These hard-hitting hammers have heavy heads that can tackle demanding metalworking and demolition applications such as driving spikes, wedges, punches, chisels, and rock drills and forging metal. They provide more force than a standard claw or pein hammer and offer more control than a heavier sledgehammer. Choose a drilling hammer with a shorter handle for working in confined spaces or an engineer's hammer with a longer handle for striking powerful blows in open areas.
Also known as hand sledges, drilling hammers typically have shorter handles than engineer's hammers and sledgehammers, providing more control during swinging and making them useful for working in confined spaces.
Because they typically have longer handles than a drilling hammer but shorter handles than a sledgehammer, engineer's hammers are well suited for applications that call for large, powerful swings in open areas, such as demolishing concrete and masonry, and also provide good control for tasks like driving steel chisels, masonry drills, and hardened nails.
Non-Sparking Engineer's Hammers
Made from nonferrous materials such as aluminum, nickel, and bronze, these nonsparking engineer's hammers help minimize the risk of the tool generating a spark while in use. They are useful in environments that contain flammable solvents, liquids, vapors, dusts, or residues.