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Best. Hammer. Ever.,
This review is from: Estwing Mfg Co. E3-16S 16-Ounce Rip Claw Hammer with Steel Handle (Tools & Home Improvement)
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.