September 19, 2011

Hardcore Hammer Blunt Force Hammer - Review

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Earlier in the year we got all in a tizzy over the Hardcore Hammer. It's a framing hammer with a two part face that solves some of the issues associated with the general wear and tear on a framing hammer. We really liked the thing, but it does get up into that "nearing $100 range for a hammer," which, no doubt, is pretty extreme. Our review is here. So Hardcore Hammer has recently come out with another model that has a little less bling and comes with a price tag that's much easier to swallow. That new item has the appealing name of "Blunt Force." How can you go wrong with a name like that? They sent us one so we could find out for ourselves.

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After using the tool on site for a month or so, we've come to the conclusion that you apparently can't go wrong with a name like that. The Bunt Force is a great item. The general look of it is the same as the standard Hardcore Hammer, but it doesn't have the hardened steel waffle-face part. With this one the face of the hammer is smooth. The hickory handle is comfortable and has all the right curves in all the right places.

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We used it as our go-to hammer for a while and it worked great in just about every situation we put it in. We did a bunch of demo with it and our only complaint is that the nail puller doesn't come to a narrow enough point to effectively pull finish nails. So we ended up shredding the floorboards with the Blunt Force, but pulled the nails with our Estwing. Not a big deal, but worth mentioning.

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And as for the price, instead of $80, this one is $35 which, like we said, is far more palatable. It's less of a hammer, but it's a great item for someone who wants quality, but can't imagine paying $80 for a hammer.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at September 19, 2011 5:40 AM

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nice review Doug, glad they're making an affordable model. I like the gunstock handle, will order one to replace my old trusty red handled plumb, which are sadly all made overseas these days.


Posted by: Kevin at September 19, 2011 7:11 PM
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