Hand Tools: Back to basics
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
The 20-oz. head is attached to the 14-in. hickory handle the old fashioned way -? with steel and wood wedges. When the handle breaks or otherwise wears out, it can be replaced. This ?999? pattern hammer from Vaughan is made entirely in the U.S. It's available with either a smooth or milled face. In December 2004, it had an equally basic price of about $21.