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Estwing Mfg Co. E3-16S 16-Ounce Rip Claw Hammer with Steel Handle

by Estwing
4.8 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews

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  • Designed for use where ripping nails is necessary
  • 1 Piece forged head and handle
  • Forged metal head for extra strength
  • Rip claws are designed to pull nails well
  • Handle and head are fully polished
  • 16-Ounce straight claw ripping hammer
  • Nylon-vinyl deep cushion grip
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Product Description

Product Description

This 16 oz. rip claw nail hammer is forged in one piece solid steel, and fully polished. Balance and temper are unsurpassed. It has a bonded and molded on Shock Reduction Grip that reduces shock up to 70% and will not come off. Estwing hammers are the only hammers that can make this claim. Both the head and handle are forged in one piece solid steel and have an attractive blue UV coating. This is the perfect hammer for general, and light to medium duty. Nail hammers are designed for striking common and finishing nails and nail sets. Made in the USA. Protect your eyes from flying particles and dust. Always wear safety goggles. Bystanders shall also wear safety goggles.

From the Manufacturer

This nylon-vinyl shock reduction grip rip hammer is perfect for driving and removing nails. Fully polished forged one-piece solid steel construction eliminates loose heads while the nylon vinyl deep cushion grips bonded to steel handle for comfort and durability. Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world's most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to both tradesmen and craftsmen alike.

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Technical Details

Part Number ESTE316S
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 13 x 6 x 1 inches
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Item model number E3-16S
Color Silver
Material Forged
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
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ASIN B0000224VG
Customer Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #12,543 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#11 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Hammers > Claw Hammers
#1,152 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available April 1, 2004

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my dad had a 16oz. leather hammer when I was just a little kid. All the guys on the crew made fun of the little hammer, because it would ring every time it hit a nail, but that hammer outlasted any other hammer that I ever saw. my dad had that hammer over 28 years and it built alot of houses. It is strong enough to frame with, yet light and well balanced for trimming with. The smooth leather handle won't blister your hand. Now I have my own construction co. and I have over a dozen estwing hammers all different styles, from brick to drywall, to millfaced framers. I have hung many hundereds of thousands of sq. ft. of drywall, built houses, and quite a few log cabins compleete with this hammer as my main trim hammer, but my dad never used any other hammer and works with me now and won't use any other hammer. his old sining hammer has worn down, but it still gets the job done every day, year after year. It's never gave a splinter in a finger, never cracked or broken a handle in over 28 years. I would say the hammer has nothing to prove, it's been there and done it all for our family businesses. Deffinately has been a great hammer. (and it carries a good toon)!
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in 1972, my father and my uncle started a construction co. and began building houses in our area, while my father also operated our dairy farm. Their choice hammer was a 16 oz. straight claw, leather handled, steele shank estwing. The other guys on the crew all had bigger heavier wood handled hammers. The guys on the framing crew all made comments about the brothers little 16 oz. singing hammers, (the steele shank made a ringing sound every time the hammer hit a nail), but none of them could drive a 16D nail as fast, or as straight as the little 16 oz. Through the years, my dad would bring me to the job sites so I could work with him, (he said that he hoped that something would rub off on me), sometimes he would let me try out his hammer. While I watched the crew build many houses over the years one thing became clear, even though the guys made fun of the singing hammers, the other hammers would chip, crack, or the handle would break off, but the two estwing hammers were the only hammers that came back to the job sites year after year after year. The nice reddish tan leather started to get darker and the claws wore down shorter, but the hammers rang on. My brothers and I used to take dads hammer without permission and build tree houses and other projects. The "old man" would let us know loud and clear what that hammer meant to him, and that he did not want that hammer lost or left out in the rain. The fact that he liked the hammer so much seemed to make us boys want to use it all the more, we wanted to be just like dad. The hammer got left out in the rain so manny times over the years by all four of us boys, that the speach about the hammer was quite common around our house.Read more ›
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...after hauling around my 20-oz. Estwing, I bought this 16-oz. model as a spare. I was skeptical about this tool after previous reviewers complained of an annoying ringing sound, but I either cannot hear this or it just does not bother me. When I first picked it up, I appreciated the shock reduction grip. It is quite an improvement over Estwing models of just a few years ago.

My concerns about 16 ounces not being enough mass to drive large nails were alleviated the first time I used this hammer to demolish and re-frame parts of an exterior wall for window and door installation. I found it comfortable to swing and easy to aim given the decrease in mass. It is perfectly balanced.

The one-piece design inspires confidence that I won't see the head of this baby go flying by my head on the back swing. If my mind were to wander to thoughts of lunch, I know that a misplaced blow won't pulverize some wooden handle or worse, send slivers of fiberglass into my eye. All metal construction, sufficient mass, and quality craftsmanship combine in an exceptional all-purpose hammer.
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By A Customer on June 6, 2004
I have used the 16 0z rip hammer for about 16 years--the same hammer that is, and it is still going strong. An awesome tool.
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Unarguably the best hammer around.

The one-piece solid metal design means that the handle will never break, and the head will never come loose. The diamond-shaped haft gives it solid strength - the only way to bend it is by putting it in a vise and pounding on it with a sledge hammer. The straight claws give it a power and leverage advantage when pulling out nails. The 16 ounce weight - you can find both lighter and heavier versions - gives you a good solid power stroke when hammering. The rubber grip is easy to hold, and won't slip.

We've had one of these in the family for 35 years now, and have never had a problem with it. Excellent for general carpentry of any type. And it's definitely a good price for something that will last for generations.
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I've worked residential construction for 10 years now and have used one brand of hammer throughout. This is the first and last hammer you will ever need. Period.

The head is not prone to snapping off and/or splintering like wooden handled hammers. The handle is sturdy and solid, molded with a nylon/rubber synthetic that is permanently bound to the steel handle inside - will not slide or come apart.

Do not buy a wooden handled hammer. Ever. Do not go for cheap when concerning hammers. They are serious business. There is nothing like an Estwing. I am so OCD about my equipment and this brand has never been anything less than awesome.
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