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Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby BigBill » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:09 pm

I purchased many snap on dead blow hammers for me and my two sons. Years down the road they haven’t been abused. There almost in new condition. Now mine cracked on there own when I went to use them. Within the sametime my sons deadblow hammers cracked too.
Check your plastic hammers for safety reasons.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby Mht » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:59 pm

I had a couple of blue point dead blow hammers do the same thing. I bought them in the late eighties and they got used hard as I was a heavy equipment mechanic at that time. A couple of years ago they started cracking and then the plastic just crumbled and fell off the metal core. I don’t guess I can really complain about a 25 plus year old plastic hammer giving out. I replaced them with the harbor freight versions and so far they are fine but they are lighter for the same size hammer. I’ll bet they don’t last 25 years even though they won’t get used nearly as hard

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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:55 am

I've had them do that, too, a couple different brands. I felt that they had served me well, amazed how long they lasted.

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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby ricky racer » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:07 am

Without a doubt, these are the best dead blow hammers I've ever used.

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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby Peter Person » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:52 am

ricky racer wrote:Without a doubt, these are the best dead blow hammers I've ever used.

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That's the one I have. Standard tool in a Glaziers Tool Box back in the 80's & 90's.
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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:18 pm

Thy are not as fancy, but also not as expensive, but I have been using the Harbor freight dead blow hammers for several yeas and giving the some pretty bad abuse. They last anywhere from 5 to 7 years then I spend $20 for a new one. They come in 3 different sizes Image
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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby ricky racer » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:18 pm

Good to see you back on here John!
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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby KETCHAM » Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:17 pm

If they are snap on...lifetime warranty....go get new ones...find a truck
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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby tst » Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:30 pm

yup, snap on and mac, does not matter how many times you break em, next one is free

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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:33 pm

KETCHAM wrote:If they are snap on...lifetime warranty....go get new ones...find a truck


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They even replaced Blue Point ones for me.

I have 2 that have been replaced from Snap-On!

And the Stanley dead blows warrented the same.

But I had to send my Stanley one back to Stanley for them to send a replacement!
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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby Tired_Iron » Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:44 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote: They come in 3 different sizes


The three sizes?

1. BH
2. BFH
3. BMFH

I have a Stanley branded dead blow and it has so far held up quite nicely to my abusive beatings. I agree with John's post, if it dies, spend another $20 and get another one, but also with the lifetime warranty of the other ones as well.

I also have a special one for installing pistons into cylinders that I got off of a tool truck years ago when I was wrenching everyday, Matco maybe.
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Re: Life of dead blow plastic hammers?

Postby ajhbike » Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:07 am

I finally concede only using the orange HF hammers for banging implements onto 3 pt lift arms but I put a couple of layers of gorilla tape on the contact points. For other jobs I use what is pictured above and the work just fine


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