Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skee great hammer
i have been searching for a solid hammer an no vibration when in use.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ASB Up to Snuff
The hammer being probably the first made-by-man tool, is kind of silly to get too analytical about but that being said, the Estwing models with the one piece shank are my first choice when grabbing a new hammer. The only reason you'd ever need to replace one of these is if you're is lost or stolen.
I have the 8 oz and the 24 oz ball-peen as well as several other Estwing models with the same one-piece shank. That we use to work on tractors, offroad vehicles, and other farm and construction equipment; and while machining, welding, and demolishing. The steel is properly forged and brushes up nice-as-new if they happen to be neglected for a while. I once lost an Estwing and found it a couple years later in a field where I lost it. I brushed it up and it was good-to-go.
My first Estwing belonged to my Grandpa, and I received it when my grandma moved off their farm. I'm still using it. The claw hammer is easily 40 years old and the old grip has darkened a little. The polyurethane (I think thats what they are made of) grips are extremely durable and bonded well to the handle. The polyurethane gripped Estwings are far superior to the leather gripped Estwings as they are grippier, and better balanced. Although the leather grips look cool, they are slick, and heavy in the grip. The poly grips seem to be oil and chemical resistant (at least for the chemicals mine have been kicked around in).
If I had to frame a whole house without the use of the nailgun, I'd likely choose something something of more modern materials, with a bit more shock absorption, knowing that it wouldn't last as long as the steel shank.
December 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyidiot Excellent beater!
This really is a great hammer. It's the second one I've owned, due to the first one being stolen. I drive a semi truck and this is my hammer of choice to have on hand for whatever needs a quick tap on the road.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TRM It's a hammer
I bought this to hit things, works great. I imagine it's hard to screw up a hammer.
June 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tinker just a hammer
OK just a hammer it does what a hammer is built to do
May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cliff ball- peen hammer
This is a very good hammer. This is a hammer with professional quality.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spencer Solid, quality hammer
Estwing is pretty well known for making top quality hammers, so it doesn't come as a surprise that this is one of them. It's very well balanced, has a nice, firm grip and holds up well to repeated usage. The only thing you really need to decide when buying one of these is what weight you want. At 1.5 pounds, I find this one can provide some real power behind each blow without feeling heavy or fatiguing, but this will likely vary from person to person. If you don't know what weight/size to get, go to any store that sells hammers and check out the different weights - even if its not the same brand, 24 oz. is 24 oz., so it should be a good test. But if you want to test out the balance and grip, you definitely have to try the same hammer.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mike great
great good use it a lot will buy some cant get any better
March 8, 2016