The length of this model not only extends the reach of the user but also offers extra power behind swings, allowing big jobs to be completed more quickly. The handle is made from heavy hickory and sealed for extra protection, so even with frequent use, this mallet will not wear out for a long time. A dual hard black/soft white head allows flexibility for users to choose the right mallet face for different jobs.
This lightweight mallet may not be a good option for jobs requiring heavier equipment, such as inserting floor nails.
The black rubber side of the head is hard enough to strike with power, while the soft white side can pound out metal and other materials without leaving black marks like some other mallets. The fiberglass handle is built to last, and can withstand frequent use without sustaining the wear of many wooden handles. The fiberglass will also absorb impact better than other handles, causing less strain on the hands of users, especially when coupled with the thick comfort grip. This is a great mallet for frequent, daily use that can withstand a high workload without wearing on hands.
The mallet head may come off with frequent use on very hard material such as stone.
At 12 oz., this model can do the light work of tile tapping without causing damage, while the sturdy rubber face can also manage the work of shaping metal. The solid hickory handle stands up to a big workload without showing signs of wear. Estwing's Deadhead technology prevents recoil, allowing for a firm strike with every swing.
The handle is thick and does not include a comfort grip, which may strain users' hands with frequent use.
This model includes the popular dual material head, with a black face for heavier jobs and a white face for avoiding black marks. The fiberglass handle offers enough strength to take a frequent pounding without breaking. Comes with a comfort grip for avoiding damage to hands after a long day of work. The stylish look of this unit is unmatched by any other mallet.
Complaints about this mallet center on its color. If it is being bought for a husband or as a gift, be sure the receiver is someone who won't mind using a pink tool.
Simplicity is the key feature of this model. For those who just need to hang picture, bang out the occasional dent, or perform other household tasks, this model will work perfectly. At 18 oz., it is one of the heaviest models we considered, which speaks to the strength of the mallet as well as its durability. This mallet will last a long time with occasional use, backed by the respected Stanley name.
At 18 oz., this mallet may be too heavy for lightweight work such as tile tapping, which may require a lighter mallet to avoid damage.
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