Estwing's Weight Forward Hammer places about 70 percent of the hammer head's weight forward of the center line of a traditional hammer, the maker says, putting power and weight up front for easier and more efficient nailing. The hammer head is forged with the over-strike guard and features a smooth face-to-claw radius for easier nail pulling. It features a molded-on shock reduction gasket and comfort grip. They are available in 14- and 16-inch sizes with milled or smooth faces and 17- and 21-ounce head weights.
Cost: $30 to $35. 815-397-9558. www.estwing.com.