Above all, a sledgehammer should be indestructible. Wilton claims its new BASH (Bad Ass Sledge Hammer) fits the bill. Six steel rods running the length of the hard rubber handle attach to the head, ensuring that the tool stays in one piece even under the most brutal circumstances. A textured grip and extra padding at the head reduce vibration. The tool comes in eight sizes from 2-1/2 to 20 pounds.
¦ Price: $40 and up. 615-793-8900. www.wiltonbash.com.