|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)??? nm||DougSloan|
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...|
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.
Jan 21, 2003 3:15 PM
|I own two Stilettos, the one referenced on amazon.com 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 one||rockbender|
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? nm||seyboro|
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. nm||Spunout|
Jan 22, 2003 5:23 AM
|My hero is Norm Abrams||Spoke 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.|
Jan 22, 2003 10:32 AM
|I'll stick with my Craftsman. Works fine. Lifetime guarantee.|| |