I have a hammer - pic hopefully attached? - the handle of which got bent during some heavy hitting. Anyone know how I can get it straight again? I've 'googled' this, of course, but had no joy. Thanks...
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My Estwing is so old it has "Patents Pending" on the handle.Inspector":1bxeyxwt said:Trevanion is right. I got my Estwing framing hammer when I was 18, 48 years ago and it is bulletproof. If you can bend it by driving in nails or pulling them out it is little better than a paperweight.
It's bent the wrong way to have happened whilst hitting (not that such a thing is possible anyway, I reckon)....well, either that or someone missed the object they were aiming at by 6 inches. It's bent the way it has because it has been used for levering. This of course is one of its designed purposes, so it should have been able to cope. The fact that it hasn't means the steel is of poor quality, and there is no hope for it. Wooden handled hammers are much more pleasant and comfortable to use, and can take an almighty amount of abuse. If they fail, you just stick in another handle. Chuck the steel one, and replace it with a wooden handled one.Seb Palmer":1bflq6d0 said:I have a hammer - pic hopefully attached? - the handle of which got bent during some heavy hitting........