What's the Best Estwing Hammer To Buy - A Toolstop Guide

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Seen on constrution sites all over the world, Estwing manufacturers some of the finest hammers on the market, and as you'd expect, we've got loads in stock for you to choose from.

This short guide will take you through a selection of Estwing hammers available for you to buy today!

All Estwing hammers feature that lovely slim neck, designed to give you great aerodynamics; the hammer will flyer faster and smoother through the air. This is vitally important to let you hit harder with less effort.

The hammers are made from one solid piece of forged steel; no joins or welds that can break. The difference are in the head design and the grips, as we'll cover below.

Which Estwing Hammers for Finishing Nails Should You Buy

Estwing Curved Claw Hammer With Leather Grip

Estwing E16C Curved Claw Hammer

With its iconic handle made from pressed leather washers which are polished and double lacquered, this is a hammer that will always look great slung from your tool belt. But it's not just about great looks, the Estwing curved claw hammer is perfect for driving and removing common finishing nails, and features a smooth face.

We're stocking the 16 and 20oz versions (450g and 560g respectively), get them here.

Estwing Curved Claw Hammer With Vinyl Grip

This is an English pattern headed hammer, and like all Estwing hammers is forged from one solid piece of steel. The grip is very 21st century, however, bonded to the steel during manufacturing and designed by Estwing to offer you the best possible levels of comfort due to the active reduction of vibration, Estwing call it the Shock Reduction Grip®.

Ideal for anyone battering in nails all day long.

Again, this hammer has a smooth face and the design of the head makes it perfect for bashing and pulling out common finishing nails.

We're stocking 16, 20 and 28oz versions (450g, 560g and 680g respectively), and you can see the all here.

Estwing Ultra Claw Hammer

Estwing Ultra Series
Estwing's Ultra Series Solid Steel Hammers benefit, once again, from their almost 100 years of manufacturing expertise. These hammers benefit from a sleaker profile. This means they're lighter and even more areodynamic, allowing you to hit harder with less effort, faster.

Lighter hammers like these are much easier to use for longer periods of time, but due to their construction and design they aren't "lightweights" in terms of how you can hit with them, so bear that mind.

Again, they benefit from Estwing's "world famous" Shock Reduction Grip®. As a result, the company claims these hammers are "the most durable and reliable" on the market.

They also feature a couple of other great little benefits aimed at professionals, namely the inclusion of an extra nail biting slot in the head to help you remove nails in confined spaces. And to help you hammer the nails more accurately, and help prevent bruised and bashed fingers, there's a magnetic nail starter built into the head.

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Which Estwing Hammers for Framing Applications Should You Buy

Estwing Straight Claw Framing Hammer With Vinyl Grip

Estwing E3/28S Straight Claw Framing Hammer - Vinyl GripFraming hammers look different from curved claw hammers. Typically they have longer necks to give you more hitting power. And that's evident in the range of Estwing framing hammers we stock. They also tend to be a bit heavier than finishing nailers.

Once again you'll find the Shock Reduction Grip® wrapped around the single piece of forged steel; no joints or welds that could break or shatter.

Clearly the big difference between curved and straight claw hammers is the shape of the claw.

A straight clawed framing hammer lets you do loads of extra tasks that a curved claw would struggle with. And that's partly because hammers aren't just for hitting nails. The straight claw on these Estwing hammers will help you in the demolishing stage of any job you're working on, including ripping up floorboards or even splitting lumber.

We're stocking 22oz, 24oz and 28oz sizes (616g, 680g and 748g respectively) see them here.

Estwing Ultra Framing Hammer

Estwing E6/19S Ultra Framing HammerVery similar to its standard claw hammer cousin, Estwing also offers the Ultra capabilities and specification, but in a hammer aimed at anyone undertaking framing applications.

Yes, it has the additional nail pulling notch and magnetic nail starter in the head, which is forged, along with the long neck, from one piece of steel, wrapped around which is the afore mentioned nylon Shock Reduction Grip®.

Again, this Ultra hammer, of which we're stocking 15oz and 19oz weights (425kg and 540kg respectively), is designed to be lighter but able to deliver a harder hit as a result.

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Estwing EWF21 Smooth Face HammerEstwing EWF21 Smooth Face Hammer

To say this is a radical new design of hammer is an understatement. As you can see, this design from Estwing look nothing like the hammers they're famous for as a company.

So what's Estwing's thinking behind the design; what'll this hammer do for you?

Essentially the design is to aid accuracy when you hammer. Its weight is all towards the front of the head, meaning that's where the power goes when you swing it. This is to help protect you against overstriking, while at the same time reducing the amount of effort you need to put into the swing to drive the nail.

Rather than being forged from one piece of steel, these hammers feature a fibreglass handle which includes a shock reduction gasket and the Shock Reduction Grip®, keep the vibration you experience in your hand, wrist and arm to a minimum.

All in all this is a great hammer for anyone who's ever suffered from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in their arm or wrist; the hammer flies true through the air with little effort and you don't have to battle to keep the swing under control.

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Estwing PC300G ProClaw Nail Puller

Estwing PC300G ProClaw Nail Puller

So far all of the Estwing products we've look at are for bashing in nails, along with all the other little jobs that a fantastic hammer will allow you to do.

But what about lengthy spells pulling nails out?

Yes, your Estwing hammer will manage this ably. However, we've got an Estwing product designed specifically to pull nails all day long, comfortably. Made from fine tool steel that's drop forged and temepered, then chrome finished, giving PC300G brilliant durability and rust-resistance. Wrapped around the steel is a cushioned grip, designed to to allow you to grip the nail puller, whichever end of it you're using.

And yes, each end of the nail puller has a different shape of claw that are sharp enough to get out imbedded nails, or even nails that have "lost their head", while minimising damage to the wood.

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We'd love to hear from you about your favourite Estwing hammer; how long have you owned it, what asides from bashing nails do you use it for? Tell us in the comments section below.

And if you've got any questions, please also let us know in the comments section.

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Toolstop on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:47:00 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Pretty impressive David. Can anyone else beat that?

David Thomas Martin on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 07:14:01 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Got mine from a girlfriend for my 18th birthday and i have just bought my new one at 44years of age :)

fluffylucy on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:41:02 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

bought mine second hand, at the end of 1975 and have been using it heavily since. I don't expect to want or need to replace it in this lifetime.

David on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:01:44 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 1

I bought my Estwing in 1971. It cost £3.50 which was a lot of money, but it's great!

Andy on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:20:29 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

22 years plus, still the same hammer I bought. Is used for everything

Wayne Burgess on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:15:42 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Fantastic bit of kit had mine over 30 years and still going strong :)

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