Stanley’s FatMax Anti-Vibe Hammers are designed to reduce arm fatigue. Most metal-handled hammers are single-piece construction, but on the FatMax, the steel head and the shaft are separate parts epoxied together, like in a fiberglass-handle hammer. This construction plus the rubber grip help create shock absorption. The 17-ounce version has a magnetic nail starter and a checkered face, and the 14-ounce option has a smooth face. 

Price: 14 ounce, $35; 17 ounce, $40 / COO: Taiwan / 800.262.2161 / stanleytools.com