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Milwaukee Framing and Claw Hammers

Milwaukee Hammer Collection Grows to 11 Models

Hammers are staples in any worker’s toolbox. When there are so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is best for the job at hand. Milwaukee has 11 hammers to choose from, each with its own unique design and size. From framing hammers to claw hammers, we go over each individual tool so you can better decide which one to add to your jobsite arsenal.


Milwaukee Hickory Wood Handle Hammers

If you like a nice hickory wood handle, Milwaukee Tool gives you a couple of solid options in both smooth and milled face designs.

19oz Milled Face Hickory Handle Hammer (48-22-9419)

This Milwaukee hammer has a 19oz hammerhead and an ax-style American hickory handle. The handle measures 16-inches long and naturally reduces vibration. Additionally, the head has a magnetic nail set.

Features:

  • American hickory handle
  • Forged steel head
  • Anti-ring claw design
  • Milled face to reduce slipping when striking nail

Price: $25.97. This hammer is available now at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

19oz Smooth Face Hickory Handle Hammer (48-22-9519)  

The counterpart to the above entry, this hammer has all the same features as the milled face hammer, but with a smooth-face design. This makes it ideal for doing double-duty on finish applications.

Features:

  • American hickory handle
  • Forged steel head
  • Large striking face
  • Anti-ring claw design

Price: $22.99. This hammer is available now at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

Milwaukee Steel Hammers

Steel hammers provide a bit more durability over hickory, though it changes the erogonomics a bit. If you’re used to a steel hammer, Milwaukee Tool gives you a wide array of both sizes and styles to choose from.

20oz Smooth Face Steel Rip Claw Hammer (48-22-9020)

The first entry without a wood handle, this hammer is one of the new models from Milwaukee. The handle is made out of Shockshield material, which aims to reduce vibration and provide a firm grip. This hammer also has a magnetic nail set, which helps you set a nail with one hand.

Features:

  • Anti-ring rip claw
  • I-beam handle construction
  • Smooth face

Price: $24.97. Look for this hammer in stores starting in June 2022.

20oz Curved Claw Smooth Face Hammer (48-22-9080)

This design is very similar to that of the above entry. It has a grip made from Shockshield material that promises not to peel over time. It also helps to reduce vibration.

Features:

  • Magnetic nail set
  • Bend-resistant I-beam design
  • Curved claw for nail pulling
  • Anti-ring claw

Price: $27.99. This hammer is available now at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

22oz Milled Face Steel Hammer (48-22-9022) 

This 22oz hammer has a milled face designed for driving force. It also has a Shockshield Grip, helping to reduce vibration and provide grip while in use. The I-beam handle claims to be designed for lifetime use without bending. Like the rest of the hammers on this list, the 22oz has a magnetic nail set to help you set nails one-handed.

22oz falls in the middle of the framing hammer sizing range. I find these incredibly useful hammers for a variety of applications. If you find you can’t decide—this might be your hammer. If you want a smooth face model, check below.

Features:

  • Straight claw
  • Anti-ring claw for reduced noise and vibration
  • Milled face

Price: $26.97. This hammer is available now at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

22oz Smooth Face Steel Hammer (48-22-9023)

Hammer with nail set

This smooth-faced hammer matches the above tool but offers a smooth face option to minimize marking. The I-beam design should also resist flex and bending.

Features:

  • Anti-ring claw
  • Magnetic nail set
  • 1.5-inch face diameter

Price: $32.99. This hammer is available now at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

28oz Milled Face Framing Hammer (48-22-9029)

The largest hammer on this list, this 28oz hammer has a milled face for added nail traction. It also has an I-beam handle to withstand bending. Like many of the hammers on this list, the a Shockshield grip provides plenty of padding for repetitive work. It also has a magnetic nail set to help with one-handed use.

Features:


  • Milled face
  • I-beam handle
  • Anti-ring claw

Price: $29.97. This hammer will be available at your favorite Milwaukee retailer in June 2022.

17oz Milled Face Framing Hammer  (48-22-9016)

This 17oz hammer has a milled face and a straight framing claw. It also has a handle made with Shockshield material to help with grip and reduce vibration. Like the other Milwaukee hammers, this one has a magnetic nail set on the head.

Features:

  • Straight claw design
  • 1.5-inch face diameter
  • I-beam design to reduce bending
  • Anti-ring claw

Price: $39.99. This hammer is available now at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

17oz Smooth Face Framing Hammer  (48-22-9017)

The 17oz Smooth Face Framing Hammer is very similar to many of the other hammers on this list. It features a Shockshield handle for improved grip and reduced vibration. It also utilizes an anti-ring claw to reduce noise and ringing when an object is struck. For a lightweight hammer that still sports an almost- straight claw, you can’t go wrong with this pick.

Features:

  • I-beam design to reduce bending
  • Straight framing claw
  • Magnetic nail set

Price: $39.99. You can purchase this tool at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

16oz Smooth Face Hybrid Claw Hammer (48-22-9018) 

Again featuring the Shockshield handle and magnetic nail set, this hammer pretty much only differs from many others on this list in size and the curved claw. It is the smallest of the Milwaukee hammers, at 16oz. It has a smooth face and a hybrid framing claw. When you don’t need a ton of driving force, this tool saves you some weight.

Features:

  • Magnetic nail set
  • Anti-ring claw to reduce ringing and noise
  • Smooth face
  • I-beam design to resist bending

Price: $19.97. This hammer will be available at your favorite Milwaukee retailer in June 2022.

Milwaukee Poly Fiberglass Hammers

19oz Smooth Face Poly/Fiberglass Handle Hammer (48-22-9316)

This 19oz hammer is the only one on this list with a full poly-fiberglass handle. The material is supposed to increase durability of the handle and includes an over-mold for grip. Like the rest of the hammers on this list, it includes a magnetic nail set for one-handed use.

Features:

  • Anti-ring claw design
  • Straight framing claw
  • Smooth face

Price: $29.99. This hammer is available at your favorite Milwaukee retailer.

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