hammers and nails
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The curved claw and lightweight head of a general-purpose hammer (top) make it capable of finish work as well as light-duty framing and demolition. A straight claw and long handle mark a framing hammer (bottom). Its heavy head (20 oz. or more) can sink a big 16d nail in three strokes—the carpenter's equivalent of a home run.
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