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Draper 26197 Claw Hammer Carbon Fibre Shaft 16oz

£11.50 £23.23

Draper 26199 Claw Hammer Carbon Fibre Shaft 20oz

£16.50 £27.48

Draper 63350 Expert 1kg (2.2lb) Fibreglass Shaft Club Hammer

£8.50 £16.78

Ox Pro Claw Hammer

from £14.99 £28.61

Ox Pro White Rubber Mallet 24oz


Ox Pro Framing Hammer 28oz

£24.98 £36.64

Stanley Tools Stanley Hi Vis Rip Claw Hammer 16oz

£5.50 £10.00

Ox Pro Brick Hammer 24oz 680 Grams

£19.99 £31.39

Ox Pro Club Hammer

from £22.20 £33.54

Stanley Hi-Vis Green Rip Claw Fibreglass Hammer 450g (16oz)

£6.95 £10.21

Estwing E3/11 Drywall Hammer - Vinyl Grip 392g 14oz

£45.10 £64.93

Rolson Stubby Claw Hammer


Vaughan Vaughan Steel Eagle Claw Hammer with Free Punch Set 567g (20oz)

£19.96 £29.99

Stanley Tools Fiberglass Claw Hammer & Loop 450g (16oz)

£8.99 £17.99

Bahco 486 Bricklayers Steel Handled Hammer 600g (21oz)

£19.81 £27.00

Expert Deadblow Hammer 500g (17oz)

£20.40 £41.39

Estwing Ultra Claw Hammer Leather 425g (15oz)

£47.35 £73.98

Estwing E3/22P Rock Pick - Vinyl Grip 616g (22oz)

£39.78 £62.16

Estwing E3/239MM Roofer Pick Hammer Milled Face

£45.85 £71.64

Estwing Ultra Claw Hammer NVG 425g (15oz)

£46.75 £73.06

Estwing EMRF22SM Surestrike Mill Faced Hammer Fibreglass Shaft 620g (22oz)

£28.51 £44.53

Estwing EMRW12 Surestrike Drywall Hammer 340g (12oz)

£32.22 £50.35

Estwing EMRW20C Surestrike Claw Hammer Curved 560g (20oz)

£17.72 £27.68

Estwing EMRW25LM Surestrike Framing Hammer Milled Face Magnetic 708g (25oz)

£27.30 £42.65

Estwing EMRW3lb Surestrike Drilling Hammer 1.3kg (3lb)

£22.94 £35.84

Estwing EMRWT Surestrike Tack Hammer 140g (5oz)

£10.58 £16.52

Estwing EHB/15 Handy Bar 375mm (15in)

£13.10 £20.46

Estwing EPB/18 Pry Bar 460mm (18in)

£23.16 £36.18

Faithfull Alox Cloth Sheets 280 x 230mm Assorted Fine, Medium & Coarse (3)

£2.52 £4.63

Faithfull Heavy-Duty Carvers Mallet Beech 90mm

£11.75 £21.60

Faithfull Cross Pein Pin Hammer 113g (4oz)

£6.53 £12.01

Faithfull Bent Chisel Digging Bar 6.4kg 25mm x 1.5m

£24.84 £45.66

Faithfull Post Hole Digging Bar With Chisel End 7.7kg 1.75m

£31.76 £58.39

Faithfull Double Scutch Hammer Hickory Handle

£10.93 £20.10

Faithfull Double Scutch Hammer Fibreglass Shaft

£11.58 £21.30

Faithfull Club Hammer Fibreglass Handle 1.13kg (2.1/2lb) + Brick Bolster 75mm (3in)

£14.44 £26.54

Faithfull Hickory Adze Eye Claw Handle 355mm (14in)

£2.84 £4.68

Faithfull Hickory Brick Hammer Handle 255mm (10in)

£2.26 £3.72

Faithfull Blocking Hammer 454g (16oz)

£13.62 £25.03

Faithfull Hickory Club Hammer Handle 255mm (10in)

£2.29 £3.76

Faithfull Hickory Carpenters Adze Handle 91.5cm (36in)

£11.86 £19.51

Faithfull Geologists Pick 624g (22oz)

£14.60 £26.84

Faithfull Hobbyist Hammer with 6 Heads 175mm

£6.88 £12.66

Faithfull Hickory Joiners Hammer Handle 305mm (12in)

£2.03 £3.32

Faithfull Magnetic Tack Hammer 198g (7oz)

£13.49 £24.80

Faithfull Hickory Pin Hammer Handle 330mm (13in)

£2.24 £3.68

Faithfull Planishing Hammer 142g (5oz) Round & Square

£13.62 £25.03

Faithfull Scaling Hammer 454g (16oz)

£11.40 £20.95

The hammer was possibly the first tool used by mankind and is used to hit something to persuade it to move, or to destroy it.

The most basic "club hammer" is a square metal head on a short handle and is used mostly to break up rock or hard material. When fitted with a longer handle and larger head it is called a sledge hammer. Whilst the metal heads of these hammers have remained pretty much the same , there have been improvements to handle designs to increase strength, grip and comfort. Wooden hammer handles are now being replaced by fibreglass handles for maximum strength and newer composite materials for flexibility and shock absorption. The Roughneck tool company make a wide range of extra strong hammers using fibreglass or composite handles. Bahco also make top quality hammers with a more traditional design.

The most popular metal-headed hammer is probably the claw hammer which is used when working with wood and also to pull out nails. Claw hammers are usually curved but there are straight versions and again the handles are available in many materials including all steel models like those from Stanley and Estwing. For the professional user Estwing make a range of hammers with leather grips that are the best suitable for workshop use. For site work and dirty conditions hammers with durable rubber handles are better.

If you need a replacement handle for your hammer the manufacturer Faithfull make a wide range as well as good quality low priced hammers.

Metalworking hammers come in a vast range of shapes and sizes with the most common being the ball pein hammer. This has a round front end to deliver maximum impact and for working on, or creating, curved metal.

Hammers have two faces with the rear one being the largest and usually flat. The front face is the one adapted for specialist purposes like that of the brick hammer, tiler or roofers hammer and the small and light tack hammer for the smallest nails.

Brick hammers have a wide flat front face for breaking bricks whilst the roofers hammers have a spike for making holes in tiles. The dry wall hammer is another specialist tool with a hatchet shaped front face suitable for working with plasterboard.

The mallet is another type of hammer that is designed more to move something than break it or to be used to hit another tool such as a chisel.

Mallets come in a vast range of sizes and materials. The wooden carpenters mallet is the most basic and well known. The carvers mallet is the large round one and also made from wood. Engineering mallets have interchangeable heads so that the face can be the changed to suit whatever material you are working with. These heads can be plastic, nylon, rubber, copper, or even leather. The manufacturer Thor are known for their specialist and engineering mallets which are used widely in industry.

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