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#1 Gaitinfool

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

What type hammer and weight is used the most, like for driving nails?  Never realized how expensive they were, and there seems to be some good deals on Ebay, looks like for used hammers.


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#2 Rick Burten

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:51 PM

Usta use a Tom Hall but I retired it.  Been using a Blurton 10oz hammer for the last umteen years and I like it as much as I did the Hall. 



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:19 AM

Both my hammers are hand made, the first one I made with my father teaching  me how you make a driving  hammer. The second I made on my own in the second year of my apprenticeship.  It was incorporated in to your 2nd year of your apprenticeship back then , along with making tongs & other hammers, as well as your farrier & forging tools, including the making of all the handles required for those tools.       


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:33 AM

What type hammer and weight is used the most, like for driving nails?  Never realized how expensive they were, and there seems to be some good deals on Ebay, looks like for used hammers.

depends on the work your doing and preference

 if your working on T/B all day you might go light 

  but I would say 12oz is the most used over here


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

i use 1 10oz  horsehead coz it just feels right for me , weight and brand is irrelevant , just pick up a hammer if it "feels " right it will be IMO


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#6 George Geist

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:07 PM

Here's a nice job of making a good turning hammer from a Klein Lineman's hammer



#7 George Geist

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:09 PM

Or for those who would rather just make their own:



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:11 PM

And a nice mod from Danny Ward:



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:27 PM

This is the general idea behind a driving hammer

In my opinion the best ones were made by the late John Calcinore






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