A hammer, simple tool yet essential to everyone on this planet. Both construction workers and home owners should at least have one in their possession. Though getting the right hammer can be hard as there many different types of hammers on the market with each for different jobs. From pulling worn out nail out from the board to hammering nails to hold a wall shelf. Not only that each hammers has different shapes, sizes and lengths.
So, we have listed the best top three hammers for you to choose from, and to help reduce the hassle of choosing a hammer for you, my friend.
How Did We Pick
We crowned the best three by evaluating each of the hammers’ durability, power, length, handling and comfort. We are looking for hammers that can stand the test of time, power in driving nails into walls, has a fair amount of length, easy to handle and comfortable to hold.
Over the course of three weeks, we tested top 10 brands to tested. We tested each for their durability, power, length, handling and comfort.
We tested the effectiveness of a hammer to drive nails by hammering nails on different types of surfaces, see how it takes for each hammers to hammer in the nails. We also tested the durability of each hammers by the testing how much can it absorb the recoil impact from hammering. A good hammer is a hammer that can reduce recoil impact significantly.
Hammering can be a real chore, so comfort in handling and gripping are very important as well. We tried hammering for an hour with each hammers (with 15 minutes of rest) to see how comfortable our grip felt on it.
The Best Three Hammers
Maxcraft 60626 8-oz. Stubby Claw Hammer
If you have a small garage or the room you’re supposed work in doesn’t have much space in it, then the stubby handle of this hammer is perfect to help get the job done.
The handle of this hammer is contoured perfectly for easy gripping and covered in soft, non-slip cover. The best part of this hammer is that, it has magnetic head to hold the nail in place for you. The black and yellow colours make this hammer easy to be find among your other tools in the toolbox. So, no more rummaging through your toolbox to find your hammer.
If you’re looking to remove nails easily, hammer nails into its place and other hammer involved tasks, this hammer will get done quickly and right.
- Non-slip grip
- Contoured grip for a firm and comfortable grip
- Magnetic head
Estwing E3-16S 16 oz Straight Claw Hammer
Made from solid steel, this 1-pound rip claw hammer is perfect for light and medium hammering tasks around the house as it has molded grip with the capability to reduce shock from hammering up to 70%. This solid steel rip claw hammer is 13″ in length, a very fine length to grip on and work with.
The attractive blue UV coating is neat feature because it helps you to find the hammer easily, so no more treasure hunting for your hammer after this. This rip claw hammer is very durable, with proper cares it can lasts for decades for you to use. It also has good handling feeling to it.
- Made from polished and solid steel
- Very durable
- Good for driving and removing nails of all types
Stanley FatMax Xtreme Hammer
If you’re low on budget but needs a good hammer desperately, Stanley FatMax Xtreme is the perfect hammer for you. Don’t underestimate this hammer due to its cheap price, its quite the beast this one. It has some neat features to it; torsion control grip to make gripping on and handling the hammer much easier, and comfortable –and the anti-vibe technology that reduces shock and minimizes impact. The torsion control feature reduces torque strain on the user’s wrist and elbow.
Due to its size, this feels great in your hand as it give a nice and firm grip and gets the job done –whether driving in the nails or pulling out the nails.
- Torsion control and anti-technology