Stanley FatMax Over-Strike Framing Hammer

nice price. That includes tools like this Stanley hammer which comes is built to make driving and pulling nails easy if you’re just getting started. We’ll get to the variants soon enough, but we want to concentrate on the Stanley FatMax 51-403. It’s an Over-Strike framing hammer which is a great way of saying it’s […]

Last updateNovember 7, 2018
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Stanley FatMax Over-Strike Framing Hammer

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nice price. That includes tools like this Stanley hammer which comes is built to make driving and pulling nails easy if you’re just getting started.

We’ll get to the variants soon enough, but we want to concentrate on the Stanley FatMax 51-403. It’s an Over-Strike framing hammer which is a great way of saying it’s perfect for beginners. It has a larger face which gives you more room for error while the rim-tempered face resists chipping from bad blows.

Getting nails started can be tricky when you’re new, but it won’t be an issue with this Stanley hammer. The FatMax 51-403 has a magnetic nail starter to lend a hand, and we dig the double wedge design between the head and wooden handle as well. It’s made from hickory, but that’s not what drew us to this hammer.

Overstrike Protection…

When you miss your nail, bad things happen – especially if you miss the surface entirely. It’s one of the quickest ways to break a hammer with a wooden or fiberglass handle, but not if you have additional protection. This hammer has just that with a slim steel plate beneath the head; another reason we love this hammer for beginners.

As for the variants, they do not vary the FatMax moniker, but may be worth a look depending on your needs. They include a 5-ounce tack hammer, 7 and 13-ounce general purpose hammers and a 16-ounce rip claw with a black head and hickory handle.

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  • Large striking surface
  • Rim-tempered face
  • Magnetic nail starter
  • Overstrike plate
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