a pile of antique hammers from the brimfield antique show in massachusetts
Photo: Russell Kaye
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These are a dime a dozen—or, in this case, $5 a piece; look for ones with a handle fit tightly to the head and that aren't too worn out in the V of the nail-pulling groove.

Norm Says: "The hammer that's going to do the least damage to your arm as you use it is one with a wooden handle."
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