Hart's new steel-handled framing hammer has features that could be useful to any carpenter: a magnetized nail slot at the top of the striking face, a hole through the head that can be used as a rebar bender, and a nail puller at the side of the head for pulling stubborn nails. The body is I-beam-shaped for strength and has a thumb indent in the molded handle for extra comfort and control. The hammer comes with a 21-ounce milled face or a 25-ounce smooth face.
¦ Price: Starts at $30. 800-776-5191. www.harthandtools.com.