Blue Spot 26143 16oz Claw Hammer UK Review
This is our review of the affordable Blue Spot 26143 16oz Claw Hammer. For under £6 this is one of the cheapest hammers that you can find on the UK market. This is what is classed as a normal sized hammer, and it has a 70% fibreglass handle, with a hardened steel head.
This one is classed as a professional hammer, but it is ideal for someone who simply wants to have a general purpose hammer around the home. It is cheap at around £6, and it will be able to do any task that requires a bit of hammering.
You can see from the image above, that this one has a nice grip on it, and according to many of the buyer reviews, it feels well balanced, and does not vibrate a great deal when being used. The claw on this one, although not perfect, will certainly be able to pull out nails easily enough.
How Buyers Rate the Blue Spot 16oz Claw Hammer
At the time of writing this review, there were over 100 online buyer reviews, that we drew our information and data from. That alone should tell you that this claw hammer sells really well. That is thanks to the nice dual combination of price and quality.
On average those buyers have rated this hammer at 4.6 out of 5 stars which is a very good rating, by any measure.
Below we have summarised, in percentage form, the actual breakdown of those star ratings. Buyers rated this hammer based on a star rating of 1-5, with one being the lowest rating and five being the highest rating,
It is pretty easy to see from this that just over 7 out of 10 buyers, gave this small hammer the full 5 star treatment. 93% rated it 4 stars or higher and that is also an excellent sign. There is only 3% of all buyers who thought this hammer merited a 1 star review.
Blue Spot 26143 Claw Hammer Specification
In this section we have included what I think are the key features to know. With a hammer that is not too difficult, however, still important to know certain things.
- Measures 36 x 14 x 3.2 cm
- Weighs 739 grams
- The head is made from hardened steel
- The handle is 70% fibreglass and 30% steel
- It is a standard finish (16 ounce) claw hammer
Overall the hammer is well made, and is suitable for doing most jobs around the home. It is not deigned though for doing a lot of heavy work. For almost all home improvement jobs, and the basic gardening jobs, this would be an affordable choice.
What Buyers Say About the Blue Spot Hammer
Overall buyers clearly like this product as you can tell from the very high rating. Below we have summarised what people had to say, and we have included a few buyer quotes, to give the summary list some emphasis.
- Most buyers found the hammer was a good price
- The hand grip was good and the hammer felt well balanced
- Very little vibration in the hand when being used
- A good general purpose choice for the toolbox
- Buyers didn't like that the head of the hammer was glued to the shaft
- A few thought the shaft of the hammer was too flexible
Great quality hammer extremely sturdy will be purchasing more five stars!
Really nice hammer. Looks good, feels nice and solid and is comfortable to use.
It hammers well however the claw for taking out nails is too weak.
Our Verdict on the Blue Spot 26143 16oz Claw Hammer
For under £6, it is certainly affordable for most people. This is not the roughest, toughest hammer in the world. It will however easily cope with all the basic tasks and jobs that you have to around the home.
It is not suitable for professionals or for those who plan on doing a whole range of home projects. This hammer is basic with no real frills. There is a little flex in the handle, which personally I do not like. The claw end of the hammer is just OK, but nails can catch in it, and be hard to budge.
If this is not the claw hammer for you, then check out our top 5 list of claw hammers by clicking here.
Those who have bought this, and there have been hundreds, rate this hammer highly. It is also a very good price. For 90% of people this one will do the job, but consider a different one if you plan on doing a lot of work that requires hammering. It came out at number three on our top 5 list of claw hammers, so it is certainly good enough for most people.