My brother swears by his Estwing hammers with their one-piece head/handle construction but I'm more like my dad and just want a decent hammer that doesn't cost much. The quality of hammers is frankly a lot better than it needs to be these days. Fiberglass handles, hardened striking surfaces, rubber molded grips, solid head-to-handle fitments that never work lose. I don't see why anyone would want to spend more for a "designer hammer" when for just a few bucks you can get a WorkForce hammer that's as good as the best of them. I've had my 16 oz. claw hammer with the fiberglass handle for over five years now. It's built fences, decks, installed T111 siding and done all number of smaller jobs and has never been less that perfect. The heavy head drives nails with accuracy and good power. It's perfect for big jobs and will handle some smaller jobs in a pinch like driving finishing nails but I have a 13 oz. WorkForce hammer for that so it usually just does the big stuff. The shock-resistant handles are effective making them ideal for big jobs like those cedar fences and wooden decks. I've abused this hammer just like I abuse every tool I own, frequently standing on it and jumping up and down to pull out old fencepost nails during demo projects. If there were any weaknesses in its construction I would have uncovered them long ago. Mine is just plain ugly with a black and yellow look meant to emulate Stanley's hammers. I think the current ones are black and orange and meant to emulate Cooper. Still ugly. Either way it's a great hammer and I would defintely buy another one if I needed to. Do It Yourself projects are all about saving money and spending as little as possible on tools is usually a top priority. In the case of these WorkForce hammers you can shop on the cheap without having to worry about the quality of the product. They're plenty enough tool and then some.