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LaVergne, TN ─ Wilton has applied the B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammer’s Unbreakable Handle Technology to a new line of ball pein and cross pein hammers. The results make these specialized hammers 400 percent tougher than any other wood or fiberglass handled hammers in their class. What makes them unique is their steel core design. Steel rods run through the entire length of the handle and lock the hammer head firmly in place through a steel plate.
Wilton paid special attention to the handle grips. Ergonomically designed, this cushioned, vulcanized all-rubber molded handle improves grip, while lessening vibration. The grips also resist oil and other solvents. Located at the bottom of the handle is a steel reinforced hole to loop and secure a lanyard.
“These may well be the last ball pein or cross pein hammers you’ll ever own,” said Tim Onello, Wilton’s Director of Product Management. “Design, safety, construction, ergonomics, were all stressed to make these hammers exceptional; that was our goal.”
Walk into any machine shop or automotive facility and ball pein and cross pein hammers are common tool box additions. These hammers are active when it comes to metal forming, shaping and peining. Foundries and fabrication shops also find the tools useful.
Both Wilton ball pein and cross pein hammers have drop-forged steel heads for superior strength versus conventional cast hammers. The hammers’ hi-vis green heads are easily identified in busy work areas.
Two years in development, the innovative Wilton hammers are extensions of the B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammer (Bad Ass Sledge Hammer) product line. These sledge hammers feature the steel core design that prevents breakage during overstrikes, which is the most common cause of failure in wood and fiberglass handled sledge hammers.
In fact, B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammers are 400 percent tougher than models with wood or fiberglass handles. In an overstrike test conducted by an independent lab, mechanical overstrikes were calculated before the handles broke.
Leading competitors’ wood handles collapsed after 435 strikes, while fiberglass handled sledge hammers failed at 6,800 strikes. The B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammers were tested at 25,000 overstrikes and they still kept going strong.
There’s a wide variety of Wilton BASH Sledge Hammers to meet every need from 2.5 lb. to 20 lb. heads and 12 to 36 in. handles.
To locate a dealer for Wilton B.A.S.H. Ball Pein and Cross Pein Hammers, visit wiltontools.com and click on Where To Buy. Enter the product’s stock number and your zip code and the nearest dealer(s) will be identified. The Wilton hammers also are available through industrial distributors and several online retailers. For further assistance, contact Wilton’s Consumer Relations department at 800-274-6848, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST, Monday - Friday).