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Vaughan’s V5 hammer sports a slick-looking profile, a nasty nail puller, and an interesting “V”-shaped head, but it still suffers from an ailment that afflicts many hammers –- no matter how cool the changes are, they mostly still look like regular hammers.

That’s not to say you can’t get one to look funky — some of the Estwing models have that covered.   And the V5 is a decent-looking hammer with a nice nail set at the top and sweet side puller. It features an all-steel handle beam and reinforced claw for extra prying power; it’s definitely mean-looking.

But despite its blueness, if you dropped it in a sea of other hammers at the local big box you might not ever notice it.  In fact, it’s been out for quite a while, and I can’t say I remember picking one up and checking it out.

Still, it does look interesting, and for framers that pull a lot of nails this could be just the ticket. However, we’ve noticed that many framers just use a gun and keep a cheap hammer in the tool belt for removing nails or pounding in misfires — and $40 is a lot to spend on a backup.

V5 Framing Hammer [Vaughan]
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2 Responses to Vaughan V5 Framing Hammer

  1. Dan says:

    I’d rather have my douglas than some hd rack hammer.

  2. Brian says:

    I agree, my Douglas is always going to be preferred. Although it is intersting how Vaughn basically copied the design of the Douglas head!

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