StanleyÂ® FatMax Xtreme Antivibe Hammer, 20oz
if I had a hammer
A hammer that is good for any job big or small at a price that's affordable
May 8, 2013
simple and effective
great hammer that is ideal for around the house fixing.
May 7, 2013
I love this hammer! Great for heavy jobs yet good for small jobs, perfect size.
September 20, 2010
Bought it on sale. The grip is good and the head is knurled to minimize slippage. It's fairly long so use it for framing.
September 27, 2008
My husband just bought this hammer cause its a little lighter than the one he usually works with all day. Great price and quality, very durable. He is an apprectice Carpenter and is very hard on his tools so he expects a lot out of them & he's very happy with this purchase.
September 15, 2008
I needed a slightly heavier hammer for work around the house. This one certainly does the job. I like the magnetic nail holding tab feature. It frees a hand to hold wood pieces in place.
August 29, 2008
The best for heavy jobs
I got this hammer for a gift a year ago.
During that time I've had to rip apart fences and other reno projects. It can beat anything apart quickly, like a sledge, but more comfortably, and with more control.
It also works really well for building. It drives a nail usually with one or two hits.
I've had to use it for some digging as well, such as seating stepping stones into clay.
A very handy tool, and well worth the money. Watch for sales, as they pop up from time to time.
May 31, 2008
First of all, I love the Stanley FatMax Extreme line of tools. They may look a little flashy but they work great and are very tough.
At 20oz it is heavier than your average DIY hammer, but it is balanced very nicely. After swinging it for a few minutes, you get into the rhythem and the nails practically pound in themselves. I've framed my basement, built a deck and helped family build a house with this hammer. Its been through the test and I love it. I've dropped it two stories onto concrete and the only thing that gave was the concrete.
The Anti-Viberation is a nice feature as well that many hammer manufacturers are putting into their hammers. I feel it works well, but don't kid yourself...I've pounded 3" concrete nails into concrete with it, and yes, it still does vibrate!
The only odd feature on this hammer that is a bit of a farse if you ask me, is the magnetic nail start feature for one handed operation. It doesn't support enough of the nail to enable a solid strike that would drive/start the nail into anything except styrofoam. When the nail contacts wood, it just flings off and you go through the process again. It is very frustrating when you are hanging on a ladder.
I know its just a hammer, but you definitely won't be disappointed.
April 10, 2008