No, no they cannot. In fact, you will find that most generator manufacturers have warnings on their products and on their instructions manuals explicitly saying that generators cannot operated in a wet or rainy environment. This includes snowed in areas as well. Let’s think about why this is for a moment. We all know what generators do. Their engine gives power to the alternator and the alternative generates electricity for your home. You then connect your extension cord to the generator to route the power back to your home.

Here’s the problem though folks. Water and electricity do not mix. If it is raining and your generator is out in it that water is inevitably going to get into the electrical outlet. That means that there is now a chance of electrocution. Depending on the model of generator that you have, yours may come with what’s known as a GFCI outlet. These outlets, known as a ground fault circuit interrupt, will automatically shut the generator off if water is detected within the system. Would you want to be the guy that has to go out and try and restart the generator if it shut down due to water being in the system? I certainly wouldn’t. Using, touching, or maintaining a generator that is wet can result in electrocution to the user. Generators can carry quite a bit of electricity so this electrocution risk should be taken very seriously.

For more safety suggestions and tips on generators please check out out Generator Safety Guide by clicking here. This guide goes into all of the safety precautions that should be taken into consideration before you setup and run your generator.

Thanks for reading,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools

 

Question

No! This is not safe and can result in tragic results. A lot of people do not realize that a generator emits the same kind of exhaust that a vehicle does. This exhaust is known as Carbon Monoxide and it is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. Let me ask you a question, would you sit in your garage for an extended period of time with your car running? Of course not. After only a short while you would begin to feel the effects of the monoxide. The very same principle can be said when it comes to portable generators. Remember folks, that generators have engines too and they emit exhaust just like your car does. There are stories that I hear on the news of folks putting generators in their living room closets, in their basements, or garages. All of these can result in tragedy. It may not be convenient to setup your generator outside during the cold of an ice storm, but it is ABSOLUTELY necessary!

Let me ask you this, would you want to risk your family’s safety by assuming that the generator running in your garage is venting all of the monoxide outside and not into your home? I know I certainly wouldn’t.

Below is a quick Dos and Don’ts when it comes to running and placing your generator:

Do:

  1. The generator should be run outside of the building you are aiming to power.
  2. The generator should be at least fifteen feet away from the building. Some people recommend twenty feet, but use your best judgement here.
  3. The generator should be run in a dry and well ventilated area.
  4. The generator’s exhaust should be pointed AWAY from your home, garage, or whatever building you are trying to cool.
  5. When using a generator ensure that you have the carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home and that their batteries are up to date. In my family we have three to four portable monoxide detectors in each room to ensure that there are no accidents.

Do Not:

  1. Do NOT run a generator in your basement.
  2. Do NOT run a generator in your closet.
  3. Do NOT run a generator in your garage.
  4. Do NOT run a generator in your detached building.
  5. Do NOT run a generator inside your home with the windows open. The air flow from the windows is NOT enough to negate the carbon monoxide flooding your home.

If you suspect that you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning then exit the area immediately and either have someone take you to the hospital or call 911. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can mimic symptoms of the Flu. These can be a dull headache, blurred vision, confusion, vomiting, dizziness, and overall weakness. Please be vigilant of these symptoms when using generators and have that portable carbon monoxide detector in the same room you are.

Lastly, if you want to read more about generator safety please check out our Generator Safety Guide by clicking here.

Thanks for reading,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools

No! No, please do not do this. This is a very bad idea and can result in catastrophic results. Do NOT back-feed your generator back into your home. I repeat, do NOT back-feed your generator to your home. Back-feeding your generator is literally plugging your generator directly into your home’s power supply by using a two male ended cord.  These two sided male cords are often called ‘suicide cords.’

This is NOT the proper way to do this. By doing this and not turning off your main breaker you could permanently damage your generator when the power does come back on. There are stories of people’s generators bursting into flames because of this. A flaming generator is not a good thing because, you guessed it, it is holding multiple gallons of gasoline. In one such incident a back-fed generator caught on fire, exploded, and caught the user’s house on fire as well as his neighbor’s home. (Story can be found here.)

Along with the fire hazard of a back-fed generator you are also putting your local electric works at risk by dumping power back into the electric grid while workers are actively repairing. This can result in electrocution injuries and even death to emergency power line workers. If that’s not enough to steer you away from this then you should also know that this act is illegal.

If you plan to permanently connect your portable generator to your home’s electric system then the best and safest option is using a transfer switch or an interlock system. If you wish to purse this avenue then you will most likely need a permit and an inspection from your city or county. Along with that you will need the professional installation from a trained electrician to ensure that everything is setup correctly and safely.

For more safety information on generators please check out our Generator Safety Guide by clicking here.

Thanks for reading,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools

First, let’s understand what generators are. A generator is an alternative source of power to your standard power grid. Generators are designed as a temporary solution or backup to your main power source. Or, in some instances they are used for power during camping trips. I won’t get too technical here, but the generator has an internal combustion engine that uses gasoline. This gasoline runs the engine and the engine gives power to the alternator within the generator. This alternator is what generates your electricity. This is very similar to how your car is able to obtain electricity when it is running. Once the electricity has been generated it’s as easy as just plugging your outlets into the generator.

Wen 56200i Portable Generator
Wen 56200i Portable Generator

There are two main types of generators your Standby Generators and your Portable Generators. Now, your portable systems are just that, portable. That means that they are much smaller then your typical standby unit which makes them much easier to move either around your property or on camping trips. The downside of portable generators is that they have much less power then a standby system. Most of the time you will see portable generators as the standby systems are much more expensive. For more information on the differences between the standby and the portable generators check out our article we wrote just a few day ago by clicking here.

Lastly, if you are interested in further reading on generators please check out ‘What Are Portable Generators Used For,’ article and our ‘Generator Safety Guide,’ article.

Thanks for reading and I hope this article was able to answer your questions,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools

Portable generators can be used for just about anything. They are an extremely versatile tool, and as you guessed it, they are portable. That means that they can be taken anywhere with you as long as you have the space in your truck, car, or trailer. You are able to retrieve power and electricity rather you are stuck at your home during an ice storm or you are way out in the wilderness on an extended camping trip. The need for power could be getting back the use of a luxury item or it could mean having air conditioning during one of the hottest days of the year. Regardless of your need, generators can solve it.

Camping & Outdoors Usage

From my experience there are two main applications that people use these generators for. The first is the outdoors, camping, and RVing. These types of generators are smaller in watts and are towards the lower end in price. I picture these being used for a camping trip where someone needs to work on their computer, they need to charge phones, or they just want some flood lights up around the campsite during the night. Whatever the reason is, these generators will be able to provide it. All you will need to do once the unit is setup is occasionally refuel it with gasoline. Our ToughAssTool product pick is the WEN 56200i 2,000 watt generator. This product gives you the power you need during your camping trip while also not weighing too much and being difficult to carry around. (This model comes in at around fifty pounds.)

A friend of mine hosts an annual Fourth of July party on some land that they own south of the city. Each year, I swear, the party gets bigger and bigger. They typically have it an large open field with no buildings within sight. As the sun begins to set the area gets pitch black, or country dark, as we call it out here. To solve this, they brought out their portable generator and installed some flood lights around the buffet, seating area, and play area for the kids. The lights made this empty field look bright as day and allowed us to enjoy the night way into the evening all without having any power lines or homes nearby. This was all done by their portable generator. This is a great example of a camping or outdoors usage.

Another great example of these being used are in campgrounds and RVs. Now, depending on where you are you’ll find that some campgrounds do not allow generators to be run. This is mainly due to the noise that some models can make. They feel that it disturbs the tranquility of the nature environment. (I would agree with them there.) But, if you do find that you are in your RV and you need some extra power a generator may be right up your alley. Some of the nicer RV models out there have what’s called an auxiliary power unit, or APU, that accomplishes the same thing but not all of us can afford the top of the line models. A generator will give you the same results without having to buy the Cadillac model.

Westinghouse WGen5500
Westinghouse WGen5500

Home Usages

The other main usage that we see for portable generators are for your home. I don’t care where you are in the country, most everyone has experienced a prolong power failure in their lifetimes. The longest I had to suffer through was just a few days. My wife was telling me the other day where she had to go through two weeks without power as a child. I can’t even imagine that in today’s world. The cause of these power outages vary. They could be tornadoes, ice storms, blizzards, or even hurricanes.  Regardless of how it happened, power is needed back in your home rather it be for your refrigerator, your furnace, or even for medical equipment for an ailing family member.

Portable generators can solve this issue for you by offering you a power source while you wait for your power to be turned back on. One thing to mention though is as you get into powering your home or portions of your home the wattage needed will increase and increase. A typical campground generator may be a few thousand watts whereas a home unit may need five-thousand watts or more. I have included in this article a short guide below to help you determine what sized watts you need for your generator.

Here at ToughAssTools’ our product pick for your home portable generator is the Westinghouse’s WGen5500 generator. This product comes with a six gallon gas tank and an estimated thirteen hour run time. That means that you only have to refuel the thing twice a day. That’s a hell of a selling point when you are dealing with inclement weather and you dread having to go back outside to refuel your system.

Determining Watts

Now, the best way to determine the right wattage requirements for your needs is to simply add the watts of each appliance/product that you want to use during your power outage. If you go this route, please be aware that some products have a cycle on process when being turned on. During this cycle on they may need additional wattage and then cycle back down to their normal watt usage.

To make things simple we’re going to give a quick estimate of watts and what can be used. Please note that this is an estimate and it is best to add your wattage like we mentioned above.

  • 2,000-3,000 Watts – This is enough for a refrigerator, a computer or two, some lights, and a few phone chargers.
  • 4,000-5,000 Watts – Along with what we mentioned above you can also add a clothes washer and dryer.
  • 6,000-8,000 Watts – Along with what we mentioned above you would have enough power to turn on your furnace.
  • 9,000 Watts & Up – Here is where we move out of the portable generator territory and head over to the standby units. Most people won’t need a size this high, especially if they are just getting through a couple of days while their power comes back on.

Conclusion

Alright folks, so now you have a good idea what these portable generators are used for and what benefits they have to offer. One last note that I want to mention before you finish reading this article is that before setting up your generator you should read our safety guide to ensure everything is setup correctly and safely. Safety is paramount when it comes to generators as if used incorrectly they can cause injuries or even death.

Thanks for reading and I hope this article was helpful to you,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools

Portable generators are a great tool to add to your collection. Most people don’t think much about generators until it comes time when they need one. My wife, who loves to plan for things like this, always says, ‘Be prepared.’ Having a generator on hand is a great way of being prepared for natural disasters that result in a prolonged power outage such as blizzards, ice storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. They are also a great tool for those of you who live way out in the country like we do. When the power goes out where I am we know that the power is going to be out for a while. That’s just how the things work out here. The city gets preference over us country bumpkins.

While portable generators can be a lifesaver in the above situations they can also be quite dangerous. In fact, they can be deadly if the proper precautions are not taken. That is why I wanted to take the time today to write this article on generator safety. There are dozens of reported cases each winter of people being seriously injured or even dying due to them not using their generators properly. I want to prevent these incidents from occurring in the future by writing this article.

When it comes to generators there are three main safety precautions that need to be taken into consideration. Let’s take a look at these now:

Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Carbon monoxide is the most common problem found with generators. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas that is emitted from engine exhaust. People do not realize that a generator emits the same kind of exhaust that a car or vehicle does. Would you sit in your garage with the door closed and your car running? Of course not. You would be overcome with carbon monoxide very shortly in this scenario. The very same thing can be said when it comes to generators. Remember, generators have engines too. There are stories that I hear on the news of folks putting generators in their living room closets, in their basements, or garages. All of these can result in tragic results. It may not be convenient to setup your generator outside during the cold of an ice storm, but it is ABSOLUTELY necessary!

Below is a quick Dos and Don’ts when it comes to running and placing your generator:

Do:

  1. The generator should be run outside of the building you are aiming to power.
  2. The generator should be at least fifteen feet away from the building. Some people recommend twenty feet, but use your best judgement here.
  3. The generator should be run in a dry and well ventilated area.
  4. The generator’s exhaust should be pointed AWAY from your home, garage, or whatever building you are trying to cool.
  5. When using a generator ensure that you have the carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home and that their batteries are up to date. In my family we have three to four portable monoxide detectors in each room to ensure that there are no accidents.

Do Not:

  1. Do NOT run a generator in your basement.
  2. Do NOT run a generator in your closet.
  3. Do NOT run a generator in your garage.
  4. Do NOT run a generator in your detached building.
  5. Do NOT run a generator inside your home with the windows open. The air flow from the windows is NOT enough to negate the carbon monoxide flooding your home.

If you suspect that you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning then exit the area immediately and either have someone take you to the hospital or call 911. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can mimic symptoms of the Flu. These can be a dull headache, blurred vision, confusion, vomiting, dizziness, and overall weakness. Please be vigilant of these symptoms when using generators and have that portable carbon monoxide detector in the same room you are.

Fire Hazard

This is a small one and most of you who work with other machinery may know this already but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention it. Generators need fuel and most of the time they take your standard eighty-seven octane gasoline. The problem occurs when you have to refill your generators fuel tank. Most generators will need to be refilled with gas every three to four hours. (Some can go upwards to six hours depending on the size of the tank.) When you go to refill your generator be sure to:

  • Turn the generator off entirely.
  • Wait for the engine and the rest of the unit to cool off.
  • Once it has been turned off you can then begin to refuel the tank.
  • When done refilling be sure to wipe up any spills that occurred during filling.

These steps are necessary to prevent the gasoline from accidentally igniting. Gas can ignite or catch fire if it comes in contact with a hot engine. By taking these steps mentioned above you avoid that risk and protect you and your generator from fire damage. Lastly, when you you are done refueling your generator be sure to put your gas canister in a safe and controlled environment out of reach of children and pets.

Electrocution Hazard

When using portable generators there is risk of electrocution and also fire if the system is not properly setup. First thing’s first, when using extension cords to and from your generator and to your home be sure that the you are using the proper sized cord for your generator. On top of that, ensure that the extension cord that you are using exceeds the total amperage of the appliances that you are hooking up to it. If you have too much power being routed through an extension cord the result can end in disaster. Going in that same line of thought, be sure not to overload your generator. Each generator is rated for a certain amount of watts. If you exceed those watts then your generator will most likely shut itself off to prevent damage to the system.

Back Feeding Your Generator

Do NOT back-feed your generator back into your home. I repeat, do NOT back-feed your generator to your home. Back-feeding your generator is literally plugging your generator directly into your home’s power supply by using a two male ended cord.  These two sided male cords are often called ‘suicide cords.’ This is NOT the proper way to do this. By doing this and not turning off your main breaker you could permanently damage your generator when the power does come back on. There are stories of people’s generators bursting into flames because of this. A flaming generator is not a good thing because, you guessed it, it is holding multiple gallons of gasoline. In one such incident a back-fed generator caught on fire, exploded, and caught the user’s house on fire as well as his neighbor’s home. (Story can be found here.)

Along with the fire hazard of a back-fed generator you are also putting your local electric works at risk by dumping power back into the electric grid while workers are actively repairing. This can result in electrocution injuries and even death to emergency power line workers. If that’s not enough to steer you away from this then you should also know that this act is illegal. If you plan to permanently connect your portable generator to your home’s electric system then the best and safest option is using a transfer switch or an interlock system. If you wish to purse this avenue then you will most likely need a permit and an inspection from your city or county. Along with that you will need the professional installation from a trained electrician to ensure that everything is setup correctly and safely.

Rain, Snow, or Overall Wetness

Another electrocution risk is dealing with water rather it be rain or snow in the system. In fact, you will find that most generator manufacturers have warnings on their products and on their instructions manuals explicitly saying that generators cannot operated in a wet or rainy environment. This includes snowed in areas as well. Let’s think about why this is for a moment. We all know what generators do. Their engine gives power to the alternator and the alternative generates electricity for your home. You then connect your extension cord to the generator to route the power back to your home.

Here’s the problem though folks. Water and electricity do not mix. If it is raining and your generator is out in it that water is inevitably going to get into the electrical outlet. That means that there is now a chance of electrocution. Depending on the model of generator that you have, yours may come with what’s known as a GFCI outlet. These outlets, known as a ground fault circuit interrupt, will automatically shut the generator off if water is detected within the system. Would you want to be the guy that has to go out and try and restart the generator if it shut down due to water being in the system? I certainly wouldn’t. Using, touching, or maintaining a generator that is wet can result in electrocution to the user. Generators can carry quite a bit of electricity so this electrocution risk should be taken very seriously.

Grounding Your Generator

Lastly, there can be another electrocution risk if your portable generator is not properly grounded. Not all generators need a grounding rod, but in some cases you do. Basically, it boils down to two main checks:

  1. How are you using your generator? If you plan to be plugging appliances directly into your generator using extension cords then you do NOT need to ground your unit as long as you meet the criteria from step two.
  2. Ok, the second check that you need to look over is that all components of the generator are bonded to the generator’s frame. This includes your fuel tank, your engine, the generator’s housing, and the power receptacles.

If your generator meets the above conditions then you are ok to move forward without using a grounding rod. This is because the generator’s frame replaces the grounding rod. (That is why we checked if every component was bonded to the frame.) If these conditions do NOT exist then a grounding rod will be required in order to safely run your generator.

Also, there is another exception that is very important. If your generator meets the above conditions BUT your system is plugged directly into your home’s circuit breaker via a manual transfer switch or if it’s connected directly to a building then you are required to have a grounding rod.

If you are unsure exactly if you need a grounding rod for your generator then I would highly recommend consulting with a trained electrician. Remember folks, it’s better to be safe then sorry. For more information on grounding your generator click here to be taken to OSHA’s guide on grounding your generators.

Conclusion

Well folks, that about sums it up for our generator’s safety guide. I hope that this article was able to give you some advice on how to setup your generator and how to stay safe during a power loss situation. I’m going to wrap this up by putting a disclaimer that all of the above advice is just that, advice. We at ToughAssTools.com are not liable for any mistakes, injuries, or fatalities caused when working generators.

Thanks for reading,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools

Portable generators are a great tool in case of emergencies. I don’t care where you live in the country. You could be up in Michigan facing a raging blizzard, or perhaps in the Carolina’s facing yet another hurricane, or maybe you are in tornado alley and a runaway storm brought the power lines down all around your town. Whatever the situation is a portable generator will give you that much needed power in some of the most dire of circumstances.

While these systems are great they can also be very dangerous. Each year dozens of people end up becoming seriously ill or even die from using portable generators. This is due to the carbon monoxide that a generator emits. Remember, a generator has an engine and engines produce exhaust. Think of generators like your car. Would you leave your car running in the garage with the garage door down? No, certainty not. You would begin to feel the effects of the carbon monoxide right away. The same can be said with generators.

If you are in a situation where your power goes out and you need to get your generator out be sure to follow these guidelines to keep you and your family safe:

To Do:

  1. The generator should be run outside of the building you are aiming to power.
  2. The generator should be at least fifteen feet away from the building. Some people recommend twenty feet, but use your best judgement here.
  3. The generator’s exhaust should be pointed AWAY from your home, garage, or whatever building you are trying to cool.
  4. When using a generator ensure that you have the carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home and that their batteries are up to date. In my family we have three to four portable monoxide detectors in each room to ensure that there are no accidents.

DO NOT:

  1. Do NOT run a generator in your basement.
  2. Do NOT run a generator in your closet.
  3. Do NOT run a generator in your garage.
  4. Do NOT run a generator inside your home with the windows open. The air flow from the windows is NOT enough to negate the carbon monoxide flooding your home.

If you follow the above steps then you should enjoy safe operating of your generator. That being said, please note that these are guidelines and advice. ToughAssTools cannot be liable for any injuries or harm that comes from operating generators. The ultimate safety guide is using your head and doing thins the right away! I hope this article was helpful and was also able to prevent any future generator injuries.

Thanks for reading,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools

What Are The Differences?

Generators can be a lifesaver during some of the worst times. I’m originally from Michigan and I still have family that live in the northern part of the state. Generators are a necessity up there, especially for those that live out in the country. There are times where multiple feet of snow can fall in just a day or two. If you are out in the country miles away from the city and your power goes out you may be looking at a few days or maybe even a week before your power comes back on. These people need to have a solution so that they can get through the winter months. Generators are just that solution.

When people think of generators they typically think of the products that you see folks wheeling around camp outs. They hook up some floodlights to it, their phone chargers, and maybe even some speakers. These products are known as your portable generators and are the most common. There is however another type of generator that can be found in areas prone to blizzards or hurricanes. This product is known as a standby generator. In this article we’re going to take a look at each of these generators, identify their Pros and Cons, and provide you with the facts so that you can make an informed decision on exactly what type of product that you need.

Watts

Before we get into the differences between these two products we need to determine exactly how many watts that you need. A generator’s power is measured by watts. The larger the number the more appliances and systems you will be able to turn on during a power outage. Depending on your watt needs you may be forced to go with a Standby generator. (Portable units can only go so high in wattage capacity.)

Now, the best way to determine the right wattage requirements for your needs is to simply add the watts of each appliance/product that you want to use during your power outage and then add them all up for your total amount. (This guide from Amazon helps give you watt estimates on certain appliances.). If you go this route, please be aware that some products have a cycle on process when being turned on. During this cycle on they may need additional wattage and then cycle back down to their normal watt usage.

To make things simple we’re going to give a quick estimate of watts and what can be used. Please note that this is an estimate and it is best to add your wattage like we mentioned above.

  • 2,000-3,000 Watts – This is enough for a refrigerator, a computer or two, some lights, and a few phone chargers.
  • 4,000-5,000 Watts – Along with what we mentioned above you can also add a clothes washer and dryer.
  • 6,000-8,000 Watts – Along with what we mentioned above you would have enough power to turn on your furnace.
  • 9,000 Watts & Up – Here is where we move out of the portable generator territory and head over to the standby units. Most people won’t need a size this high, especially if they are just getting through a couple of days while their power comes back on.

Portable Systems

Ok folks, so now that we’ve got the sizing requirements out of the way let’s take a look at portable generators. These units are a great solution for those people who are looking for relief during a power outage but who also do not want to spend thousands of dollars on a standby generator system. These portable units can be bought for a relatively low price when compared to their much pricier standby alternatives. As an example, we can find the WEN 56200i 2,000 watt generator on Amazon.com for less than five-hundred dollars. (Please note that prices can change at any time.) While that price may seem high let’s put it into perspective. A typical standby unit can start at around three-thousand dollars. Also, for five-hundred dollars you get peace of mind for you and your family when a prolong power outage occurs.

Wen 56200i Portable Generator

A portable generator can, you guessed it, be moved around. That means that if you have a lot of land and you need power in your garage, home, or barn all you have to do is wheel the generator over and you’re good to go. Standby units are immobile and stuck wherever you have them installed at. That being said, there is a setup involved when using a portable generator. You need to wheel the unit to a safe place away from your home. Most people suggest around fifteen feet and to have the exhaust vent pointed away from your home/building. Along with that you have to route an extension cord to the unit and back to your home. On top of that, you have to route all of the appliances/systems that you want plugged in to that extension cord. This can be burdensome.

That’s not the worst part though, every few hours you are going to have to go back outside and refill your generator with gasoline. Some of the larger portable units may take up to six or seven gallons but if you are only purchasing a two or three-thousand watt unit then it may only be able to hold one or two gallons of fuel. That means in the event of a prolonged power outage you are going to have to have a stockpile of gasoline. That isn’t a problem for some. I have six or seven five-gallon gas canisters I store in my shed. But, for those of you who live in a neighborhood it may be difficult to store that much gas.

I mentioned this earlier in the wattage section but I’ll bring it up again. Portable units can only go so high on the wattage scale. Typically, the largest portable system you will see is around eight to nine-thousand watts. Anything above that nine-thousand mark and you are going to be forced to go the standby route.

Standby Systems

Standby generators are the best of the best when it comes to solving a power loss. To illustrate this, let’s look at an example. Let’s say that you are in Springfield, Missouri in late January and a large ice storm has just hit town. The ice went on for hours and about half-way through the storm the power went out. (I’ve been through this exact scenario before, not fun!)

In this situation if you had a portable generator you would have to find it, wheel it out into the cold and ice, fill it up with gasoline, setup the extension cord, and so on and so on. However, if you have a standby setup then you will see your power go out for a few seconds and then the power will come right back on like nothing even happened. That ladies and gentlemen is the power of a standby system. On top of that, once the power does come back on your standby system will be smart enough to turn off by itself and defer back to the main power source.

Another thing that I really like about these standby units is that they can use either gasoline or propane for their fuel source. For those of you country livers, like me, being able to power your generator off propane is absolutely awesome. Nearly everything already is powered from propane on my land and having the generator added is perfect. Talk about making things easy.

All that being said, standby units aren’t all a bed of roses. Like with anything in this world, there is a downside. The downside on these can be big to a lot of folks. The cost on these standby systems can be extremely expensive. We’re talking a cost starting at around three-thousand dollars and topping off at around seven to eight-thousand dollars. But wait, there’s more! That price I gave doesn’t even account for the professional installation that your standby generator will need. Yes, that’s right, you will need a professional electrician to install your standby system and that install price can be a thousand dollars or more.

The good news is that standby generators have significantly more power than your standard portable system. If you purchase a standby system the chances are that you will be able to power everything in your home without an issue during a severe power outage.

Conclusion

Well folks, that about sums it up when comparing portable and standby generators. I do want to take this time though and emphasize the safety that is needed when it comes to working with generators. Remember, that generators emit exhaust just like a car does. A generator should NEVER be setup in your home, basement, garage, or any enclosed area. In fact, when we run our generators I always make sure we have our carbon monoxide detectors on and fully powered throughout our house just to make sure.

Thanks for reading and I hope this article was helpful,

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools.com

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Ok folks up until recently the best titanium hammers on the market were the Stiletto tools that we all know and love. Something I hadn't realized up until now was that the first titanium was invented and patented by a Stiletto employee at the time, Mark Martinez. Well folks, Mark has since left Stiletto and started his own company known as Martinez Tools. These are hammers done his way, the way they are supposed to be. Let me say right now folks that this is top quality product. One user stated, "It is like having the comfort and function of a stiletto hammer with the durability of an Estwing." The only warning I will give you on this product is get ready to pay a heft price tag as this is top grade material and workmanship all made right here in the United States. If you are a contractor or even a carpentry enthusiast then I would highly recommend purchasing this product.
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Alright boys and girls gather around and I shall tell you about the most tough ass hammer you can possibly imagine. Yes, that’s right I’m talking about a titanium hammer, but this isn’t just any titanium hammer this is a titanium hammer made by the one and only Mark Martinez.  Who’s Mark you may ask? Well he is the original inventor, patenter, and designer of the original titanium hammer from Stiletto Tools. Mark has since left Stiletto Tools and formed his own company known as Martinez Tool. This is great for the contractors out there. With this new company Mark gets to do hammers the way he wants to do them. They are American Made. They have a titanium handle. They have a steel head. They are a beast! The Martinez Tool’s official website can be found by clicking here.

Martinez Tools M1 Titanium Handle 15oz Smooth Steel Head Curved Grip Framing Hammer

The Pros

I hate writing reviews where it seems like I’m gushing over a product so I’ll warn you guys right now. The M1 titanium hammer is the best of both worlds. You get the titanium handle that extends to sixteen inches complimented with a steel head. This is a key difference when comparing it to other titanium hammers. Most of them will have a solid one piece titanium construction or they’ll have a titanium head and a wooden handle. This M1 hammer is the first that I have seen that has a titanium handle and a steel head.  There are three huge benefits to this design:

  1. The titanium hammer absorbs shock like you wouldn’t believe. Everyone is always amazed the first time they go from swiniging a steel hammer to a titanium hammer. Sure, those young guys can handle the heavy steel hammers but over time their body will begin to wear out and betray them. Their wrist will get sore, their elbow, their shoulder. It’s not a pretty picture. This titanium handle prevents all of that by reducing the shock and recoil by ten times when compared to a steel hammer. Your body will thank you if you purchase this hammer!
  2. The second big point here to make is that the steel head gives you that extra power when driving the big nails. It also gives you the top heavy feel that so many carpenters love. This hammer won’t take ‘getting used to,’ like some of the other competing hammers on the market.
  3. Lastly, don’t let the fifteen ounce size of the hammer scare you away. Titanium is forty-five percent lighter than steel. So, that means that you are getting the same power as a twenty-four ounce steel framing hammer with each swing. Fifteen ounce isn’t a ‘weak’ hammer by any means when it comes with a titanium handle and a steel head.

This M1 hammer comes with a replaceable face option that will allow you to change from a smooth or waffle face as you need. Or, if your waffle face is wearing out then all you have to do is buy a replacement face, take off the old one, and pop on the new one. It’s that simple. Moving down the head of the hammer we also have a side nail puller that a lot of the pros love to use. As with most framing hammers you have your rip claw for demolition as well.

This feature really caught my attention. This is the replaceable grip that goes along the handle. What other hammer has this option? Most of the time if your grip wears out you either have to send it in to the manufacturer to get replaced or you have to buy a whole new hammer. Not with Martinez Tools. No sir. You can replace the grip all by yourself. In fact, if you click here you can see their official video on how to replace the grip.

I looked around on their site for a written warranty policy but couldn’t find anything official. Instead I did find this excerpt on their site, “All Martinez Tool Co. hammers are 100% guaranteed for workmanship and defects.” From what I have researched though if you have a problem with one of their hammers they will go above and beyond to ensure that you are satisfied and taken care of.

The last big pro here is that this hammer is all American Made. It pains me that this is seen as a pro nowadays as it seems like everything is made overseas now. Not Martinez. No, they are making everything here in the states and ensuring that top quality goes into their hammers.

The Cons

Honestly the only con or downside to this hammer that I could find after scouring the internet was how expensive it is. Most hammers are between fifteen dollars upwards to fifty for a decent one. Keep in mind that prices change rather constantly but today as I write this the Martinez M1 is going for just two-hundred and twenty-four dollars. Yes, I know that is a lot of money just for a hammer. The thing to remember though is this a hammer that is going to last forever. This is the kind of hammer that can be passed down on and on for generations to come. There is no wooden handle to rot away. The titanium will be there and be with you always hanging in your garage waiting for you to use it.

The other point to make on this hammer that could potentially make it a Con is theft. I have seen it so many times. You leave your tools and step away for a few minutes. Maybe you’re taking a piss. I don’t know. But there is an opportunity and when you come back you’ll find that your prized hammer has walked off never to be seen again. Be sure that you keep this thing locked down and in your sight especially if you’re going to be working at a busy job sight. Heck, I’ve even read some accounts of owners not even wanting others to even hold their Martinez hammer. It’s just too valuable to lose. It’s not worth the risk!

Conclusion

While this is a titanium hammer and is top quality off the bat, to me it’s all the little things and upgrades that we see with this hammer that really sell it for me. The side nail puller. The replaceable grip. Swapping our smooth or waffle face. All of this done with ease. You just don’t see these kind of features on other hammers out there, even the titanium ones. Many many users are already ranking this new Martinez hammer much higher then the Stiletto models that have been out there for years. Mark should take it as a compliment, after all they are both his hammer designs!

I’m going to tell you guys right now if you are a contractor, a carpentry enthusiast, or just someone who is swinging a hammer all day long then you NEED to get this M1 Martinez hammer now. Your body will thank you. Sure, it’s a hit to your pocket book but I can assure you that you will not need to replace this hammer. If you are looking to purchase please click here to visit our Amazon.com partner.

Thanks for reading,

Alec John Johnson

ToughAssTools.com

A hammer is a hammer, right? Wrong folks. There are so many different types of hammers on the market today and each one has their own specific purpose. It can be overwhelming to a novice and once you’ve finally decided on the type of hammer you want there are dozens of variations of size, material, claws, and other features to choose from. Will you choose what’s right for you? Or, will you end up with the wrong type of hammer, that is unbalanced, and a broken handle after only a few weeks of use?

Well ladies and gentlemen I aim to answer those questions and more for you. Today on ToughAssTools.com we’re going to be taking an in-depth look at framing hammers. What are framing hammers? What  type hammer should you get? What size? This buyer’s guide will go through exactly what to look for and exactly what the right fit is for you.

Why Use a Framing Hammer?

Well, just as the name says a framing hammer is used for just that, framing. What does that mean exactly? Well, the intention of this hammer is to be used when putting up the foundation of whatever you are building. Think of it like the guts of you house. The two-by-fours and four-by-sixes holding your house, garage, or barn together. This is where a framing hammer is used.

You wouldn’t use a framing hammer to finish a product but you would use it to drive a bunch of 12D three and a quarter inch nails on the frame of a new garage. In most cases you will see experienced carpenters carry at least a couple of hammers with them and one of them will always be a framing hammer. They use their best judgement on what hammer to use on each situation. For example, you wouldn’t use a framing hammer to nail in the new trim that you are installing in your living room. The force of the blow may cause the thin trim board to splinter not to mention the damage a waffle face could have on your trim.

What Are Framing Hammers?

First thing’s first. It’s good to understand exactly what framing hammers are. What sets them apart? Truth be told there aren’t that many differences between a framing hammer and your standard hammer that you would find hanging on the rack in your hardware store. Those in the industry call those standard hammers the Homeowner’s hammers. (That’s not a compliment.) The distinction between a framing hammer and a standard hammer can be laid out in three points:

  1. The first noticeable difference on a framing hammer is that they are significantly heavier than a standard hammer. A standard hammer will come in between twelve to fourteen ounces. A framing hammer usually starts at twenty ounces and can go all the way up to thirty-two ounces. This large size difference is meant for power. You need to have that extra weight when it comes to driving those three and a half inch long 16D nails.
  2. I can almost guarantee that most of you have used your standard hammer at some point in time. When you used that hammer you probably noticed that the face of the hammer (The part that does the hammering.) was smooth. This smooth faced hammer is again tied to your standard hammer. Framing hammers typically come with an edged, or waffle, face. If you look at the picture to the right you can see why it is called a waffle face. The point of this serrated face is for grip. The indentations on the face help grip the nail during drives and prevents the nail from slipping and rolling away from you. Estwing E3-22SM 22 oz Framing Hammer with Milled Face & Shock Reduction Grip
  3. The last feature that separates the framing hammer from the standard is the length of the handle. Your standard hammers will come with a thirteen to fourteen inch handle. A framing hammer will come with a sixteen all the way up to eighteen inch handle. The reason for this is to add more leverage and power with each swing that you do. Now there are some framers out there that have a thirteen inch handle but most of the time you’re going to see this longer handle on a framer.

Alright, so now when you go to the store or look on Amazon.com you can tell the difference between a standard hammer and a framing hammer. But now what? What size framer should you get? What kind of handle? What kind of head? Well there are a few considerations to keep in mind before purchasing your new framing hammer.

Considerations

  1. The first consideration when looking at a new framing hammer is the type of handle on your hammer. There are three main types of handles that you will run into: Wood, Fiberglass, and Steel. There are significant pros and cons between each one. Let’s take a look:
    1. The wooden handles are great for shock absorption and ease of use. However, the downside to wooden handles are there tendency to break or snap in half over extended use. The snap could happen during a drive or when trying to pull a nail out with your claw. If you don’t mind replacing the wooden handles and enjoy the lessened shock from a steel handle than this is your choice.
    2. Steel hammers are almost the exact opposite of their wooden counterpart. With a steel hammer you get a huge boost to durability. A steel handle isn’t going to break or snap on you. You don’t have to worry about applying too much pressure on the handle when ripping out a nail. However, unlike the wooden you will find that steel handles are notoriously bad for shock. The steel reverberates and vibrate with each drive you that hit. These vibrations work their way up to your wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Some steel handles come with a rubber or poly grip to help with the shock but a wooden handle will always be better. If you’re a young guy and don’t mind the shock now or if you are just a do-it-yourselfer then I would recommend steel. If you are a full time carpenter and will be using this hammer day in and day out then I would lean you towards the wood to help save your arm.
    3. The last type worth mentioning is the fiberglass. The fiberglass handle is a medium between the steel and wood. Fiberglass is tougher and has increased durability then wood but it is not unbreakable. It may eventually break on you but it will definitely last longer than a wooden. The shock on a fiberglass handle is right in the middle as well between steel and wood. If you are looking for a mixture of both durability and shock dampening then a fiberglass hammer handle may be for you.
    4. The last thing worth mentioning on handles is the size or length of the handle. Are you comfortable swinging a standard thirteen inch or do you think you can handle an extended handle up to seventeen or even eighteen inches? If you opt for the longer handle it may take some time to get used to it but I can assure you that will enjoy the increased power with each drive.
  2. The next thing to consider when buying a framing hammer is weight or size of the hammer. There are so many sizes to choose from on hammers that it can be overwhelming. They can go from eight to ten ounces all the way up to a monster thirty-two ouncer. There are two pieces of advice I can give on this aspect of your product. The first is to physically hold the hammer and practice, or actually do a couple, swings. How does it feel in your hands? Could you stand repeating that motion dozens of times a day? Or, is it too heavy? The other piece of advice I can give on this is that if you are looking for a framing hammer then I would suggest going with a standard twenty-ouncer or a twenty-two ouncer. These are a safe size that will allow you to get enough power without having to get a giant hammer and risk hurting yourself or the project.
  3. Shock and user fatigue are one of the most important things to consider when looking at a hammer. The reason is right there as well. If you don’t know by now then you should know that you need to protect and take care of your body. We aren’t invincible. We won’t always be twenty years old. If you choose the wrong hammer and end up using it day in and day out you are going to run into injuries. It’s just a matter of time. You may develop Carpel Tunnel. You may develop Tennis Elbow. Or, you may end up messing your shoulder up. Either way you’ll end up paying for it. That is why today I say stay away from the gigantic sized framing hammers like the twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-two ouncers. They aren’t worth the price you pay not to mention how fast you will fatigue swinging that large of a hammer. On top of that if you are still concerned about the shock and the effects it will have then I would suggest getting a wooden handle framer or a steel product with a proven shock absorption handle such as Estwing’s framer.
  4. Most framing hammers will come with a waffle or edged face by default. Carpenters and tradesmen like the waffle face as it makes easier to grip the nails and prevents slippage when driving. Now there are some framing hammer choices out there that come with a smooth face but they are not nearly as popular. Honestly, this doesn’t make that much of a difference but if you’re really wanting that smooth face then it may take a bit to find it but they are out there. Click here for an example of a smooth faced framing hammer. Either way the price will remain right about the same for a waffle or a smooth face.
  5. The last consideration is the price. Prices on framing hammers can vary wildly. Some are as low as fifteen to twenty dollars and some are as high as over two-hundred dollars… some even more. All of this price range depends on one word. Quality. Do you want a hammer that will last you for a year or two, or do you want a hammer that will last generations and that you can pass on down to your son and maybe even his son? It all depends on how much you are willing to spend. For example, Stiletto offers a premium solid Titanium framing hammer for around two-hundred dollars on Amazon.com. (Prices subject to change.) This hammer will last forever. Or, you could spend fifteen and get a standard framing hammer. It’s up to you.

Alright folks so you are ready to buy and you know what you are looking for. Let’s take a look at some of our preferred picks here on ToughAssTools.com:

ToughAssTool’s Preferred Picks

What I like to do when looking at something to buy, especially a tool, is to take the Good, Better, Best approach. What is this you may ask? Well, in my opinion there are three types of consumers in this world. The first being the ones who only want to pay the bare minimum, the second is the middle of the road guy who can afford to spend a little bit more, and the third being the premium money is no object kind of guy. We all wish we could be that last guy but the truth is most of fall into the either the second or first category.

Now with the Good, Better, Best approach I do not like to recommend junk. Hence the name Good. I will recommend a good product that will last for some time but if you want a nicer product than we can move up to the better and if you want the premium then we move up to the best. In this article I am going to choose a framing hammer based off the model I discussed above. The question is what kind of consumer are you? (I’m ashamed to admit that I’m the bare minimum guy!)

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Stanley 51-402 FatMax 22-Ounce

Stanley 51-402 FatMax 22-Ounce Checkered Face Framing Hammer

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Alright folks. So you want yourself a framing hammer but are a little intimidated by the price? Well, I’ve got just the one for you. Let’s take a look at the Stanley 51-402 FatMax Framing Hammer. Now, like most tools that you buy nowadays this hammer is imported. I am not sure from what country but it seems that imports are the norm these days. Don’t let that scare you though. Even though this product was imported from overseas it doesn’t mean that it is not a quality hammer.

Remember how I had mentioned earlier that most framing hammers were of a one piece construction? Well, unfortunately, this one is not. The handle of this hammer is made out of Hickory. The manufacturer states that the head and the handle were ‘forged and heat treated’ for increased durability but there is still that risk of the head coming flying off after years of use. But, that is the price that you pay for getting the Good and not the Better or Best.

This hammer comes in at twenty-two ounces. This is your right around your standard size for a framing hammer and as we discussed above this extra weight will give you additional force when driving those larger nails in. Also like before the head of this hammer is checkered or edged to allow better gripping when driving your nails in and to make things even easier the head is magnetized to ensure that your nails are not getting away.

The specifications on this hammer are as follows:

  • Claw Style – Rip
  • Face Style – Checkered
  • Handle Type – Axe
  • Head Length – 6-1/8
  • Overall Length – 18-1/4

This product is made by the StanleyTools company and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. As with most warranties there is a slew of fine print which can be read from StanleyTools’ website by clicking here. Basically, their warranty states that as long as you are not using the hammer in ways that you shouldn’t than they will replace your product if it is defective. So, if you get it in the mail and the head is already jostling around then you can visit their website through the link I provided above and get yourself a new replacement product.

Overall, this hammer has great reviews across the web. Looking at Amazon.com on this product we can see that there are nearly two-hundred and fifty reviews on file. The average rating is 4.5/5.0. That’s a ninety percent approval rating, it is hard to get better than that. The only downsides of this product that I have seen are that, like I said before, the head separating from the handle or that the head was not fitted tightly. But even if you do have problems with the hammer staying together you have their lifetime warranty to refer to. There have been a few grumblings of the magnetic head not working well or not working at all but these complaints have been very minimal and I do not believe that they are a legitimate problem.

If you are in the market for a framing hammer but looking to save some money than this is the product for you. However, if you are looking for a better product than by all means keep on reading my friend.

Better

Estwing E3-22S 22 Ounce

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Now we’re getting there folks. We’re not quite at Tough-Ass quality yet but we are getting closer. If you are one of those middle of the road guys than the Estwing E3-22S Framing Hammer is the one for you. Remember how I was talking about most framing hammers being of one piece construction? Well this guy is it. The Estwing E3 is a one piece solid steel construction. This thing is not going to break no matter what you do to it. If there is one purpose to my site than this it. I want to suggest tools that are going sit on your shelf for decades. Durability is key here.

Another important note to mention on this hammer is that it is manufactured by the Estwing company. What does that mean? Well my friends the Estwing company is an American company that has been around since 1923. They are located in Rockford, Illinois and still manufacture hammers there today. No imports here. This the real deal, American made. Their official website can be found by clicking here. Nylon Grip on Estwing Hamme

While this is a one piece hammer of solid steel it wouldn’t make sense to have the handle without a cover. I can’t imagine trying to swing a steel handled hammer. It just wouldn’t be comfortable not to mention the shock you would feel in your arms. So, what Estwing did was create a Nylon based handle and molded it right onto the steel base. This Nylon handle is unique to the Estwing company. Along with being durable the cover has a shock absorption system that minimizes the pressure of impacts with each swing. So, even though you are swinging a heavier hammer you will actually feel less impact. Lastly, the Nylon grips with your hand and makes it easier to hold on during swings even when your hands are sweating like crazy during a shingle job. A picture of the Nylon grip is below:

Like most framing hammers this one comes in at twenty-two ounces. One thing to mention is that unlike the first hammer we looked at there is NOT a magnetic head on this Estwing hammer. The head on this hammer is not checkered or serrated either. So, while you may have the one piece construction you are lacking the benefits of the edged head and the magnets. So, it’s really up to you what you think is more important.

If you buy this hammer it will come in looking brand new. The lacquer on the outside of the steel will shine and shimmer in the sunlight. No seriously, it will actually shimmer in the sunlight. The hammer has a polished silver look to it. I mention this because the only negative thing I can find on this hammer is that after seeing repeated use the silver lacquer on the outside of the hammer begins to chip and peel away. While this may look like the hammer is falling apart on you it is really not. This is jut the lacquer coming off. The actual steel construction is still there and as solid as ever. An example picture of the lacquer chipping away can be seen below.

For about the double the price of the first hammer that I recommended you get this one of a kind Estwing solid steel framing hammer. When comparing the two hammers the Estwing definitely comes out on top even without the edged head or magnets. The question you have to ask yourself is it worth paying more money. In my opinion I would say it is as this hammer will NOT break on you. If you are interested in purchasing then please click here to go to Amazon.com. However, if you are one of those best of the best guys than I would recommend you check out the next hammer in this article.

Best

Stiletto TB15MC TiBone

Stiletto TB15MC TiBone 15-Ounce Titanium Milled-Face Hammer

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No article on this website is complete without the mention of a Tough-Ass Tool and this hammer is a prime example. The Stiletto TB15MC TiBone hammer is the best of the best. You cannot find a better hammer in my opinion. This baby is made of titanium. Yes, you heard right freaking titanium. While this is only a fifteen ounce hammer the manufacturer, and many other customers, state that it drives like a twenty-eight ounce one.

The difference here is titanium is much lighter than steel, forty percent lighter. What does that mean? It means that this hammer is much lighter than the steel hammer that we looked at earlier but has the same driving power. You and your body get the benefit of swinging a much lighter hammer and you still get the raw power of a monster steel framer. This is done through better and more efficient transfer of power. As they always say work smarter, not harder.

Remember that nylon grip that I was talking about on the steel Estwing? You know, the one that reduced shock when driving nails in? Well, the Stiletto doesn’t have a nylon grip… it doesn’t need one. The titanium make of this hammer automatically reduces recoil and impact by over ten times when comparing it to steel. A reviewer from Amazon even stated that, “A little expensive but worth it, especially if your dealing with carpal tunnel like I am.” There is a still a cover on this handle but it is made of standard rubber that grips to your hand.

The handle has an axe style grip to it that slightly curves which makes driving that much easier. Just like the first hammer that we reviewed the Stiletto has a magnetized head along with a milled or edged face. To top it off this edged face is replaceable. So, after years of use you find that the edging has chipped or smoothed away all you have to do is buy a replacement from Stiletto’s website. (The link is here to their company website.)

Other hammers come with a lifetime warranty. Now, I’m not sure how big of a deal this really is. I mean who is going to keep their paperwork for decades down the road until your tool eventually breaks? I’m not that organized. The Stiletto comes with a one year warranty that ensures the hammer is free of any defects or manufacturing errors. If you receive your hammer and find that it is damaged then all you have to do is visit Stiletto’s website and view their return policy. The link to their return section can be found by clicking here.

Another thing worth mentioning on this hammer is the nail side puller. Stiletto claims that they have a new patented puller that will ease out 16D nails out with one one-hundred and eighty degree motion. I was a little skeptical so I checked some of the reviews looking for any mention of the nail puller. One buyer stated that, “I can’t say enough good things about the side nail puller!”  

There are only two downsides to this hammer that I can find. The first is obvious, and that is the price. This is not a cheap hammer. But, as I stated above we are in the Best category right now. I am going to recommend the best framing hammer out there that I can find and this ladies and gentlemen is it. I mean just look at how they ship their product. (Picture below.) I’m sure if you bought some cheapo hammer on Amazon it would not come to you like that.

Stiletto TB15MC TiBone Packaging

The second downside to this hammer is the length of the handle. Now, some people may see this as a benefit but others complain about it. Honestly, from what I can see and from what I have read it has the typical standard length of any framing hammer. The handle comes in at a length of 17 1/2 inches. Guys who are used to a sixteen inch handle may need to take some time to get used to it, but it is worth it. Yes it is long but as I have said earlier the longer the handle the more force you are going to have. It may very well be that the reason it can drive like a twenty-eight ounce hammer is due to the length of the handle.

When looking on online there are nothing but positive reviews. I struggled to find anything negative about this thing. If we look on Amazon.com we can see that this hammer over one-hundred reviews and almost all of them at four or five stars. (Overall rating of 4.5/5.0) If you are looking for a Tough-Ass Tool than this my friends is it. I highly HIGHLY recommend getting this and adding it to your tool belt.

Conclusion

Well folks that about sums it up. We have taken a look at everything there is to know about a framing hammer ranging from the handle to what face to choose from. Along with that we also provided our top choices on the market today and why they are worth your time to review. The question for you now is have you decided what framing hammer is best for you? If not, what is holding you back? Did we miss something? Do you still have questions unanswered? Then by all means please contact us by clicking this link and let us know!

Thanks for reading and I hope that I was able to help in your buying choice today.

Alec Johnson

ToughAssTools