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Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:38 pm

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I have a couple of 6K iron hammers that I practice with. If I don't use them every other day they quickly get a light coat of rust. I was looking on the internet at stainless steel hammers and Amber Sporting Goods has a 6K Stainless Steel hammer (shell filled with lead) on sale for $70. Anybody have any experience with this hammer? I am a little leary because I practice on a cow pasture in the Summer months and I have already broken two swivels due to the field being as hard as a rock. I'm afraid that the "Stainless Steel Casing" might crack.



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Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:59 am

 
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I don't understand what you think you will gain with a stainless steel hammer. As far as the price goes, $70.00 for a stainless is a good deal but I would save it for competition use only. As far as the rust is concerned, for practice implements, who cares about a little rust? Although you may save a swivel with a little spray lubricant.

I use to throw the hammer at what was known as the rockpile at the University of Northern Colorado. The ground was hard and had a lot of buried concrete fill in it.

In less than a month, my stainless steel hammer took such a beating that it would no longer pass inspection at the large meets. The casing never cracked but it was no longer round and had large dents in it.

Tim Edwards



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Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:33 pm

 
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I'd second Mr. Edwards suggestion. I'd keep the stainlees steel for competition only. I keep a little bottle of 3 in 1 oil with my throwing stuff. During the rainy season it takes all of two minutes to wipe my practice hammers down with a rag and a little oil. Also keeps the swivels from sticking.

Michael V.



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Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:45 pm

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Thanks for the advice. I was going to practice and use it for competitions but if it would get that beat up, I'll just keep the WD-40 handy.



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