Photographers are fond of saying that painters don't argue about brushes (not entirely true) and that carpenters don't argue about hammers. But what if they did?
(Thanks to numerous tipsters)
P.S. Seems like something I might have written.
P.P.S. There really is such a thing as a Stiletto hammer (pictured above).
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Featured Comment by Mel: "So if all you have is a camera, does the world look like a photograph?
Mike replies: Now that you mention it, it kinda does.
Featured Comment by HD: "Carpenters do argue about hammers. Metal versus wood versus fiberglass handles. California framers versus Bluegrass. Old ones versus new ones. Size, weight, angle for different purposes. Smooth versus serrated. Who has the best nail puller. How to replace the handle. Which one has the best feel. Which one hurts your elbow less. Which ones are good at first but then start to sting. But carpenters don't have blogs and review websites about hammers. I think. I didn't Google for hammerreview.com (and now I'll have to go register that domain!). But I did spend years framing houses, and running framing crews, and we argued about hammers all the time. More appropriately: discussed. On the other hand, it's the rare hammer that costs more than $100, and your co-workers have the other ones, so they're easy to try out and figure out what you like. With the caveat that you don't use my Bluegrass serrated face hammer as a nail-puller, in which case you'll never borrow my hammer again.
"P.S. We argued about nails, nail coatings, nailguns, air hoses, compressors, saws, saw blades, extension cords, wood, plywood, who has the best wood, framing techniques, architects, design choices, owners, neighbors, contractors, roof framing methods, breaktime, and where to eat lunch too."