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October 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Hammer Reviews & Pry Bars

We love hammers. All types. Sledge hammers, dead blow hammers, mallets, framing, and finish hammers. Our hammer reviews and pry bar reviews take into account their use on the jobsite. Our aim is to understand whether titanium hammers are more healthy, whether stainless steel flat bars outperform steel, and who makes the best framing hammer. Hammer Reviews and Pry Bar Reviews for the Jobsite Opinions are commonplace, and no one agrees on the best hammer. Our hammer reviews help break down the differences. Pry bars are the same—and there are a scant few who will pony up the money for a titanium flat bar over a reliable Vaughn Super bar. Still, while the mantra “to each his own” holds true, we can at least investigate what makes these common tools…uncommon. As we compare, perhaps it will help Pro tradesmen come to their own conclusions when shopping for these handy prying and striking tools. After all, on the jobsite the main goal is always to get the job done.

Stiletto Titanium Poly Fiberglass Hammer - Titanium Heads

Titanium Hammers vs Steel Hammers Compared

If you swing. a hammer for a living, you know the titanium hammers vs steel hammers debate. It’s likely you’ve picked up a titanium hammer or perhaps you already use one. If, however, you’re unsure as to whether you should spend the typical $100+ price for titanium, this article may help. Titanium Hammers vs Steel […]

Milwaukee Drilling Hammer, Nail Pullers, and Pry Bars

Milwaukee Hand Tools Make Challenging Jobs Less Challenging Coming this fall, Milwaukee Tool will grow their hand tool solutions even further with a 3 lb Drilling Hammer, Nail Pullers, a Molding Puller, and Pry Bars. Milwaukee looks to provide better versatility, accessibility, and durability to these tools. They seem specifically designed for demolition and remodeling […]

TiBone 3 titanium hammer featured

Stiletto TiBone 3 Titanium Hammers

Having already reviewed the Stiletto titanium remodeler hammer and the Stiletto fiberglass handle hammer, new models always pique our interest. This week, Milwaukee Tool announced new Stiletto TiBone 3 titanium hammers. Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer Details Near as we can tell, the only difference is the new anti-rotational face and redesigned magnetic nailset. The new […]

DeWalt XP Hammer Highlights 14 New DeWalt Hammer Models

DeWalt XP Hammer Highlights 14 New DeWalt Hammer Models

The new DeWalt XP Hammer series focuses on “More Swing, Less Sting” vibration dampening designs. According to DeWalt, the XP series gets its advantage from the grip, reducing vibration by 35% while improving the durability of the material by 25%. The shaft design helps out as well with a geometry that dissipates vibration better than […]

Milwaukee Hickory Hammer Blends Classic Style with Modern Design

Milwaukee Hickory Hammer Blends Classic Style with Modern Design

The new Milwaukee Hickory Hammer is a welcome addition for many Pros who just want that classic style. Hickory handles are popular thanks to their vibration dampening abilities. That comfort level often trumps the extreme durability that you get with a steel framing hammer. Other options like composite handles and titanium heads are fantastic, but […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Estwing AL-Pro Shot Hammer

Estwing AL-Pro Shot Hammer Review

You may have seen some of the dead-blow hammers and mallets running around. When you strike an object, especially something hard, shot inside deadens the blow. This is in contrast to the vibration and bounce back you get from a traditional model. Now we have the Estwing AL-Pro Shot Hammer. This is a different application […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Honey Badger Demo Forks

Honey Badger Demo Fork Review

Very often before the more refined work can begin on a job, the old stuff has got to go. The problem is that the old stuff wasn’t put in place to be temporary – it’s stuck there. So you need a tool to apply some brute force to “encourage” it to make way for new […]

Crescent Fiberglass Rip Claw Hammers 01

New Crescent Fiberglass Rip Claw Hammers Headed to Stores

Crescent recently announced its new Crescent Fiberglass Rip Claw Hammers available in 16- and 20-ounce sizes. The hammers feature a non-slip flared foot handle, nylon-jacketed solid fiberglass core, Permabond construction between the handle and lacquered head, magnetic nail starter for one-handed nailing overhead and in tight spaces, and a forged finish with contrasting polished strike face, poll, cheek […]

How to Remove Tile the Easy Way

How to Remove Tile the Easy Way – Like a Pro

Near the top of the list of difficult jobs to avoid is tile removal. But somehow you drew the short straw and it’s time to get on with it. It’s discouraging to ask for professional advice and hear “it’s not that easy” every time. But you do have some options to make the job less […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Stiletto Titanium Poly Fiberglass Hammer - Featured Image

Stiletto Titanium Poly Fiberglass Hammer Review

We got our hands on a new Stiletto Titanium Poly Fiberglass Hammer. Actually, we got our hands on a couple of them. We want to know what all the buzz is about when it comes to these premium framing hammers. But a hammer is a hammer, right? Sure, and a car is just a car… […]