My local Home Depot store has Estwing Ultra hammers on clearance for.
Estwing Ultra hammers launched in 2013 and feature a modern high velocity design with slim handle.
The store had the Estwing 19oz hammer priced at $21.04 from $40.97, and the 15oz hammer for $18.04 from $34.97.
The Ultra is a solid design, with Estwing’s classic blue cushion-grip handle, and it’s made in the USA.
If you find yourself at Home Depot in the near future, please check out the hammer section. Are these Estwing Ultra hammers on clearance at your stores too?
It’s too bad my store sold out of the 15oz, or I would have absolutely purchased another one at this price.
The 15oz has a smooth face (E6-15SR), and the 19oz has a milled face (E6-19SM).
You can try to use Home Depot’s online inventory checker, but it might not be accurate. My store says the 19oz isn’t available for pickup, but the 15oz is, which is opposite of what I saw in store.
The clearance price was only shown in-store and is not available online.
“Your miles might vary.” Meaning, I wouldn’t take a trip out of my way to look for this until or unless readers confirm seeing the clearance prices at their stores too.
It’s hard to tell if this is a local, regional, or nationwide clearance. Historically, clearances like this tend to be widespread.
When I first started as a carpenter some 40 odd years ago, I used Estwing hammers exclusively. Then I found out that I was one of those people who got “tennis” elbow from using the steel shafted hammers. After I switched to wooden handled hammers, my elbow problems went away. Also, the older Estwing hammers sometimes had a weird pinging noise when pounding in a nail.
I remember about 25 yrs ago I was gifted a leather wrapped steel estwing rip claw hammer. Felt great in hand. But as the day of work continues I heard this annoying ping when nailing common 10 or 16 nails. It aggravated me so much I regifted this hammer to an apprentice.
It takes a full summer of framing to beat the ping out of them sometimes, but eventually it does go away.
The original price is 21 dollars not 40. Your getting a great deal just paying regular price.
That is incorrect.
The 15oz launched at $35, and the 19oz at $40.
Rough Carpenter, we called them sing wings with That ping
Or the exposure induced high frequency hearing loss starts so you just can’t hear the ping anymore
What,hah, speak up
At the local store (ABQ, New Mexico), yellow price tags for these two hammers are $31.00 and $18.04, with nothing left in the rack.
I still miss the Estwing Weight-Forward Hammers. Took some geting used to, but nothing is as easy on my elbow as those and they hit hard for their weight (at least it feels that way – could be confirmation bias) similar to how Ti hammers are supposed to. I may pick one of these up to try if I can find one and worst case I can gift it to my son in a few years.
I’d rather be a hammer then a nail
Yes I would….
If I only could.
I surely would
With your incorrect use of “then”, you’re saying you want to be a hammer and then you want to be a nail. Just saying.
$36.97 and $42.97 at my local (CA) store according to their on-line pricing.
From what I’ve seen, the online pricing doesn’t reflect in-store pricing.
Just change your zip code and hit the “check inventory” button.
One link for each hammer.
Brickseek is typically better at reporting in store inventory, but is not always accurate. If it says something like 1 or limited availability, just temper your expectations.
Wow didn’t know the Lego search tools had expanded
Meh. I’ve never seen any pros with those. Only laborers and helpers.
I bought myself one back shortly after I started out and grew to hate it. Rocking a Martinez now and don’t think I’ll ever use anything else
In all fairness… Mark Martinez designed that custom hammer system so well that other hammers cease to exist after you’ve bought one. Plus they’re so expensive in comparisson that the only thing you’re ever buying are spare parts, or different heads to swap out for different jobs. At worst, you’re having an awful day, you drop your Martinez in a bad place, and the grip gets totally shredded off. You then walk into the nearest Martinez section of a hardware store (that carries the parts, obviously, not everyone does.) you hold up your shredded hammer so they know you aren’t stealing one, you go grab a new grip, walk to the register, pay for it, slide it on, and return to work or home, depending on what time it is.
At one point Stuart had me thinking I would try an Estwing Ultra Hammer, as an intermediary between my current favourite, and whatever I end up liking most for the rest of my life. Now I’m leaning toward a trip to Atlas Machinery here in Canada, I’m told Mississauga is not actually as far from me as I picture it, and taking the day to figure out my personal Martinez. Mark himself is rumoured to visit them frequently, as they sell quite a few of his products worldwide. So, I may even meet The Man Himself while doing so. Shake his hand for being the kind of Inventor I always aspire to be. The one to take problems, and create permanent, life-long solutions instead of disposable stuff that survives the construction cycle. Built to last a lifetime, building loyalty through quality control, instead of blind loyalty. You don’t complain about Martinez products breaking, you complain about short supplies, or that they’re so good you’re angry you didn’t buy sooner. You keep coming back to Martinez because they release something totally different that you didn’t have before, but you desperately need for all the same reasons. It does things you’ve always needed, and you hate that this is the first time you’re getting access to it in your life.
The only other times you make more purchases is when you strike it rich, and start having them customized for your friends, as gifts… Or you go Fanboy and buy something just to get Mark’s Signature on it to display somewhere, and never let it get used… but that’s an extreme case… I just wanna shake his hand and thank him for continuing true problem-solving based innovation in the tool industry. It’s truly rare to see someone trying to permanently solve problems, rather than release a tool that achieves something a few spec numbers higher than the competitor. All to make enough sales of both the old, and new, products to make the profits demanded by stock holders.
The big companies have their place, and I like much of what they do release… but small companies that make specialty niche products that permanently solve a huge, gaping problem in the world? That’s gonna be a company I stick to like Glue.
Popular with concrete guys around here since they’re indestructible
They must be AWFUL, then….
i have non-fond memories of double wielding the 15oz hammers to take down a brick fireplace.
goodness i hated my employer for not suppling us with the correct tools
I checked my HD here in MI, not on sale here.
An Estwing 19oz is the lightest hammer a laborer should have. They’re great for hitting rocks and all thr stupid stuff. Not for driving nails. How much is your elbow worth? This is however probably the last decent hammer HD stocks. The rest are Hecho in Cheena junk.
After 43 years as a Carpenter I think I know a little bit about driving nails. First, talk the talk. You drive nails not hammer them. In my world hammer is a noun not a verb.
A metal handled will destroy your wrist, elbow and shoulder over time.
Straight handled wood only . Those bent ax handles you can keep. I know some will debate this.
I’ve never seen anyone drive nails fast will a bent handle. To quantify I mean ten green sinkers in less than ten seconds.
My daily drivers?
32oz Vaughn for laying subfloor
28oz Vaughn with a short stick for stacking roofs . Great for that overhead short swing out of the shoulder shot
23oz Vaughn Cal framer style. Good all around with enough punch for dry lumber
21oz Dalluge short stick for wall framing
19oz Vaughn probably the best all around hammer for framing you can get.
20oz Vaughn smooth face nuf said
16oz Plumb both straight and curved claw for finish
Anything lighter than 16oz you better hit the gym. Your 14oz titanium? Cool. You want to race 10 nails for a hundred bucks? I didn’t think so , Skippy.
OK so I’m opinionated, I earned it.
Anyone ever used something like this?
Saw people use something similar overseas but can’t find the exact type.
I picked up two of the 15 Oz. hammers today at $8.04 each.
So home depot and runnings appear to be ditching the estwing brand. It appears crescent and milwaukee and huskey are all that remains on the racks.