Patent Number: 6,332,376

Title: Hammer with replaceable nail striking head

Abstract: A hammer includes an elongated handle having a top end and a bottom end and a hammer head mounted on the top end of said handle, the hammer head including a body section and a rigid nail striking head section having a nail striking face. A nail pulling device is mounted on the handle, the nail pulling device having a nail-engaging plate and at least one generally keyhole-shaped slot formed therein, the slot including an access opening having a relatively wide transverse dimension sized to receive a nail head therethrough and a narrowed groove section having a transverse dimension smaller than the transverse dimension of the access opening and sized to inhibit passage of a nail head therethrough, the nail pulling device operating such that the head of a nail to be pulled is moved through the access opening of the slot and the hammer is positioned to secure the nail in the groove section.

Inventors: Hurley; Harold J. (Gretna, NE)


International Classification: B25C 11/00 (20060101); B25G 3/10 (20060101); B25D 1/06 (20060101); B25D 1/02 (20060101); B25D 1/00 (20060101); B25G 3/00 (20060101); B25D 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018