high tech hammers certainly add to the hammer strength and create a more solid and stable design for long term use. You can now even purchase matching hammer storage options to help you find and locate your prized hammers no matter how dirty and messy your garage or tool shed is.

So now that you know what materials to look for when trying to find your perfect hammer, you need to learn what each of the different hammers is used for on the job. The first hammer, a chipping hammer, is not actually a hammer at all. Despite its name, this product is a power tool that is designed to chip away concrete for quick and easy removal. While this used to be done with a hand tool that actually looked like a hammer, it has long been replaced by an easier to use power tool. You can purchase this as a hammer kit with the tool and all of the required extras. Secondly, we have the drywall hammer. If you are not careful, you could almost mistake this tool for a small hatchet or axe, except one of its sides is not particularly sharp. One end of the drywall hammer is shaped like a hammer for pounding nails while the other end is designed for easy drywall installation and removal. Next, there is the hammer tacker which is more like staple gun than a hammer. This used to staple down carpeting and other flooring options with ease. Finally, we have the framing hammer. This is your traditional looking hammer that is simply used to hammer nails into a board or other piece of wood. These come in all shapes and sizes and some of the more expensive models even feature anti-vibration technology to help you stay comfortable while hammering all day long.