The smooth outer rim protects the traction surface from striking anything but the nail, improving resistance to wear. The smooth outer rim also protects fingers and thumbs from injury from the waffle.
HARDCORE Hammers offer a striking surface unparalleled by any other framing hammer available and the traction surface wears longer than any conventional milled face. HARDCORE Hammers provides all the advantages of both smooth face and milled face hammers.
Left) Standard Waffled Framing Hammer after 3 Months of Use.
(Center) HARDCORE Hammer after 3 Months of Use.
(Right) Original HARDCORE Hammer after 3 YEARS of USE!