The Ti-Tech Titanium Framing Hammer from this longtime manufacturer weighs up to a half pound less than traditional framing hammers. With interchangeable, forged steel caps and the option of milled or smooth striking face, it provides a faster and more powerful swing, Ti-Tech’s makers say. A free-floating pin in the striking cap moves on impact to reduce further vibration. handles are available in fiberglass or hickory.

Vaughn Manufacturing Co., P.O. Box 390, Hebron, IL 60034-0390.