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Though retired, I do a lot of home improvements and volunteer projects (Habitat, church, etc.). My family has a long history with E*****g hammers. I thought Stilettos were overpriced status symbols of clever advertising. But, a pro carpenter urged me to try his 18 inch 16 oz Stiletto on a community project. Could not believe how easily I could start and sink 16 oz galvanized nails (with proper end-hold, of course). Decades of hard work prompt me to appreciate this hammer's mechanical advantage. To keep working, I need a few advantages. This hammer is a help! It's too long for my tool bag, though.
Im a framer. I recomend every person that uses a hammer everyday to invest in a stiletto. The science behind it is true. my 16oz titanium hits harder than a steel hammer. You dont feel any of the shock of the blow with the titanium hickory combo. Any old fart that is too stubborn or too macho to use a titanium hammer is doing themselves a disservice.
I build polebarns for a living. Driving galvanized 20d and 40d ring-shank nails will put any hammer to the test. Despite the marketing hype, I don't think this hammer hits like a 28oz...I do think it hits like a 24oz, but more importantly, it is MUCH easier on your wrist/elbow to swing. Love this hammer, but 4/5 because the handle is awfully girthy (sandable), and the light head doesn't shift stock as readily as a big dumb steel head.