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Shock absorbing hammer design


Bob_Nor

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For my wood splitting I also use a bucket full of wooden single- use wedges and a wooden hammer. In a book about green woodworking I read that use shouldn't make the handle longer than 30 inches, otherwise it would tend to vibration. I regarded this (probably too simple) rule and there isn't much shock in the handle.

Carpenters often use hammers with steel handles and sink lots of nails with them. The typical german carpenters hammer has a rubberized thick walled steel tube handle, thicker at the end. The amount of rebound is not especially high from my experience.

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