Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

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Stiletto TiBone 3 Titanium Hammer Review

Stiletto TiBone 3 Titanium Hammer

Manufacturer: Stiletto
Model number: milled steel face (TB3MC), and smooth steel face (TB3SC)
Price: 229.00
Weight: 15 oz
There are two versions of the Stiletto TiBone 3 hammer; one with a milled steel face (TB3MC), and one with a smooth steel face (TB3SC). They’re both 17-1/2” long and feature curved rubber over-molded handles.

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

The TiBone 3 hammers use titanium construction which translates to low recoil and less weight over comparable steel hammers. In fact, these 15-ounce hammers weigh 45% less than a steel hammer and hit like a 28-ounce framer.

What’s New?

The Stiletto TiBone 3 hammer was upgraded with a newly designed anti-rotational striking face and redesigned, stronger magnetic nail set.

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

New Anti-Rotational Striking Face

The Stiletto TiBone 3 hammer face upgrade will prevent the steel striking face from shifting or loosening.

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

New Nailset Magnet

The new nail set includes a more robust magnet to hold nails more securely than before. The improved magnet on the Stiletto TiBone 3 works well, and keeps a tight grip on the nail until impact, and embeds the nail nicely.

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer Specifications

  • Model: TB3MC (milled face) or TB3SC (smooth face)
  • Handle material: Titanium and rubber over-mold
  • Head material: Steel
  • Handle: Curved
  • Side nail puller
  • Rubber grip
  • Magnetic nail set
  • MSRP $ 229

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

Let’s Talk Cost

At $229.00 the Stiletto TiBone 3 price isn’t crazy considering this hammer is made in the U.S.A with premium titanium metal. This is a hammer is designed for framers swinging it all day. If you’re in this category you need to ask yourself – how much is your elbow worth to you if you’re swinging a hammer daily?

If you ask me the TiBone 3 hammer is a carpenters dream!! You get what you pay for… Titanium hammers offer excellent vibration dampening, and the lighter weight metal translates to easier swings with less fatigue and impact on the nerves and tendons in the arm.

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

Performance – “Take the Vibration Challenge”

The true test to appreciate the TiBone 3 hammer vibration differences between titanium and a steel hammer is to strike them simultaneously on a concrete floor. You only have to do this once to see the benefits of titanium.  This test is what sold my guys to start carrying and using Stiletto hammers.

Stiletto TiBone 3 HammerOverall Thoughts

I’ve always liked the Stiletto TiBone hammer. The straight claw design helps pull nails easily without marring your work and the side nail puller gives awesome nail pulling leverage.

If you’re like me and are always looking to improve your performance, then this hammer is a tool you should check out.

My take away from the titanium vs. steel argument is that titanium’s primary ergonomic benefit is less recoil, with less fatigue being a secondary benefit.

After using this hammer for a while, I predict that you will see and feel a reduction in arm injury or pain caused by frequent heavy hammer use.

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer Video Review

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Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

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