Wilton, a brand typically known for their bench vises, has expanded their BASH lineup of hammers to include ball pein hammers, splitting mawls, brass-head sledge hammers, cross pein hammers, and a railroad spike maul.
When the BASH lineup launched over 3 years ago, the focus was on sledge hammers. The new Wilton BASH hammers aren’t too differently designed and are similarly designed for heavy duty applications.
Features include a steel-core handle with a non-slip rubber grip, a safety plate that prevented the hammer heads from dislodging, and anti-vibration strike technology.
One of the main selling points of the BASH hammers is the unbreakable handle, but really the hammers are nearly indestructible from head to hilt.
BASH Hammer Sizes
Ball Pein: 24 oz, 32 oz, 40 oz (all with 14″ handles)
Cross Pein: 2 lb, 3 lb (all with 16″ handles)
Splitting Maul: 6 lb 30″, 6 lb 36″, 8 lb 30″, 8 lb 36″
Brass-Head: 2-1/2 lb 12″, 4 lb 12″, 4 lb 16″, 6 lb 16″
Railroad Spike Maul: 10 lb, 36″
Given that B.A.S.H. stands for Bad Ass Sledge Hammer, we’re probably not going to see smaller-sized tools anytime soon. That’s a shame, because it would be nice if Wilton could scale the same comfort and strength into smaller ball pein hammers.
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You can also find these hammers at industrial and independent suppliers.
Such a beautiful tool! I need to call the company and get them to look at a couple of complimentary tools!
Big hammers. What task requires a 20# sledge hammer? Demolition?
I missed the 2011 introduction, but a short handled double face heavy head hammer is not a Sledge Hammer. It’s an Engineer Hammer.
What this says about Engineers is open to debate, but the terminology is not.
Another name for the engineers hammer is ‘long handle single jack’. This is given to the three to four pound class double face hammer with a handle that is approximately fourteen inches in length. The same hammer with a ten inch handle is simply called a “single jack”.
Thanks for that link. Nice to see the source for the terminology, and also to see the USFS doing the research and helping keep primitive skills alive. I often find that old human-powered tools are a good alternative out in the woods. The materials about crosscut saws, including the outstanding Crosscut Saw Manual, are also available online and worth a read whether or not you ever cut that way.
Nice to learn something new! I can now say that my Stanley 56-704 4 pound hand drilling hammer is a “single jack”. I’ll have to break out some old Dasco Star Drills and see if it still works
Sorry for the double post – but my 4lb single jack hammer is actually a Stanley 780 (56-704 is a more modern part #). What I found interesting is that when I searched on Stanley 780 hammer I got a link to a page that incorrectly referred to it as a Blacksmith’s hammer:
These are really great hammers. Unfortunately for my use about 30 years to late. Now I have a box full of 32 oz ball pein hammers minus the handles.
I’ve used their sledge hammers(12-15#?)before a couple times and was not impressed with them. The steel handle adds too much weight that isn’t useful AND transfers too much vibration from the sledge head. I have pounded thousands of 2-3′ stakes with 3/4″ diameter and I know how to swing and contact properly.
It’s a nice sledge and will last forever if you need one to NEVER break and always be there when you need it. I prefer something that I can swing faster and with less weight I can control better with less fatigue.
I have the 40oz ball pein hammer from them, and I love the thing. Takes off brake rotors with one swing, makes quick work of metal sheet, it’s fantastic.