Claw Hammer for Concrete Framing

Photo above courtesy of Malene Thyssen,

A claw hammer is used to drive nails into support stakes and concrete forms. Although it can be used to drive stakes into the ground, a mini-sledgehammer often works better. A hammer could cause wood stakes to split after repeated blows, therefore, the best use is for nailing.

Tips for Safe Claw Hammer Use:

  • Use your whole forearm to lift and drop the hammer while remembering to keep your wrist straight
  • Use the weight of the hammer to drive the nail (don't pound with your full force)
  • Don't place nails in a straight row (this could split the wood) - Instead, stagger
  • Angle nails against the wood's grain to get the best holding power
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