Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 27
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stackers my first hammer and a good one at that
the first hammer if ever bought. im only 13 . in the past i have all ways used my dads hammers. one day i noticed i had picking up the same hammer for a while. i looked at it and it was an estwing. so i asked my dad and he sayed for a kid my size to get a 22 oz. and for all the framing i do i should get a checkerd (milled) face so i can still drive the nail if im at an angle. now to the actule hammer its not to heavy and i can swing it all day and not get tired. i have had it for a while and it has held up its bin droped from 3 stories up on concret. its bin run over by the excavator and its still strait. so i think il keep bying this brand untill i dye
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joel Quality Made in the USA
This hammer is excellently balanced to make the most out of every swing. It's durable with a one-piece metal shaft and a solid shaped handle. The 22oz mill / waffle-faced hammer is the best at hammering in nails or pulling things apart. It works best alone because the patterning on the hammer's face will destroy other tools (e.g. a crow bar). To make up for it, the patterning prevents nail slip & helps make every swing count. Buy a smooth-faced hammer if you need tools to work together. It's a 22oz framing hammer in contrast to a standard 16oz "around the house" hammer. It doesn't feel heavy or unsteady in hand. The Estwing is surprisingly nimble for its size. This hammer doesn't have any silly nail holding magnets or whatever. It hammers. It pulls. It does both very well. Oh, and it's made in the USA. Stop reading and go get one..
June 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by futureCarpenter Great Hammer For Everything
I was lucky enough to work with an excellent carpenter building a pavilion recently and was using this hammer. We were doing some framing, and then moved on to roofing. It has been the only hammer that I could reliably drive nails with, and I actually preferred this over a nail gun that I could have used! I realized that If I wanted to do anything with carpentry then I need an estwing. So I bought one and have loved it! Great for driving any type of nail from roofing to a 4 inch framing nail, and not tiring to swing. But it still carries plenty of heft! I love this hammer and have no doubt it will serve me for a long long time.
November 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ContractPlumber Estwing Delivers...
I've owned my Estwing hammer for over 15 years and finally had to replace it due to the milled head being worn down to a smooth surface from daily use at my job.
Estwing hammers are notorious for their quality, durability, reliability, and value. Not only are they constructed to withstand punishment and years of worry-free use, they're made in the U.S.A. Estwing is the ONLY hammer I'll ever own and I recommend this brand without hesitation and complete confidence if you're considering purchasing a hammer. Bottom line: this is the best hammer ever made and worth every single penny. Bar none!
November 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PorscheLover Great professional-quality hammer
For framing purposes, this is the best hammer to have in your arsenal. I framed houses for a summer and this was the "weapon" of choice for our crew. The all-metal design is very strong and the thin (but durable) neck combined with the industrial grade handle material really works to deflect shock. The 22 oz. size allows you to get some good velocity for really pounding whatever is needed. It might tire you out initially, but you'll appreciate the heavier hammer over the lighter one within a week.
Again, this is a great framing hammer. It's large, so if you need an all-purpose hammer, you might want to look at the smaller size version to give you more flexibility in tight locations. Definitely go smaller for car work for example.
But these types of Estwing hammers are great. I've been using mine since 1996 with no problems. One of my best tools.
December 20, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yoneck great hammer
great hammer feels good would recommend this hammer to anyone
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel23 best hammer
Great wieght, good gripage, not alot reverb, number one hammer in box. Would recommend to any beginner to professional, handyman to contractor.
March 12, 2007
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HomeImprovementDude Not sure what all the Hype was about?
I have the Estwing 22oz in smooth and waffle face because the reviews were so good. But I have to say.....I'm not sure what all the hype is about. They are high quality hammers........I will say that. But, the waffle texture wore off kind of quick, the grip becomes pretty slick in a short period, and I certainly do not see any vibration dampening at all, and the grip is way too skinny. I would go so far as to say they are "good" hammers, but nothing special. I went back to my Stanley AntiVibes with the black grips which are MUCH more comfortable, and vibration is virtually eliminated.......I can swing them all day.
August 20, 2013