Hand Tools

Subject:
Similar but slightly different

Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
On a lot of sheetrock hammers, the handle has a noticeable slant relative to the head, permitting driving nails in corners without hitting the adjacent sheetrock. And the rock hammers I've seen didn't have the gauge.

Even before sheetrock, the (wooden) lath hammer drawings I've seen were, similarly, subtly different from shingle hammers.

It's always interesting to see how refined hammer designs were/are for the trade being practiced, particularly back when it was about the only way to drive nails - that is, before nail guns.

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