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Stiletto 18″ TIBONE TBII-15 Hammer , Stiletto Tools, $263

Until I saw this tool I thought a hammer was just a hammer, but this one is something special. Made of titanium, it provides the striking force of a hammer twice its weight, and has some neat features built into it as well. You can stick a nail to a magnet mounted in the top, then run it through a slot in the top of the hammer head for one-handed nail setting. It also has a patented side pull nail remover. This is a hammer you’ll own for the rest of your life.

Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

  • http://www.facebook.com/IsaacDover Isaac Dover

    $575?! Please tell me this is a typo.

  • Joshua Lenord

    Sorry to nit-pick, but the image for the marking gauge is incorrect. What is depicted is mortise gauge, if you notice the twin points for marking the longer edges of a mortise, which are adjustable to mark different mortise widths, a marking gauge only has one point.

    • http://pushtheotherbutton.wordpress.com Michael Colombo

      Interesting, because the Woodcraft link I posted lists has that picture in the listing for a marking gauge. I never knew there was a difference. In any case, the pins on this tool are removable, so it can be used to score just one line if you wish.

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