|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11 x 3.6 x 0.9 inches|
|Item model number||48000|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Any product found to be defective under normal use due to material or workmanship, will be promptly repaired or replaced at no cost if return prepaid to KR Tools. Normal wear and tear is not covered.|
KR Tools 48000 Xtreme 12-Ounce Claw Hammer with Purple Rubber Grip
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Pros: It seems to be very well constructed and I suspect it will last for a long time. It's well balanced. The blades of the claw have been honed to a fine edge. This is very helpful if you want to pull a nail that has been almost driven in. I have too many hammers where the edge is too thick or rounded. Because this is all metal, you don't have to worry about the head separating from the handle, as often happens with wooden handled hammers over time.
Cons: I have to nitpick to find some "cons," but here they are. On the one I received, the striking surface was very slightly rounded, in a convex shape, rather than being perfectly flat. This does not seem to affect how this hammer worked. Again, it's a very slight imperfection. In theory you'd want a flat surface. I have large hands and the grip on this is thinner than I'd prefer. However I have that problem with many hand tools. I suspect that the size is fine for people with medium to small hands. I also noticed that the hammer I received is not the same as the one pictured. The handle in the picture starts small, widens, thins then widens again. Mine starts thinner, then gradually becomes wider. The grip in the picture also seem to be wider.
- Obviously, a bright purple grip. I wear size M/L gloves, and this grip feels too small for me. However, my partner was delighted with its size, in that larger hammers feel too big in her hands. Add to this the bulk of a pair of leather gloves, and a regular hammer grip really gets big. So this is especially nice for a person with M/S or smaller hands. The grip was a harder "plasticky" grip than I like, so there was less friction than I prefer to have on my hammers.
- It's a 12 ounce claw hammer. I like a 16+ ounce (actually, a framing hammer). Pound a lot of nails into a deck or a newly constructed wall and you'll appreciate the difference. However, this lighter touch is sometimes just what is needed for light projects.
- The craftsmanship of the head is okay, and certainly better than some hammers. There is a definite human touch to finishing the shaping and polishing, and my hammer was nicely done. It didn't come lathered in oil like many inexpensive tools, and I appreciated that.
Fundamentally, you shouldn't be disappointed with this hammer unless you have long fingers and want a more powerful force hitting that nail, or a longer handle for prying out a nail. That purple handle certainly does catch your eye!
The hammer appears to be reasonably well constructed. The head is firmly attached to the handle. Because the handle is a bit narrow, I was concerned that the head might easily detach. I drove several large (oversized for this hammer) nails into a 2x4 with a larger hammer and I was not able to cause a failure in this light duty hammer while removing them. The finish work on the head is actually quite good; it's symmetrical and nicely polished. The rubber grip has very little contour, though, and is not as comfortable to hold as a more contoured handle.
Overall, for its intended purpose as a light duty claw hammer, this one makes the grade.
Here's my pros and cons for this hammer:
- Fully hardened and tempered
- Nice sharp "claw" that can grab even the smallest of nail heads
- Polished finish makes it good for "clean" jobs around the house that you don't want to leave scuff marks on (when removing a nail, etc.)
- Lightweight -- I didn't realize how light a 12 oz hammer is!
This is NOT an all-purpose hammer for anything resembling construction. This is what I would call an "apartment hammer" -- perfect for hanging pictures, nailing small amounts of trim, etc. It is WAY too lightweight for anything major. However, this can be nice for many people, especially if you don't have a lot of arm strength or have difficulty holding heavy tools, especially above the shoulder level (like I do). This is by far the lightest hammer I have ever owned, but it actually feels more solidly built that bulkier ones I have.
- The "heavy grade rubber grip" is NOT very rubbery at ALL. It feels more like a cross between plastic and rubber (but closer to plastic). I have other rubberized KR Tools, and they are very rubbery and grippy. This one is not. The grip is only marginally better than a regular wooden-handled hammer. It can easily slip out of your hand.
- The hammer does not feel well "balanced" to me. There does not seem to be a logical ergonomic grip anywhere, so your hand doesn't have an obviously place to hold it securely. This is hard to describe, but you know am odd grip when you feel it.
- Not for hardened nails. The warning label on the hammer warns that the hammer itself can chip (!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The hammer is pink - not the electric purple shown in the picture - I am not a fan of pink! I don't like it at all!Published on April 9, 2014 by Beth
This is a good, household hammer. Balance is good, the grip is comfortable and brightly colored, making it easy to find when you put it down. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by M. Bergeron
I like this purple hammer is nice looking but is a little heavy, I have a simple hammer with wood grip and is not this heavy, I'm not too strong so I prefer the older one. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by Liliazuli
This is a nice hammer, as others have mentioned you'll probably need something bigger for heavy-duty work, but for lighter duties it's a good fit. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by C. E. Stevens
I love this hammer...not only for its balance and power, but also, for its purple handle.
This puts an end to your wife or kids walking off with your hammer never to... Read more
When I saw the KR Tools 48000 Xtreme 12 oz claw hammer with the pretty cool looking purple grip--I had to have it! When it arrived, I was excited about trying it out. Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by sandi beach
Solid construction and the grip does a good job of isolating the vibration form impact. I have to admit that I kind of like the colored handle and it helps keep it from getting... Read morePublished on May 16, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I just love my purple hammer! I often buy scissors etc in bright pink so no guy around here will run off with them... Read morePublished on May 10, 2010 by L. Maupin
I love the purple colored handle. I won't have to worry about the guys "borrowing" my girlie hammer. This is a light weight hammer for small jobs. Read morePublished on May 7, 2010 by annie