A hammer is an essential addition in any toolbox. Whether you're working out on the jobsite or trying to hang a picture at home, you'll want to have the right model for the job. Here are some different types of hammers and features to consider before buying a new one.
Types of Hammers
Curved Claw & Framing Hammers
Both types feature a wood, fiberglass or stainless steel handle, smooth or waffled striking face and a claw at the back for removing nails.
Ball Peen Hammers
Ball peen hammers have rounded ends opposite of flat-striking faces. These options are built with either steel or wooden handles.
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Sledge & Demolition Hammers
When you have to deliver a heavy blow, these hammers are built to do all types of heavy-duty jobs.
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These hammers feature a rubber head with a wood or fiberglass handle. The rubber face allows you to provide a gentler touch.
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When paired with the right chisel, these hammers connect to your air compressor to deliver plenty of power.
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Once you know which model you need, it’s important to think of different factors before making a final decision. Here are some features to consider when buying a hammer.