described by its designer as a ‘mad scientist project’, this hammer includes a collated nail dispenser — designed to make grueling DIY work a thing of the past. created by ohio-based designer michael david young, the appliance is portable and requires no electricity. once a nail strip is loaded into the device, users tap once to set it in place, before the nail is easily hammered into the surface. the hammer’s functions are explained in more detail in the thorough video at the top of the page.

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‘this is my mad scientist project for the past 6 years,’ explains michael david young. ‘I finally got it to work after many many prototypes, got my provisional patents and shopped it around to the big tool companies. two companies with serious interest, and one big offer from one… which slowly eroded and then fell apart as their department was purchased and downsized.’ however, the good news is that the product is gaining some traction in russia, with discussions currently ongoing.

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  • Good thinking young fellow, but you’re about two decades late. Nobody wants to shock their wrists with a framing hammer during 10hour days any longer. Pneumatics are the present/future — until robotics comes along.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • My guess is the hammer will never be replaced. I think this “young fellow” has hit the proverbial nail on the head. A carpenter will always have a hammer in his belt for those special cases where single, hand nailing is preferred. This tool was invented for that purpose in a similar way that the pneumatic was invented for production work. Both are necessary. I would buy one in a heartbeat. Amazing invention!

    Bill says:
  • I think this could fill the space between needing a nail gun – which I don’t need – and using a conventional hammer. After many years, setting and driving nails one at a time is second nature, but this looks like a nice compromise, if it isn’t too pricey. I like that he’s built it to use standard collated nails.

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