Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17
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 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 mike great
great good use it a lot will buy some cant get any better
March 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 68cs Beats things up.
Works good for the tasks it is designed for. Haven't had any problems with it so far
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scooter It's an Estwing, 'nuff said.
Nice hammer. Excellent fit and finish, almost hate to use it and dull the shine. Typical quality I've come to expect from Estwing. Get one and you won't regret it.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vinny Exactly what I was looking for.
Perfect size and weight for my tool bag. Replaces one I've had for forty years
February 10, 2016