Hand Tools: TiBone hammer

Reviewed by:
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
Stiletto hammers are made of titanium, a lightweight, but strong, metal. According to the manufacturer, titanium construction allows greater head velocity with less effort, allowing a relatively light hammer to replace a much heavier steel version. Stiletto says the design lessens the chance of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries.

The 15-oz. framing hammer, model TB 15C, has a magnetic nail starter. It also has a replaceable steel face with either a smooth or milled waffle pattern. TiBone 15-oz. hammers are available with either straight or curved handles. In December 2004, the TiBone cost $200. The replacement face kit was $35.

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