Hart 21 oz Milled Face Hickory Framing Hammer Review

Hart 21 oz Milled Face Hickory Framing Hammer Review


The first thing that comes to mind when I think of a “milled” face steel is A2 or mild steel.

But what does it really mean? What are the differences between these two types of faces? And how do they compare with each other?


A milled face steel is one which has been manufactured from a single piece of material rather than being formed into a sheet like traditional steels. Typically, this type of steel is used in high strength applications such as aircraft construction. These types of steels have higher carbon content and tend to be less ductile than their sheet form counterparts. They are also known to rust easier due to the lower melting point.

MFS steels are often referred to as “hardened” because they have been hardened through the use of heat treatment. The most common method of hardening MFS steels is by quenching them in water at around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This causes the steel to lose its ductility and becomes harder than other forms of steel. However, while MFS steels may be difficult to work with, they are still relatively easy to temper and produce good results.


MFS steels have a grainy or milled-like appearance on their faces. While they do have a slightly more rough appearance than traditional steels, they are also easier to clean and maintain. If you have ever held any type of tool in your hand, then you have probably noticed how rough the surface feels against your skin. This sensation is referred to as the “milling feel”.

The milling feel is a result of the hardened steel and does not become smoother with continued use. It has been found that the milling feel actually helps provide users with a better grip on the tool.

Milling feels is most common among high quality tools such as professional-grade hammers and axes. While this texturing is used to improve the grip, it can also be problematic for some users. For example, milling feels can cause problems with certain types of gloves. If this is the case, then you may want to look into smooth faced steels.

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A framing hammer is a heavy-duty hammer designed for the purpose of driving and removing nails from wood. It is generally larger than traditional claw hammers and weighs around two pounds. A 21 oz hickory face framing hammer is an excellent choice for heavy duty work.

Hickory is a very strong type of wood that has been used by craftsmen for generations. It has a high natural shock resistance and can withstand a large amount of force. It also has a very high compression strength which makes it perfect for tools such as framing hammers.

The hickory handle on this hammer is extremely durable and perfectly suited for extended use. It has also been sanded and finished with three coats of varnish to provide the user with a comfortable and secure grip. If properly maintained, this handle should last for many years of use.


This is one of the best milled face hickory framing hammers on the market. It has been designed for extended use and is perfectly balanced for easy handling. We like the stylish hickory handle and the included leather face patch. This is an excellent value for the money and would make a great gift for any carpenter, handyman or do-it-yourselfer.

Product Details

21 oz. hickory handle

Leather faced patch for more comfortable grip

2 1/4″ wide striking face

3″ long hardwood handle

Weighs 1.1 pounds

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Durable hickory handle

Durable milling face

Perfect for framing or other heavy duty work

Great value for the money

Hammerhead Length (Inches) Head Weight (Ounces) Handle Weight (Ounces) Overall Weight (Ounces) 21 2.25 1.1 2.4

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1) Striking Nails At An Angle: This is one of the most common mistakes made by beginning carpenters.

It is important to remember that when you are nailing a piece of wood, the nail should always be driven into the wood at a 90 degree angle. Nails driven in at an angle can become loose and fall out more easily.

2) Using A Large Hammer For Small Nails: It is important to select the correct size hammer for the nails that you are using.

Selecting a hammer that is too large will not properly set the nails and can cause splitting of the wood. Using a hammer that is too small can lead to fatigue in the hand and wrist.

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