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hi i have a hammer question for everyone
i found a 2.5lb straight peen hammer that has
a 5/8" hole drilled parelle to the peen on the peen side of the
hammer and was wondering why it is there. maybe for more head weight?
the marking that i can read on the hammer is "BELL SYSTOMES"

matt o

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That marking should be "BELL SYSTEMS" and it is a lineman's hammer. And yes, the hole is for use as a wrench. The lineman would start a step/screw with the hammer end and run it in with the wrench hole. They are not in use very much except in rural areas as the linemen would much rather use a bucket truck or ladder.:D

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