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      Craftsman  NEXTEC 12.0 Volt Hammerhead Auto Hammer with Rotating Head  ENERGY STAR®

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      Reg Price: $69.99
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      Specifications & Dimensions

      Dimensions:
      Height (in.): 8
      Length (in.): 7.5
      Weight - Battery Installed (lbs): 2
      Weight - Excluding Battery (lbs): 1.6
      Width (in.): 4.5
      Product Overview:
      ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
      General Warranty: 1 year parts/90 days labor
      Color:
      Color/Finish: Grey / Black
      Included with Item:
      Battery Charger Included: Battery Charger Included
      Battery Included: Battery Included
      Case Included: Yes
      Number of Batteries Included: 1
      Handles:
      Aux. Handle Type: No
      Handle Type: Molded
      General Features:
      Charge Time (Hrs.): 0.5
      RPM: 3600
      Battery Type:
      Battery Type: Lithium ion
      Battery:
      Battery Voltage: 12
      Item Type:
      Type: Power hammer
      Certifications:
      UL Listed: Yes
      Package Includes:
      Package Contents: Hammerhead, Nail Remover, battery, charger

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      Product Description

      Work Faster, Better and Smarter with the 12.0 Volt Next Generation Rotating Hammerhead from Craftsman

      The Craftsman NEXTEC Hammerhead is an innovatory tool that's a Craftsman first! With three different hammer angles, this tool is a must-have. Use the 90 degree angle and the 45 degree angle for hammering in nails at right angles and awkward angles respectively while the 0 degree angle is perfect for driving in nails straight above the head. It's an excellent tool for hammering nails in tight spaces where you can't swing a hammer. For detailed projects like installing crown molding, the powerful torque of the hammerhead allows one-hand hammering and the tool doesn't leave hammer marks on the molding.

      Powered by a durable lithium-ion battery, the 12.0 Volt Rotating Hammerhead provides high speed and high torque to drive nails through different kinds of wood from construction lumber to finished wood. With it's superior speed of 3600 impacts per minute, it can handle nails up to 16d size. All this makes this tool an absolute essential.

      • The Craftsman NEXTEC  Rotating Hammerhead is an expertly designed power hammer that provide 0 degree, 90 degree and 45 degree angle for hammering in nails
      • 12.0 volt lithium-ion battery enhances performance
      • Magnetic sleeve holds the nails in place to position it properly
      • Functional design has all new venting and over-mold grip that makes it easy to work with the tool for extended periods of time
      • LED light bulbs rotate with the head to illuminate the work area perfectly
      • Has green, yellow or red LED lights that act as indicators of the battery life to help you plan your work schedule better
      • Electric brake offers better control while working
      • One year limited warranty from Craftsman

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      Added on May 20, 2011

       

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      40 Reviews Write a review
      34 Reviewers (85.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      Most Helpful Reviews

      Praise12 found this helpful
      RonS66
      Aug 9 , 2012
      Skeptical at First - Greatly Supprised How Useful

      Some experience - I am a 40 yr. do it yourselfer - sheetrock, paneling, flooring, tiling and wood trim work over 3 homes in 40 years.

      When I saw the commercials a couple of years ago for the auto hammer i thought only limited application and short duration, not much use to me.  I am redoing the Family room which includes crown molding around beams and will be installing lots of detail wainscotting molding.  Putting up crown molding by oneself is difficult in handling and at some point you are going to miss the nail and make dents into the molding.  I saw the new Hammerhead with the adjustable 3 positions, and thought that makes good sense and if it drives in the nail so I can hold onto molding with one hand and the Hammer drives in the nail with the other and does not miss or leave hammer marks on the molding my job would be easier and involve less wood filler work smoothing out the dents.

      I bought the adjustable Hammerhead and was supprised how easy, light and good it was.  #10 3" long finish nails went in very fast and no missed strikes.  I actually had to learn to not press down hard and let the action do the work for me.  I put up the molding at least 60%  faster than using a regular hammer and far less effort and no more hammermarks on the molding.

      Using the 45 deg. and right angle on the ceiling was a big help, no awkard angles - Little effort required.  the thouands of small strikes in seconds just pushes the nails in so easy.

      Highly recommended to anyone - one battery charge put in over 100 #10 3" long finish nails

      Ron

      Criticism14 found this helpful
      datigers2007
      Mar 16 , 2012
      Small Projects Yes, Anything Else No.
      I was tempted to give this zero stars, but I suppose it could have some use on finish nails or small projects. And the design and feel were nice. However, if you think your going to drive a 16d - 3.5" nail, I would think again. Even a 10d was a stretch but could be done with what I feel was excessive effort. I purchased this for reaching some tight spots in the framing of my basement finishing project. Based on the description and nail sizes the description said this tool would handle, I feel it was reasonable to expect this to meet the task. But reality quickly set in after the first two nails (16d 3.5") failed to sink. I went down to 10d and those would sink sometimes but I also had some 10d that I could not sink. I went to an even smaller nail and those sunk without issue. So it would seem the smaller the nail, the better the tool functions, but I couldn't get it to sink the larger nails the product description clearly states the tool would handle. I even tried all varying degrees of pressure on the tool and the bottom line was it just was not up to the task that I purchased it for, so I will be returning it. So, if you need something to help with smaller projects, on light soft wood, this tool would probably be great. Just don't expect it to perform at the high end of the specs in the product description.
       

      VA_Beach-Brad

      Virginia Beach, VA

      Jan 13 , 2015
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      Overall
      Good Tool

      Works very good in soft wood like studs and decking. Does not drive into hardwood like oak very well. Works best if you start the nail first, then use the Auto Hammer.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      dnhclr56

      Martinsville, VA

      Dec 12 , 2014
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      Overall
      Great tool and easy to use

      Bought this as a gift for my dad. He loved it and it was so easy to use, kept a good charge and was nice and flexible to get into awkward angles. Much better than a regular hammer.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      NextecPower

      Gainesville, FL

      Aug 26 , 2014
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      Overall
      Great Tool Much Better Than A Hammer

      This is a great addition to the Nextec series. Uses multiple repetitive hammerings to drive in nails to wood and other materials. Works great working in tight places like installing shelving. Would recommend

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      RDU

      Tobaccoville, NC

      Jul 15 , 2014
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      Overall
      Nextec 12 volt auto hammer

      It is a handy, convenient, effective way to hammer nails of many sizes and lengths with little effort and even within confined spaces. It's durable and the built in light is convenient.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Apr 18 , 2014
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      Overall
      works great

      I bought this because I have had Carpel tunnel syndrom and need to avoid shocks to my wrist and hands. The autohammer allows me to work without the shock that normal hammering causes

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      robert99344

      Othello, WA

      Apr 14 , 2014
      Overall
      Great tool

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      stephena1

      Suwanee, GA

      Feb 6 , 2014
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      Nice but not perfect tool for variety of tasks

      Purchased this auto hammer to use on indoor and outdoor jobs. The articulating head is a must have feature over the first gen model. It eliminates the need to set up my compressor and nailer for simple tasks (you can tell I don't like using traditional hammer) but it can't completely replace air tools or the occasional swing from a framing hammer. Wife can grab it and use with comfort as well. Included quick boost charger is great deal vs the standard, Nextec 12v system remains great value for 90% of jobs most people will encounter.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      BRUCE.R

      Fresno, CA

      Dec 22 , 2013
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      I WILL PROBABLY RETURN THIS TOOL

      I WAS INTRIGUED BY THIS TOOL. BEING A CARPENTER FOR 25 YEARS I HAD MY DOUBTS BUT WAS WILLING TO SPEND SOME MONEY TO TRY IT. IT WILL DRIVE A NAIL, NO DOUBT IT BUT NOT WHERE YOU WANT IT. IT COULD NEVER BE USED FOR FINISH WORK LIKE SOME REVIEWS STATED. I'D LIKE TO COMPARE THE QUALITY OF THOSE FINISHED PROJECTS. I HAVE THE HIGHEST RESPECT FOR CRAFTSMAN TOOLS BUT THIS ONE IS NOT WORTHY OF IT'S NAME. SO SORRY


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      Nov 29 , 2013
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      For ameteur carpenters this is an excellent too

      It is a light weight tool and makes hammering a nail much easier for someone over 65 who wants to repair picture frames or even larger items. It is easy to store and works beatifully. Even with arthritis, I can handle this when doing minor carpentry.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Mingalo

      Bayside, NY

      Sep 14 , 2013
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      No more bang up fingers

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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