We recently wrote about the new Dewalt ExoCore carbon fiber sledge hammers and axes. We had some questions that Dewalt was kind enough to answer.
Q1: Do all 4lb sledge hammers have 12″ handles?
There are 3 styles of 4 lb sledge hammers, and I wasn’t sure if they all had the same handle length. They do.
Q2: Is there an image showing the different heads of the 3 types of 4lb hammers?
A2: Images are attached.
In the composite image shown above, the sledge hammers are in the following order, from top to bottom:
- 4 lb Drilling Hammer DWHT56024
- 4 lbs, DWHT45026
- 4lb Blacksmith-Style, DWHT56025
Q3: What about the 10 lb sledge? It wasn’t explicitly mentioned in the press release.
A3: That SKU is DWHT56029, here is additional info on it.
Q4: Where are they made?
Q5: Are there any vibration-damping benefits?
Fiberglass does tend to be a natural vibration dampening material, but the main user needs we were trying to make sure we addressed with this launch were power, durability, comfort, and control. We are addressing those concerns with the concentrated strike face which features two times more strike power for a clean and effective break, the carbon fiber composite overstrike, and the light weight and balance of the hollow handles.
While being strong, lightweight, and rigid, carbon fiber is also very good when it comes to damping vibrations, which is why I was curious as to whether such properties would be exploited in these new Dewalt ExoCore hammers.
Q6: Can the carbon fiber splinter off if hit enough during over-strike incidents?
A6: The carbon fiber overstrike area is a composite reinforced by nylon and therefor protects the tool from splintering.