Find the right hammer
Add one of these hot new mallets to your toolbox
From Thor’s weapon of choice to Maxwell’s silver hammer of the eponymous Beatles’ song, the world (of art at least) has known a pretty far out mallet or two. Check out these groovy gavels, each with its own take on the tool that’s sometimes a little too attracted to thumbs.
1 The colour does suggest that this tool is for the ladies, but guys, don’t assume this 13 oz. hammer has sacrificed function for fashion: it’s all there.
2 This framing hammer is one bad mammer jammer. The Stiletto TBII-15 is 15 oz. of titanium that hits like 28 oz. of steel. The ergonomic rubber grip lessens the shock to your wrist and arm. Other features include a side nail puller, magnetic nail starter and interchangeable knurled and smooth striking faces.
3 While not strictly a hammer, the Benchmark 6-in-1 multi-tool will fill that role, as well as that of pliers, bender, cutter, twister and even wrench. The Swiss-Army hammer anyone?
4 If you live in a space so small that you can’t perform a full hammer swing without crashing into a wall or you can’t store a 12″ handle because half of it will stick out a window, then the condo hammer is for you. It’s perfect for tap-tap-tapping.