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Redback Tools Maxistrike JT-006 20-Ounce Rip Hammer


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  • 20-ounce rip hammer with patented Arc shaft for greater access to hard-to-reach spots such as above joists
  • ThermoPlastic Elastomer (TPE) injected into the forged handle for superior grip
  • Anti-slip ovals on the side of the handle provide a secure grip
  • Great for the professional user and serious do-it-yourselfer
  • 5-year warranty
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.8 pounds
Product Dimensions16 x 1 x 6 inches
Item model numberJT-006
Warranty DescriptionRedback Tools warrants that this product is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for five years from original date of purchase.
  
Additional Information
ASINB000IBJ74Q
Best Sellers Rank #805,391 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 1, 2006
  
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Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and this hammer is a prime example. A young Australian carpenter found himself going back with a nail punch to finish driving nails around joists, piping and other obstructions that his hammer couldn’t reach around. One day, he put his hammer to the grinder, welded on some more material and started hammering smarter, not harder. That’s how the Maxistrike hammer was born.

Years later, the brilliantly designed and gorgeously balanced Maxistrike hammer line is available all over the world, and its exploding popularity is easy to understand the second you take this hammer in hand.

The difference is all in Redback Tools’ solid, one-piece patented arc shaft, an unlikely-looking curve in the hammer shaft that actually lets the hammer head reach into recessed surfaces that normally would have necessitated a nail punch. Redback calls this "maxi-access," but we just call it genius. The curvature totally recenters the balance, and in turn, makes the blows more efficient as well as less jarring to your arm. Contributing to the noticeable comfort factor is the extraordinary grip on this hammer. It’s made of thermoplastic elastomer, which functions both as a shock absorber and secure gripping surface. There are subtle indentations that your fingers just find when you grip it, too, and it feels amazing in hand.

This is a 20-ounce model, but honestly, when you’re wielding it, you’d think it was much lighter – until you see what it can do. The rip claw is machined beautifully, and the whole thing just feels like quality. We think this hammer will become a must-have for professionals, serious do-it-yourselfers and the tool-free apartment dweller who sometimes wants to hang up a picture. Watch this one: we know it’s going to be a hit. -- Kris Jensen-Van Heste

The Redback Story
When a serious 2002 motorbike accident ended Australian carpenter Jake Tyson's career as a tradesman, he focused his energy on improving a tool that had remained unchanged for more than a century—the simple hammer. The end result was the Maxistrike, a hammer with a patented arc shaft that allows users to drive nails over obstacles like joists and piping. When he found that large tool companies weren’t interested in his idea, Tyson decided that he had to market the hammer himself.

Redback launched the Maxistrike in November 2003 and saw it win the "Dealer’s Pick" award at that year’s American Hardware Show. Since then, Redback has continued to dedicate itself to manufacturing innovative, sturdy tools for the carpenter and contractor, such as the MaxiS5 Phillips Screwdriver which works with both Posidrive and multiple head sizes of Phillips screws. Other innovative products include the Sketch Tape, a measuring tape that lets users write measurements on the tape's surface, and the Maxiknife, a rugged utility knife with a patented blade-change system and onboard storage for extra blades.

Redback products are meant for professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike, and they are designed for maximum durability and functionality.

From the Manufacturer

The Maxistrike 20-ounce Rip Hammer offers superior balance and increased access to tight spots such as over joists and piping. This is the result of the one-piece forged and patented Arc shaft, which is curved rather than straight. Superior grip comfort is achieved with ThermoPlastic Elastomer (TPE) injected into the forged handle, while anti-slip ovals on the side of the handle provide a secure grip. The Maxistrike is great for professional users and serious do-it-yourselfers. Patents pending on shape and configuration of hammer head, arc flow into head, and the shape and configuration of the grip.

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I've received quite a few weird looks when I pull out this hammer. However I've actually used the design to my advantage quite a few times. It's amazing what that little bit of curve can help accomplish. If you are trying to hammer around something, an inch or two can make a big difference. For the quality, I think it's great and should last a long long time. I have a few of these and have had them for a few years now without any issues.
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I got this for 6 bucks delivered. Cant even buy the scrap iron for that amount. Iteresting hammer for your collection, nice construction and less than some mainland Chinese garbage. {made in Taiwan} If you want to support the Americans and get a nicer hammer buy an ESTWING, but this is for my workers and dispensible. The Estwing you can give to your kids.
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