DeWalt DWHT51054 20 Oz. Rip Claw Hammer
DeWalt is a name that has gained a lot of credibility amongst the building trades in the last 20 years. I have used a number of their tools and find them to be well designed and easy to work with. With a 20 ounce head, it's a bit heavier than a "standard" claw hammer, giving a bit more force. But the thing that really stands out is that it has an oval face. This is unique and was specially designed for toe nailing, something I always have trouble with and what ultimately sold me on this hammer. The hammer also has a side nail puller for pulling nails in tight places, a relatively new feature that isn't found on all claw hammers. The hammer is balanced to reduce fatigue along with a steel handle that features shock-reducing rubber overmolding.