Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tool - Rubber Hammer - Power Nailer

Recently my rubber hammer gave its two week notice. I was on a quest to find a beloved replacement. The hunt was on. I put ads on craigs list, on the internet, I called all my stone buddies.... ok not really. But funny enough my stone buddy Adam called a week before asking if I had any idea where he could find a heavy rubber hammer I said - no.... not really.

I started a new stone job and was ready to start getting my foundation stones set in place with a little help from my beloved rubber mallet. I realized I was asking to much from this old timer. So I called my stone buddy Adam and ask if he had found a place to get one. He said.... yes he did. He had contacted a local rental place called Sun Belt and said they would have some Power Nailer hammers coming in any day. So I stopped by on my way to my scooter shop and found they just got the shipment in while I was standing asking about them. I checking out the new smaller hammer used for hitting power nailers when installed wood floors.

Old red hammer on left - with head falling off. New Power Nailer Mallet on right.
The Sun Belt sales man said they sell allot of these hammers to hardscape fellows for installing paver blocks. Sad that no other stone supplier had any thing as nice as this. I figured for $47 it was worth a shot. Better then what I had to work with plus I had a job to do. Time is money right?!

Once I got the Power nailer hammer in my hands my #1 concerned was the lack of weight.  As you can see with my last hammer it's a real big boy. Not enough weight behind a hit was quickly put to rest. What I loved was: how easy it was to handly swing in my hand, great grip with the punched out holes in the handle, the bounce back with the rubber (also available with a white rubber head), Made In USA, easy size to carry around in my bucket of tools and the kicker the back side sledge. I had a bunch of stones with mortar on them. I was able to pick this up and use the back side to really do some damage. The angled point directs the energy when busting up stones. I was in love with this new found employee. I offered free room and board in the trailer and free tanning seasons in the sun while basking on the rocks during breaks. What more can a hammer ask for? So if your looking for something to swing around in your hands to help place a few flat stone or walling rocks this is hammer gets 5 stars on the list of great job site tools.  Power Nailer - keep them Rockin'
Who needs wood when you got rocks to hit...

Power Nailers Hammer 5MI Mallets 3.64 lbs (06-99110 designed for Manual Nailers)

Not to long after I bought this hammer Bon Tools sent a email out showing off a new hammer they had just come out with. I requested a little more info with a sample to test. But got no response. Guess my email ended up in spam?! 

To see more of this hammer check out Bon Tool $43.55 retail with a nice large white head. Weight unknown - I did ask. Guess I'll call to get more info. Part # 21-404-B8 paver hammer.

Other favorite tools from readers:
Pave Tech's Pounder (Neil White)
Lixie Hammers (Matt Sevigny Blog- Stone Soup)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mark,
    Probst Tools have some nice deadblow hammers. I have their "Pounder" which works well. I have a 52 oz. deadblow and a 10"x10" tamper with a rubber pad attached to the face, but usually I use 6"x6" timber and an eight pond sledgehammer. Go figure.