Depends on how many Needs one has, don't you think?
I've a sledge hammer for driving stakes 'round the farm.
a 3pound short maul for driving wedges behind the chainsaw
a 250g and a 500g German cross-peen for mechanical work
a couple of wooden mallets turned on the lathe for chiseling
a 17 oz Estwing claw hammer for framing and general nailing -- I
found if I try to use a heavier claw hammer I get carpal tunnel
or tennis elbow.
a traditional German carpenter's hammer
which I spike into heavy
timbers like big fence posts or roof beams and use it as a carrying
handle (it drives nails as well, as a bonus - see above about rsi
and I used to have a tiny wee hammer out of some very hard metal for
chipping holes into wall tiles, but I don't know where that got to ...
I have a claw hammer, two ball peen hammers, a tack hammer, wooden
mallet, rawhide mallet, geologist's hammer, and a hammer that I rarely
use that I made in high school on a metal lathe. I almost forgot
about the hatchet has a hammer head on it.
If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land
1 2lb club hammer of unknown manufacture
1 Stanley 20oz claw (This gets used the most)
1 Stanley 1lb ball pein
1 Stanley 6oz cross pein
1 Stanley 3.1/2ox cross pein
1 Wooden mallet
1 Thor size "A" copper/hide mallet
1 polyurethane "soft" mallet.
All the other hammers I had lying around I gave away to:
for whom I am a volunteer refurbisher.
If I need anything different I can always borrow from the above (we've
always got "hundreds" in our workshop) or from my blacksmith daughter.
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