The most popular type of Council Tool hammers, sleds hammers with fiberglass handles are designed to be used in heavy hammer applications for striking wood, concrete, metal, and stone. They feature two symmetrical and opposing faces. Common uses of using sledgehammers are driving heavy timbers and striking spikes, cold chisels, rock drills, and hardened nails. A hammer’s handle has an ability to sustain with the shock and vibration from the constant pounding and these handles are so reliable under all weather conditions. Wood is strong and durable but is vulnerable to the drying effects of humidity. Fiberglass is found to be stronger, but some observe that it gets brittle and breaks down under ultraviolet exposure.
Eastman Shop provides sledge hammer with fiberglass handle online with a very affordable range. The hammers have good fiberglass as well as bad fiberglass. The sledge hammers have the same flex and shock reduction when get compared with the handles which are made of wood. The hammers which do not have are just like a welded-on steel pipe handle. They are of no use and can cause the problems of joints. My experience is that there are more bad ones than good, especially in cheaper lines. The advantages of the fiberglass handle are that they are generally more durable in nature, they do not get shrink and they never get loose.
The disadvantages of the fiberglass handle are that many are poorly designed as noted, they cannot be modified to your personal grip, they are hard to replace. Smith maintains the great lengths to carve their handles to the personal grip. It makes the handles spongier and reduces shock as well as giving a familiar grip. This is impossible for fiberglass handle. Smiths also cut handles to a shorter length than standard. This couldn’t be done with fiberglass hammer as it exposes the fibers at the end of the handle and may cause the failure of the rubber grip. They are both are subjected to nicking of the handle shank on nails. It can be repaired but fiberglass handles are less likely to fail due to a nicked shank. I have only nicked a couple hammers in my life but almost all my hammers are taped up from others nicking them.
Fiberglass handles are glued to the hammerhead. In contrast, wooden handles are kept cozy in place with wedges. Wood shrinks and loosens its hold on the head, which can then fly off as you swing. On the other hand, Fiberglass handles are made to break and splinter while they come up with the use. That could pose some risks, especially if you’re working without safety goggles. The smooth surface of a wooden handle in wet conditions may get wet. Fiberglass handles are waterproof and have rubber-like grips that enhance handling and always just take prevention. People recommend the wooden handle because it allows them to have greater control and leverage.