Hammer handle

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by Rockyv58, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    Broke a hammer the other day. The wood handle snapped. I went to Lowes to buy a handle for it. Years ago I had bought a handle for another hammer I had so I figure go back and get another handle. Only to find out Lowes stopped carrying hammer handles 3-4 years ago.
    On my way home I stopped off at the emporium and they didn't have any hammer handles.
    Checked Home Depots web page to see they don't have handles.

    Call me old school but I can not see throwing away a perfectly good hammer head just cause a wood handle broke.
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  2. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

    Probably cost the big box stores as much if not more to get just the handles, also I could foresee possible liability issues.
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  3. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    What's a cheap hammer? $10? I think my high end Bostitch all metal anti-vibe, magnetic nail starter, heavy duty hammer was $25.
  4. DontCareHowYouDoItInNY

    DontCareHowYouDoItInNY Well-Known Member

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  5. Rockyv58

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  6. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    Years back I had found an old sledge hammer head that the previous owner left behind. Lowes wanted to sell me a sledge hammer handle. I opted for a hammer handle and used that. Now its my own person "Thor hammer" that I call the "intiminator" Its great for small jobs that need a bit of force, Especially with rusted items.

    There is nothing wrong with the hammer head just needs a new handle. Was kind of looking for a fiberglass handle for it. worse comes to worse if I can not find a handle then I will break down and buy a whole new hammer. I hate throwing stuff away that can be fixed.
  7. dgsatman

    dgsatman Well-Known Member

    The obvious answer - Agri Supply
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  8. michelle

    michelle Well-Known Member

  9. michelle

    michelle Well-Known Member

  10. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    makes me think of a friend who was saying he had used the same ax as his grandpa. handed down since the 20's. he said he had replaced the blade 3 times and the handle twice.
  11. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    Got a handle from agri supply yesterday. Paid 2.99 for it. Made of Tennessee Hicory. Put the handle on and put the wedge in. Went to pull a nail and the handle snapped. Exchanged it today for another handle but have not put it on yet. also went and got a new hammer just in cause. One with a fiberglass handle. The hammer I was replacing the handle for was given to me almost 30 years ago by my grandfather.

    The guy at agri supply and I were talking about hammer heads and we had both heard that the hammer heads like concrete harden more over time.
  12. C me Now BMM

    C me Now BMM Well-Known Member

    soak handles in linseed oil also for a good period of time..If you need a link just ask Sherry..
  13. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member



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