We are getting down to the wire. Depending when the stores close on Christmas Eve, you have less than a day and a half to get your shopping done. If your family opens presents on Christmas Eve like mine does, you are really dancing with the devil if you still have gifts to buy. But I am here to help. I have a no brainer gift for any handywoman and/or handyman who does not yet have a check next to their name on your shopping list. A hammer. Yes, you heard me right. A hammer. But not just any hammer. The Cadillac of hammers. An Estwing.
When most of us hear the word “hammer” we form a picture in our mind of a nail hammer. It has a round head and a forked tail to pull out nails. Well, Estwing makes nail hammers, in fact they make about six types of nail hammers with two types of grips. But Estwing also makes bricklayer hammers, drywall hammers, and soft face hammers. Aside from hammers, Estwing makes pry bars, nail pullers, roofing hatchets and axes and wood splitting tools. Estwing has been making their fine tools since 1923; today Estwing tools are made in Rockford, Illinois by members of your extended American family. If there is a task that requires that something be struck cleanly, efficiently, and repeatedly, Estwing makes a hammer for the job. The only problem with giving an Estwing hammer at Christmas is camouflaging its shape under the tree; I suggest a box. Now get shopping!