A hammer is a tool meant to deliver an impact to an object. The most common uses are for driving nails, fitting parts, forging metal and breaking up objects. But now many people are using nail guns. Hardware Tools
A rip claw (straight claw) is great for some applications like demo, but for in the shop I think a curved claw is best for pulling nails and getting into tight spots, it all really boils down to personal preferance but since you already have a rip claw on your framing hammer it may be best if you get a curved on you next hammer.
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