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On ‎9‎/‎3‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎50‎:‎55‎, Frosty said:

2lbs. is plenty of hammer to start with, it's much easier to control and hammer control is the thing you need to learn the most.


Actually I am of the opinion that a heavy hammer is better. Because a light hammer lets you get away with sloppy technique which will need to be un-learned at some point, in terms of ergonomics. A heavier hammer will tell you very quickly that you're using it wrong.

What also helps is someone who can tell you how to use it. Last weekend an ABS mastersmith explained me how to properly use my new 3.5 pound hammer. I can now move metal twice as fast and I can hammer for 2 hours without getting tired in my arm.

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