I lost my Ideal leather handled electricians hammer a few months back. I checked with the local supply house and Ideal no longer makes them. I also checked the web and could not find any one who still makes them?
Just wondering if anyone knows where I can find one? Maybe new old stock somewhere?
Not sure what you mean by an 'electricians' hammer' Ray. 'Estwing' still make leather-handled claw hammers for slaters and carpenters. I have a beautiful 16oz Estwing [rubber-handled version] straight-claw, the best hammer I've ever owned. Not cheap, so keep your eyes on 'em as they grow legs! Google for a US dealer.
Ray, after a little searching [ Amazon UK ] I found 'Estwing' do indeed still make an electricians hammer with a leather haft- "limited availability" whatever that means. Seems to be a longer haft and straighter claw- you learn something every day!
Last edited by Alan Belson; 05/10/0703:13 PM. Reason: embellishment
Most electricians hammers have a longer nose (to get into places like box brackets and where you need to staple), longer handle and are available only in one lighter weight. Some do have straight claws.