Ultimate Hammer Guide (VIDEO)

In this video Mark Petersen, senior editor at CPT, discusses all the hammer options to help you decide which hammer is best for you.

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.