Stiletto made their name with titanium hammers, and now they’re expanding into the utility bar market with contenders like the 15oz TiBAR12. The design looks cool enough to appear in the upcoming Terminator movie — but is this really a good idea?
If you need a hammer, the tool’s 15oz heft could be more a deterrent than a boon. The 12″ bar also features a Japanese-style nail puller and lower jaw to straighten studs and joists.
Debate still rages as to whether solid Ti tools are a good idea or not. Those in favor speak of less elbow pain and less weight in the tool belt — those against chime in with structural integrity issues. We must admit, both sound pretty reasonable.
We’d like to hear from anyone who’s used both types of construction, steel and titanium. Is the TiBAR worth the $135 price tag — or is this lure aimed at catching fishermen, not fish?