Reader Gil sent in a question about acceptable tools for the job. He asks, “Can I use a 3-pound cross-pein #3 sledge hammer on masonry chisels? Or will the hammer explode like a clay-more?”
Well that’s a new one for me, but in my experience hammers are made to beat on things. I’ve cracked handles, and heads have slipped off before, but I’ve never had one explode. However I’m not the best judge in this situation — there are far more experienced folks of the hammer out there.
How ‘bout it Toolmonger readers — does our friend Gil worry with good reason about this hammer, or does the “grip it and rip” philosophy apply here? Let us know in comments.