Has a one-piece construction that ensures it will last a long time. Handle cover is comfortable to hold, and it reduces vibration in the hand, too. Gives you a retractable blade for between 4 and 5.625 inches of exposure. Level of build quality is perfect for the professional in this "Made in America" product. Good price for a big hammer.
Weighs 28 ounces, so it gives plenty of power, but it also may wear you out.
Includes a notch in the blade to pull old nails. Features a one-piece forged steel construction that will deliver a nice level of performance for quick repair jobs, especially considering its low price point. Hammer has a rubber handle so you can maintain a sure grip on the hammer, even in hot conditions.
May not stand up well to constant usage. Only weighs 13 ounces.
Uses a design similar to a tuning fork and a cushioned handle to reduce problems with vibrations. One-piece forged steel ensures this hammer will last a long time. At 15 ounces in weight, you won't tire as quickly while using this shingle hammer. Blade end includes a nail notch to pull old nails.
Some people will want more weight and a larger size in a shingle hammer.
Head of the shingle hammer includes a notch so you can quickly pull old nails. Gives you 17 ounces of weight, so it shouldn't wear you down too quickly. Includes a sliding gauge to help you finish the job more efficiently. Allows you to work fast, especially when hammering felt by hand. Wooden handle is of a good quality.
Expensive. Doesn't have the weight some may want in a shingle hammer for driving nails.
At 19 ounces in weight, this is a really nice sized hammer for driving nails quickly. Blade has a notch to help you pull old nails in a hurry. Uses an adjustable gauge between 4 and 5.625 inches to ensure you can do the job just right every time. Carbon steel blade should give you a nice performance level.
High-quality hickory handle, but it may become slick in hot and sweaty conditions.
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Shingle hammers need to be more versatile than their regular counterparts since the job of roofing is complex and dangerous. Having to bring multiple tools up can be an inconvenience at best. As a result, most shingle hammers are designed to do more than the job of hammering nails into things. However, the flat surface of most hammers does have the weight needed to drive nails through shingles and other roofing materials into the framework below. The opposite end tends to be focused on cutting materials like shingle excess so construction workers don't have to reach for a separate tool to get the job done.