A sledgehammer is an apparatus having a large metal head attached to a long handle. There are a variety of sledgehammers available and the one that will be ideal for you will depend on the sort of task you’ll need it for.
Categorization based on the metal head
The head forged from the steel provides the sledgehammer with the maximum strength and permanence of a lifetime. Based on the task, the size and weight of the head vary. For example, a 3 lb sledgehammer with a small diameter can be used for small tasks like driving tent stakes or nails on the wall, etc. whereas a 10 lb sledgehammer with a wider diameter can be used for more hardcore tasks like shattering the concrete.
Choosing between the handles
For better strikes, you will need a comfortable hold on the handle. The handles made from fiberglass are proved to be light weighted and helps in controlled swings. The handles with a Patented IsoCore Shock system reduce the shock and vibration during the strikes. For better durability, the sledgehammer with a shatterproof fiberglass handle is a great choice. For better grip, the rubber grip handle is a must.
Options available based on the tasks
If you are not a professional and need a sledgehammer for household chores, you should consider buying a light weighted metal head (for example, 2 lbs) with a small diameter with a light weighted handle for a more controlled swing. It will be safe for beginners and you can manage almost every chore with it. For more professional purposes, you should consider buying a sledgehammer with a heavy metal head having an extra-large diameter for heavy strikes with a shockproof handle with rubber for a better grip.
Categories Simillar to Sledgehammers includes Claw Hammers, Engineers' Hammers and Hammer Handles