Hammers are not Just for Nails: 5 Unconventional Use of a Rip Hammer

Hammer, a standard hand tool with a weighted "head" fixed to a long handle, had been with humans since the stone age. A hammerstone (the archaeological term) is the oldest and simplest stone tools humans ever made and used to hunt animals. Fast forward, modern hammers are available in various shapes, sizes, and materials and are mainly used to drive nails. Due to their shock-absorbing qualities and reparability, hammers are an essential tool of the toolbox. Hammers are not just for nails, but they can be used in many other ways. Here are five unconventional use of rip hammer-

Breaking the Ice

If you live where winters and snowfall last for many months, you can use a hammer to break those monster ice dams. The rip claw hammer can break the ice cube that is the size of a refrigerator.

Blade straightener

If the blade gets bent and you want to get it straight, lay the edge on any surface and beat it with a hammer till it gets refined.

Measuring tool

Forgot your measuring tool? No issue; you can use a hammer to measure the length. Some electrician buddies don't want tape measure; they use hammers to position electric outlet boxes. And it is accurate!

Limber splitter

Your hammer can work as a mini-axe to split woodblocks. Chopping off the protruding board through a hammer is easy and fast. If the wood piece/log is small, then the hammer can work, and if it is significantly large, you need to go for a log splitter.

Caulking plunger

You can use the handle of your hammer as a caulking plunger while you need a little strick or two to seal up a hole in the caulking gun. Now the tool is ready to fill in cracks and gaps within your home.