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Southwire Electrician’s Hammer Nails a Trade-Specific Design


Southwire Electrician’s Hammer Hits the Romex Staple on the Head

Electricians have cause to swing a hammer from time to time. And, while you can get the job done with just about any hammer, the Southwire Electrician’s Hammer could make your job a whole lot easier with its design.

10-Second Summary

  • Model Number: Southwire BMEH18
  • Romex staple remover
  • 18 oz head constructed from drop forged steel
  • Extended neck
  • Fiberglass handle
  • Handle hole for lanyard attachment
  • Price: $26.99

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Hammer Time

How many different ways can this particular wheel be reinvented? Well, it’s not so much that Southwire is reinventing it as specializing it. The Southwire Electrician’s Hammer has a few design features that make it better suited for electrical work.

The first thing you’ll likely notice is the claw design on the back of the business end. Southwire incorporates a design that lets you remove Romex staples. These two thin, pincer-like claws get under staples easily. There’s still a tapered groove to get under a nail head, but the staple remover is the main electrician-specific highlight.

Southwire builds the 18 oz head from drop forged steel, and they’ve left the face with a smooth finish to keep you from marking up the striking surface too badly.

The Southwire Electrician’s Hammer also features and extended neck. This gets you into outlet boxes and other tighter spaces a bit more easily. And, with the fiberglass handle, you’ll experience less vibration with each strike. The handle is lightweight and helps keep the overall weight to a modest 1.68 lbs.

Finally, the handle includes a comfortable grip that has some light texturing. With or without gloves, you get a secure grip. For added safety at height, the handle has a tether hole for you to string a lanyard through.

Pricing

The Southwire Electrician’s Hammer will run you a cool $26.99, which seems like standard fare for a quality hammer. This one also comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Southwire Electrician’s Hammer Specs

  • Model Number: BMEH18
  • Depth: 6.63″
  • Height: 13.75″
  • Width: 1.13″
  • Weight: 1.68 lbs.
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Price: $26.99

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