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DeWalt unveiled its 15-ounce Framing Hammer with an innovative construction process that combines an all-steel head with a lightweight hammer.
During the company's new product luncheon at the Westin Times Square, Dennis Danville, leader of DeWalt's assembly demolition business unit, said the hammers employ MIG Weld Technology to lower the weight of the hammer head.
The process matches the weight of leading titanium hammers while maintaining the strength and durability, Danville said. "This innovation delivers the power professionals need to maximize their level of productivity while minimizing arm fatigue,” he added.
The 15-ounce Framing Hammer is expected to retail for approximately $60.
“Traditionally, hammers as heavy as 28 or even 32 ounces were the industry standard in framing applications; however, the trend is moving toward lighter hand and power tools,” Danville said.