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Toolmakers' Hammer with Magnifying Lens

Starrett combines two tools that you’d think were incompatible: a hammer and a magnifying glass. They say they integrate a magnifying lens into their No. 815 toolmakers’ hammer so you don’t have to look away from your work to find either tool.

Starrett hardens both the flat and ball-peen heads, and they chromium-plate the entire hammer for protection and an attractive finish.  A rubber mounting protects the lens from the impact of hammering.  The steel hammer weighs 133 grams, and Starrett will personalize it with a message, if you’re giving it as a gift.

Street pricing starts around $50.

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4 Responses to A Hammer With A View

  1. kdp says:

    Have had it for 15+ years and it does what it says. Just the right amount of heft. With enough patience you could drive just about you could with a claw hammer.

    I don’t use the glass very often, but it’s there. The rubber mounting sits a little proud of the glass, which I credit with keeping it scratch free.

  2. kdp says:

    …just about anything you could…

  3. Fred says:

    Optical center punches like those made by Flexbar and ones offered for sale by Lee Valley and others are a different option.

    Here is one link


  4. Nick Carter says:

    I’ve had one for years as well, it is surprisingly durable! When doing lots of layout work where you are trying to pick up scribed lines for drilling it is invaluable as a timesaver. It also fascinates the kids, as it is an wholly unexpected combination of items.

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