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.

    sierraseven says:
  • Have you done a finite element analysis of this design? It would be interesting to see the stresses of use. Your design seems like it is going to have some sharp impulses on that center metal part in the wooden handle that could cause fracture.

    Vector says:
  • Is this hammer ave available to the public yet?

    Mike Warren says:
  • Hi
    i have been a carpenter in sweden for 30 years now.
    i like to be a test pilot for your new hammer.

    Pierrre van Zeebroeck says:
  • Michael hello saw your hammer oh my God that is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I was wondering if you could send me a hammer for me to demo on my show The Most Bullshit Show on Earth we would be sending it back to you. While our show is small we still have under 200 views I know you get more views on your YouTube website but will be willing to demo this product for you we would take no payment and return the hammer back to you thank you for your time and have a great day.

    Elliott Whipple says:
  • Michael furthermore to prove that I am not messing around with you or pulling your leg I would be willing to send you a $100 in advance with my address and you could send the hammer to me that way in the event that the hammer got damaged in our product sample video you would not feel like you were out for the hard work and product design you put into the hammer.

    thank you again for your consideration and have a great day.

    Elliott Whipple says:
  • I would buy this hammer.I just wonder what kind of cost would be put on it.Have you secured funding? ie Dragons den or Shark Tank could help.

    Don Siegwart says:
  • Wow this could be a life saver in my line of work ,we’re can a buy one in Scotland or would you consider a professional trades man putting it on test with a you tube video review
    Cheers Brian

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