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My dearest wife bought me one of these today, for Christmas. Actually, I went out and bought it, paid for it and if I wanted it gift rapped, I'd probably would have to do that too. But isn't it the thought that counts??? LOL

Anyway, got to "play" with it a bit, before putting it away until Christmas. It does work "pretty" good. I think they need to improve how it holds the nails. They claim that you only need one hand to start and hammer in the nail. And well, you might can, but it's a bit tricky to get the nail to go in straight. The nail is held up against the hammerhead, by means of magnetized, spring loaded sleeve. Only problem is the I.D. of the sleeve is about 1/4" or a little bigger. So small headed nails, or finish nails don't sit still or flat on the hammer head. I think if the head of the piston (the hammerhead) was magnetized, instead of the sleave, It might work better. It pulls the nail to the side of the sleve, and if the nail has any head at all, it sits cocked in the sleeve. Other then that, it works great. I read some reviews that it won't hammer a 3 1/2" nail all the way down. Worked fine for me.

I can see it will be helpful in tight area's. It will just take a little practice, or hold on to the nail till it starts in the wood straight. And the only other negative, is it only comes with one battery. I bought a spare for 21 bucks. The Hammerhead was on sale (Black Saturday) for 69.
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I don't have the Craftsman but I have the HF ,it's great for many jobs,it's air powered ,it will drive screws in also LOL and short and long brad nails also..I use it on the truck/car also when I don't have the room to swing hammer, it came with many extra items just for that type of job..

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My dearest wife bought me one of these today, for Christmas. Actually, I went out and bought it, paid for it and if I wanted it gift rapped, I'd probably would have to do that too. But isn't it the thought that counts??? LOL

Anyway, got to "play" with it a bit, before putting it away until Christmas. It does work "pretty" good. I think they need to improve how it holds the nails. They claim that you only need one hand to start and hammer in the nail. And well, you might can, but it's a bit tricky to get the nail to go in straight. The nail is held up against the hammerhead, by means of magnetized, spring loaded sleeve. Only problem is the I.D. of the sleeve is about 1/4" or a little bigger. So small headed nails, or finish nails don't sit still or flat on the hammer head. I think if the head of the piston (the hammerhead) was magnetized, instead of the sleave, It might work better. It pulls the nail to the side of the sleve, and if the nail has any head at all, it sits cocked in the sleeve. Other then that, it works great. I read some reviews that it won't hammer a 3 1/2" nail all the way down. Worked fine for me.

I can see it will be helpful in tight area's. It will just take a little practice, or hold on to the nail till it starts in the wood straight. And the only other negative, is it only comes with one battery. I bought a spare for 21 bucks. The Hammerhead was on sale (Black Saturday) for 69.



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Bob, as many times as I've been in HF, I don't remember ever seeing that item.

Well I used my Craftsman Hammerhead again on a little job this morning. It does leave a lot to be desired. Long small finish nails, I've bent more then I've every bent with a hammer. And unless you hold the nail and drive it in some, you can't get the nail set straight. I'll keep it, I think it will help in some cases, but I'll use the hammer, or nail gun when I can.
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They have so many items it hard sometimes to look at them all,the real plus for me I can get into the corners of the cabinets when I need to tack a stick in place the brad nailer or pin nailers are great but sometimes to big,I'm a big fan of the pin nailers small but can put in some long nails,,with just one tap.
The one I have is a older HF model looks more like the one below,it came with the holder for brad nails..to drive #16 the norm....great for door frames etc.puts the head in deep without the need for a nail set..or the nasty hammer marks on the frames..ops marks
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Air-Palm-Nailer/H6141
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Bob, as many times as I've been in HF, I don't remember ever seeing that item.

Well I used my Craftsman Hammerhead again on a little job this morning. It does leave a lot to be desired. Long small finish nails, I've bent more then I've every bent with a hammer. And unless you hold the nail and drive it in some, you can't get the nail set straight. I'll keep it, I think it will help in some cases, but I'll use the hammer, or nail gun when I can.



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