I think this hammer was around $10 when I bought it from Amazon so the price has gone up. It was a good value. It feels a lot heavier than the Estwing 14 oz drywall hammer. I don't like the grip which has a surface similar to sand paper that is directly glued on the wood and not removable. I would recommend the Estwing drywall or shingle hammer over this one unless price is your main concern. I think this is a fine well built tool that will last a long time but I think the 12 oz weight is deceiving. I only worry about this weight because this tool is also being used an axe/multipurpose tool for camping out of backpack in addition to doing demolition and removing shingles and built up roofing. I use a framing hammer and 14oz claw hammer every day and this tool much more sparingly, so I can not really attest to its durability and longevity under heavy use.
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