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I know one of you freaks owns this thing.(20 posts)

I know one of you freaks owns this thing.Alex-in-Evanston
Jan 21, 2003 11:02 AM
I don't, but I suddenly want one...TJeanloz
Jan 21, 2003 11:19 AM
Actually, I have no need for such a thing. But I would be interested to know how a solid titanium hammer has an integrated "magnetic nail starter". Considering that titanium is non-magnetic, there is some interesting physics going on there.
Light weigt feels good on the belt, easy on the wrist,...dzrider
Jan 21, 2003 12:12 PM
but too flexy for efficient power transfer?
Light weigt feels good on the belt, easy on the wrist,...mpm32
Jan 21, 2003 12:22 PM
Not solid ti it has "Removeable steel nose piece allows the user to replace the face in a few minutes."

Steel is real.
I'm waiting for the carbon fiber version. (nm).jhr
Jan 21, 2003 12:44 PM
I'm waiting for the carbon fiber version. (nm).The Human G-Nome
Jan 21, 2003 9:47 PM
i'm going with the Columbus carbon fiber/ti mesh for extra damping power!
Oh man now I have hammer envy..!!!jhr
Jan 22, 2003 5:49 AM
I bet if I had one of them, I bet I could hammer with the pros!

I've got one :-)wolfereeno
Jan 22, 2003 2:53 PM

I use it on my Kestrel 200sci.
15-oz. Ti head has the driving force of 24-oz. steel?....Bruno S
Jan 21, 2003 12:51 PM
is this physically possible? I mean, would the weight be responsible for the driving force?
maybe it's like a golf club (Bertha)??? nmDougSloan
Jan 21, 2003 2:18 PM
...when it's used at a higher velocity...KeeponTrekkin
Jan 22, 2003 7:46 AM
a lighter hammer (bat, car, etc) will deliver the same force as a heaver hammer at a lower velocity, regardless of material. A hammer will be more effective if its handle is lighter and more mass is concentrated in the head; perhaps this hammer is so designed...
oddly enuff..Akirasho
Jan 21, 2003 2:25 PM
that very hammer was featured on a recent airing of "Ask This Old House"... or at least the head... before it was reunited with the handle/claw.

I must have one... cuz it's on sale.

Be the bike.
oddly enuff..scorpionking
Jan 21, 2003 3:15 PM
I own two Stilettos, the one referenced on and its predecessor with the straight handle. Awesome framing hammers, super light yet pack a wallop driving nails. When you do serious home remodel framing jobs, the body thanks you for using a light hammer with big driving power. Next big thing will be scandium based framing hammers, they are already being developed. Everybody thought poured concrete countertops were a gimmick too when they first started being fabricated, now everyone and their mother loves em.:-)
But ...the other Tim
Jan 21, 2003 5:21 PM
titanium countertops are lighter, more resilient and corrosion resistant.
I've got only onerockbender
Jan 22, 2003 4:16 PM
I've got the wood handled (bent) version with the ti head. Yep, and I've used the nail starter on more than one occasion for overhead use too.

I agree with scorp' - it is nice to pound nails all day with it in a clean framing type atmosphere. For concrete forming and having to beat other stuff around, you can't beat a good ol steel hammer (ala Estwing).

The ti head sometimes makes sparks when you glance off a nail too.

FWIW, the wood handle/ti head version is a bit more economical at about 50 or 60 bucks.
3/2.5 or 6/4? nmseyboro
Jan 21, 2003 6:37 PM
Double-pass welds anywhere? (nm)micha
Jan 21, 2003 7:20 PM
I'd go for filet-brazed 853 anyday for my countertops. nmSpunout
Jan 22, 2003 5:23 AM
My hero is Norm AbramsSpoke Wrench
Jan 22, 2003 10:10 AM
He's the "New Yankee Workshop" and "This Old House" guy. He says that for a professional today, a hammer is just for show. I guess if that's the case, a ball burnished titanium hammer would be just the thing.
ouch!$190 hammer!ColnagoFE
Jan 22, 2003 10:32 AM
I'll stick with my Craftsman. Works fine. Lifetime guarantee.