What is the best hammer?
The three most basic handle options are steel, fiberglass, and wood, and hammer handles come in a variety of lengths and are available in either a straight, curved, or hatchet style configuration. Most hammer heads weigh anywhere between 16 and 22 ounces. A milled-faced hammer (sometimes called waffle-head) has a little traction, if you will, and is designed to drive in a nail without bending it over. But that final blow is going to leave a waffle shaped mark on the surface. That’s okay for rough framing, but if you work with any material like interior trim, where a waffle-shaped mark would be undesirable, then get yourself a hammer with a smooth-faced head.
If you want to find out more about hammers and which one is best for you, watch this video, or check out this Ultimate Guide To Buying A Hammer story.