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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:42 am 
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I'm looking to buy a hammer from Bunnings.

What do you guys suggest?

There is a Stanley brand Fatmax hammer 20z, costs $54

is it worth it?

I'm looking for one that is general purpose use.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:44 am 
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general purpose, id get the cheapest one there, use it till it breaks, then get another one.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:45 am 
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general purpose, id get the cheapest one there, use it till it breaks, then get another one.


yes if it is just for s**t get the cheapest one, I brought a cheapy from bunnings a while ago put some star posts in and she is still a goer 3 months later.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:48 am 
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sorry forgot to add i want a hammer that would last as long as possible too.

i dont know why there are these expensive $50+ ones

but does anyone know how long they last?

check this one out for example

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HAMMER-STANLEY-B ... 286.c0.m14

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:57 am 
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sorry forgot to add i want a hammer that would last as long as possible too.

i dont know why there are these expensive $50+ ones

but does anyone know how long they last?

check this one out for example

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HAMMER-STANLEY-B ... 286.c0.m14

it all comes down to what it is made out of, looking at that it is a steel type with a rubber grib etc.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:00 am 
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falcon1999 wrote:
as long as possible too.



most hammers, even the cheaper ones will last quite a few years.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:04 am 
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is there such a hammer that would last a lifetime?

or am i dreaming

my plan was to buy a real nice one that would last forever - general purpose

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:52 am 
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falcon1999 wrote:
is there such a hammer that would last a lifetime?

or am i dreaming

my plan was to buy a real nice one that would last forever - general purpose


I got one off an old guy on site a while ago who'd had it for years and years... possibly longer than I am old. I still use it today to flog stuff. It was originally a gimpy (i think they are known as a 20oz), it then had the handle cut off and a short piece of 1" pipe welded to the base of the head instead. Threw some gaffa tape onto it to make it comfy to swing and voila!!! This thing will outlast me thats for sure.
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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:38 am 
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Why is this in the 6 cylinder forum?

I reckon just get a cheapo one. We have 3 in total which have seen 10 years of use for 2 of them and the other one is newish. The only problem with one of the hammers is that the handle is slightly deteriorated. All in all, it probably costed my dad about $50.

It just depends how much use the hammer sees. I wouldn't buy a $50 hammer and only use it once a week.

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:34 am 
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Seriously, $50.00 is not much to spend on quality tools. IMO, your best bet is to by ones of big brand names. As for how long it will last, how long is a piece of string? Depends on what you do with it and how you treat it.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:45 pm 
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Buy 5 $10 ones, and if the first one wears out, get out the next one and so on.

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:37 pm 
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Or, you can try a hammer made by Plumb (an American brand?). A builder recommended these hammers as they're balanced nicely and made of quality materials. If you're doing repetitve work, like nailing down timber decking or floorboards, you'll notice the difference.

phongus wrote:
Why is this in the 6 cylinder forum?



The first thing you grab when the starter motor solenoid sticks?..... :D

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:45 pm 
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s wing but will cost more than 50 bucks
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