I used a 22 oz Estwing framing hammer (still have it but the waffle head is worn flat) back in the late '70's while working as a framing carpenter. The feel was great and back in those days I was able to do the set hit and 2 more with a 16D cc sinker. Now I'm doing pretty good if I can hit the nail square 3 times in a row, and that's about half-way---LOL!
I used the same hammer when I was building forms for concrete basements in Port Elgin. We used whalers and wedges so the handle of hammer was always being used for prying and you would wear it down. New guys would learn a wooden or fibreglass handle would wear out in a couple weeks....the Estwing could last forever. At that time Estwing was only all steel hammer available around there.
I got my Estwing at a yard sale. The handle was bent so head was offset a tad. Foreman grabbed my hammer to pound a wedge and missed. On closer inspection of hammer he commented "only you could be accurate with a BENT hammer" It was the 70's
Edited by Jazz, December 23, 2016 - 12:31 PM.