The 6 Best Electrician's Hammers

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Electrician's hammers may look like their conventional carpenter counterparts, but they have a few key differences that make them particularly suited to the job. From their longer noses to their straight claws to their well-insulated handles that protect against electrical shocks, any of these options will help you get your work done quicker, safer and more efficiently. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Klein Tools 807-18

2. Greenlee 0156-11

3. Ideal Industries Drop-Forged

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2019:

We took care to include only hammers with an insulated grip to provide the safety that electricians need with working with metal around possibly live wires.

The Klein Tools 807-18 took the top spot for its extra long and narrow nose that fits into the tight spaces electricians need to navigate, while also being weighted specifically with their needs in mind. The Greenlee 0156-11 is also rated high for it's electrician friendly design features and it offers a very ergonomic handle.

4. Estwing E3-16S

5. Vaughan E18F

6. Estwing E16S

Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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