Product Reviews

JANUARY 2011 - CHARLES and HUDSON web review

January 2011 - Charles and Hudson "Stiletto Tools continues to innovate, and the Stiletto TrimBone hammer is their latest masterpiece".

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JANUARY 2011 - PROTOOLREVIEWS.COM

Protoolsreview.com - January 2011 "...the engineers at Stiletto are working on an entire new line of polished stainless steel pry bars."

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FEBRUARY 2010 - PROTOOLREVIEW.COM

protoolreview.com - Feb 2010 We have had the last few months to really put this hammer though its paces and we finally agree with the Stiletto tag line of "Powerful - Painless - Lightweight."

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October 2009 - PROTOOLREVIEW.COM

protoolreview - October 2009 "All joking aside, we really liked these Stiletto Flat Bars and given the high cost of Titanium goods - even in other markets, we decided that we will give these bars an 8/10 for our Value rating. We think that these Flat Bars are worth the money to have the best and most unique tools around."

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FEBRUARY 2009 - PROTOOLREVIEW.COM

PROTOOLREVIEW.COM - FEBRUARY 2009 "It took only a few swings to prove that this lightweight has all the benefits of its heaver steel counterpart. While at the Stiletto booth, I learned that titanium is better at transferring energy, absorbing vibration and is 45% lighter then steel."

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JANUARY 2009 - PROTOOLREVIEWS.COM

Protoolreview.com - January 2009 "By combining the latest technology, materials and innovation, these pry bars are destined to be some of the best available"

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October 2008 - Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics - October 2008 Because the Stiletto TiBAR16 weighs just 2 pounds, it is light and balanced enough to replace a hammer.

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September 2008 - Journal of Light Construction

Lightweight Wrecker. Sold in 12 and 16 inch lengths, it has a hammer head with a side-mounted nail puller and either a cat's paw or crowbar tip.

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March 2008 - Fine Homebuilding

March 2008 - Fine Homebuilding Lighter puller. Besides their famously light hammers, Stiletto has introduced a claw bar that tips the scale at just over 8 oz., about half the weight of the one I usually carry. This lighter titanium tool is pound for pound much stronger than steel.

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February 2008 - Journal of Light Construction JLC

February 2008 - Journal of Light Construction JLC Firm Grip. Having trouble maintaining a good grip on your hammer? The maker claims the wrap won't work loose and can also be used with long-handled tools like shovels and sledges.

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September 2007 - New PolyFiberglass, All Titanium Head Hammers

September 2007 - New PolyFiberglass, All Titanium Head Hammers When I first heard about titanium hammers, I couldn't imagine that such a lightweight material could really pound nails effectively. However, after talking to carpenters who use them, I've changed my mind. At about half the weight of their conventional framing counterparts, Stiletto Titanium hammers significantly decrease user susceptibility to carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion, stress related injuries, says the maker.

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November 2004 - Fine Home Building

November 2004 - Fine Home Building Right away, I noticed the Dimpler was light, about half the weight of my old steel cat's paw. That's partly because it's made of titanium, but it's also because the shaft isn't solid. The body is more trusslike with continuous "W" running between the two chords.

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November 2004 - Country Home

November 2004 - Country Home If you have a bum elbow, like Andrea, yet need to do extensive remodeling, try this super light bad boy. Made of Titanium, it's half the weight of traditional steel hammers and has ten times less damaging recoil.

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September 2004 - Better Homes & Garden WOOD

September 2004 - Better Homes & Garden WOOD House framer Jacob Tessmer praised the tool, saying "I prefer it over my heavier Estwing framing hammer." He cited advantages in heft and shock absorption. "I can set the spike with the first smack, drive it home with the next.

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May/June 2004 - Professional Deck Builder

May/June 2004 - Professional Deck Builder Stiletto Tools, Inc. introduces the patented ClawBar eight ounce titanium nail puller with the Dimpler feature. This tool is 12" long and allows you to remove nails without damaging your work.

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May 2004 - do!

May 2004 - do! …a recent left-shoulder exam revealed cartilage damage with some bone impingement. That added new urgency to the never-ending quest for lighter, more efficient and more ergonomic tools.

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April 2004 - Roofing Contractor

April 2004 - Roofing Contractor In another gadget-related development, Holly "The Tools Goddess" Eaton first introduced us to Stiletto Tools this summer at the Jimmy Carter Work Project in Valdosta, GA.

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February 2004 - Home Improvement

February 2004 - Home Improvement Does your elbow get stiff when you swing a hammer? That's why I like the new Titanium hammer from Stiletto Tools. It's much lighter weight than conventional hammers and built to last whether you're a weekend warrior or a professional carpenter.

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December 2003 - Hardware Merchandising

December 2003 - Hardware Merchandising Sometimes you like products for their robust sales. Sometimes you like them for their healthy margins. Then there are products that are just plain cool. Corrigan thinks the balance, the feel, and the coolness of owning a $300 hammer is making the Stiletto the hammer to own on job sites.

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November/December 2003 - Handyman Club of America

November/December 2003 - Handyman Club of America When Builder 2nd Class Petty Officer James Allen shipped out as an activated reserve member of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 21 (NMCB 21) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he took his trusty Stiletto Ruger titanium hammer along. The hammer saw plenty of action, driving as many as 2,000 nails a day. Impressed by the tool's light weight and durability, the other 15 members of the James' crew borrowed it whenever they could, as they had only three other hammers to share.

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Issue 2 2003 - Ergonomics

Issue 2 2003 - Ergonomics Titanium's natural shock absorption alleviates muscle strain and joint soreness to help relieve carpenter's elbow. The Titan also features a magnetic nail holder for safe, easy, one handed nail starts, great in overhead work.

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March 2003 - This Old House

March 2003 - This Old House Holding his hammer in a relaxed grip, This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram gently taps a finish nail into a section of a window molding to get it started, then drives it home with three swift strokes. He swings the hammer as if it were an extension of his arm, delivering the blows in a steady rhythm, without the slightest hesitation between beats. He sinks nail after nail, the succession of hits leaving each small head perfectly flush with the surface.

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Invierno/Winter 2003 - El Nuevo Constructor

Invierno/Winter 2003 - El Nuevo Constructor La cabeza y el mango forman una sola pieza de titanio moldeado Asimismo, tiene una empuñadura de nylon. Este martillo se distingue por su fase removible de acero. Tal es así que usted puede sustituir una fase plana dañada o desgastada por otra nueva.

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November 2002 - Arizona Foothills

November 2002 - Arizona Foothills For those who require top of the line everything, the Stiletto Tools TiBone Solid Ti-Steel Hammer, is the instrument for driving a nail in the wall. A definite must have for any hardware loving guy or gal.

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October 2002 - NW Homebuilders

October 2002 - NW Homebuilders The Stiletto Ti-Bone looks like a prop from a Mad Max movie, its skeletal frame has a mean military look, with openings in the one piece titanium head and frame where you'd expect to see solid metal. The claw is well designed, sharp and seemingly indestructible.

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September/October 2002 - Tools of the Trade

September/October 2002 - Tools of the Trade Stiletto's TiBone is one of the wildest hammers I've ever seen. The head and handle are a single piece of molded titanium with an injection molded nylon grip. The hammer has a removable steel striking face. This is one of those tools everyone on the job site will want to hold.

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September 2002 - NW Homebuilders

September 2002 - NW Homebuilders Gaining raves from as far as Spain, Stiletto's TiBone ushers in a new generation of light titanium hammers.

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July 2002 - Esquire Magazine

July 2002 - Esquire Magazine According to Esquire's Rule No. 156, there is no gadget that cannot be made cooler by adding titanium. Well, same goes for tools--namely, this titanium hammer, the Stiletto Tools TiBone. What do you get for $194.95? These things don't rust, they've got built in grooves for holding nails, and they've got titanium's natural shock absorption, meaning no matter how many gazebos you build, your elbow will still love you.

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March 2002 - House and Garden Magazine

March 2002 - House and Garden Magazine Toolbox Basics: Getting ready to do it yourself? House and Garden's own Ms. Fix It assembles a toolkit for the handy homeowner.

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Winter 2002 - Titanium News

Winter 2002 - Titanium News It feels like a toy but nails like a weapon, wrote one smitten tool tester about a titanium hammer produced by Stiletto Tool Company of Atwater, California. Another said that he had stripped concrete forms with it without dulling the claws.

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January/February 2002 - This Old House

January/February 2002 - This Old House The hickory handled Stiletto framing hammer has a titanium head that weighs in at a mere 12 ounces but still performs as well as its 20 ounce steel cousins.

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Holiday 2001 - Russell's For Men

Holiday 2001 - Russell's For Men When I lived in the San Francisco area in the 1950's, Stiletto was probably the largest hardware distributor in California. Today, Stiletto Tool Company, NASA Engineers, and Ruger Investment Casting have joined forces to manufacture this fantastic Titanium hammer.

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August 2001 - Fine Wood Working

August 2001 - Fine Wood Working I had my reservations about titanium hammers until I actually started using a Stiletto finish hammer. You can carry a titanium hammer in your tool belt all day and not even know it's there. And that's good news if you suffer from back problems.

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July/August 2001 - Carpenter

July/August 2001 - Carpenter Stiletto introduced the world's first titanium hammer a couple of years ago. Carpenters were thrilled. Titanium won't rust and is nearly as strong as steel at about half the weight. The reduced weight lightens tool bags and reduces recoil without significantly sacrificing nail driving performance.

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May/June 2001 - Tools of the Trade

May/June 2001 - Tools of the Trade Hammers are pretty personal tools. After trying out Stiletto's Titanum Ruger, though, I set my old hammer aside. I particularly like the Stiletto for the overhead, long reaching and backhand swings that are tough for all of us but painful for the near 50 crowd.

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January 2001 - Home Builder

January 2001 - Home Builder If you really want to treat yourself to a wonderful new experience, try a new 14 ounce Titanium framing hammer. Surprise, surprise they actually do the job better with less wear on your hand and arm.

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June 2000 - Home Builder

June 2000 - Home Builder Here is a framing hammer that breaks all the established rules. It isn't heavy, it isn't tiring, but it still drives nails. My reaction? It feels like a toy and nails like a weapon. I love it.

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July 1999 - Fine Homebuilding

July 1999 - Fine Homebuilding The Titan is a tough hammer. I stripped concrete with it without dulling the claws. A friend liked the milled-face model to put on siding. All models have a nail holding magnet on top that allows you to start a nail one-handed.

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June 1999 - Men's Health

June 1999 - Men's Health If you had this hammer pounding nails would almost be as fun as pounding long-necks. So toss that pathetic brad-tapper into your tool chest and buy yourself a Stiletto Titan.

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May/June 1999 - Carpenter

May/June 1999 - Carpenter Stiletto's new 14 oz. California style, titanium head hammer, which comes with a straight or axe style wood handle and a smooth or textured face, defies conventional wisdom. Titanium not only won't rust, but it's nearly as strong as steel at about half the weight.

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April 1999 - Journal of Light Construction

April 1999 - Journal of Light Construction The Titan hammer weighs just 12 ounces, but the manufacturer claims it packs as much nail driving power as a 21 ounce framing hammer, while helping alleviate muscle strain and repetitive motion injuries.

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March 1999 - WoodShop News

March 1999 - WoodShop News The Stiletto Tool Co. has introduced a hammer with a titanium head that lowers the tool's weight, but still packs a wallop. The head of the Titan weighs 12 oz. compared to the 21 oz. head offered on another of the company's hammers, but delivers the same driving force as the heavier tool.

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January 1999 - Building & Remodeling News

January 1999 - Building & Remodeling News A small company in California has developed a unique hammer that is ideal for framing and general carpentry. This 12 oz. hammer is deceptive in that it hits like a 21 oz. framing hammer, which makes it a joy to use all day long.

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