I need some ordinary hammers (12, 16, 20 oz).
Are these tools in the "you get what you pay for" category?
Perhaps you could briefly explain why I should consider spending $70 or
more, when I could probably find all 3 for around $10 at HF.
If you can think of a reason related to safety (I'm afraid of flying
metal) or the tool's lifetime I would be persuaded by that.
The 16oz claw hammer I've been using is sort of a family heirloom,
having belonged to my grandfather. I have my grandfather's watch too,
but I've been able to Use the hammer. And I think of Arkansas whenever I
swing it. If my arm gets tired, that helps me swing it better.
BTW, Anyone heard of the MWTCA ("Midwest Tool Collectors Association")?
Someone from the Indian state fair was handing out membership brochures
in a antique tool booth. Here is a link to their website:
Also, yes it's true, you may have seen a video, a few hours after I left
fair, at least 40 people were injured and 5 have died so far after the
stage and scaffolding (and speakers, lights, etc.) blew over at 9 pm
last night due to a gust of wind. The fair was closed today, reopens