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#163553 - 05/10/07 11:23 AM Leather handled Electricians Hammer  
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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?

Thanks Ray


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#163561 - 05/10/07 04:03 PM Re: Leather handled Electricians Hammer [Re: Ray]  
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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.

Alan


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#163562 - 05/10/07 04:11 PM Re: Leather handled Electricians Hammer [Re: Alan Belson]  
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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!

Alan

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Wood work but can't!

#163563 - 05/10/07 04:28 PM Re: Leather handled Electricians Hammer [Re: Alan Belson]  
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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.

-Hal


#163565 - 05/10/07 07:05 PM Re: Leather handled Electricians Hammer [Re: Ray]  
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Its been a while since I was there looking at hammers, but I can recall seeing them quite a few times in Big Orange.. They also carried the leather handled hatchet


#163596 - 05/11/07 09:35 PM Re: Leather handled Electricians Hammer [Re: trollog]  
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Estwing discontinued the "electricians" hammer EE16SRS. Only way you will replace it is if you steal one from somebody or get lucky and find one on ebay.

That sucks, I know what it is like to have a nice tool and it ends up missing


#163618 - 05/12/07 12:25 PM Re: Leather handled Electricians Hammer [Re: ayrton]  
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Thanks to all that checked this out for me. I will be on the look out for a used one.

Ray


#163673 - 05/14/07 12:30 PM Re: Leather handled Electricians Hammer [Re: Ray]  
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Every time I see the title of this thread, I find myself wondering what kind of hammer is used by a leather-handled electrician...



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