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Where to Find a Sledge?


Hey guys,
Where can I find a 20 lbs. sledgehammer? I went to Lowe's and they only went up to 10 lbs.



Duct Tape 2 5lb plates on it.


Home depot has them, I think. I bought a 16lb one, but I think they had a 20lb one.


Take that 10 pounder outside, and use it till the handle breaks. Then get a peice of round stock (solid steel bar) Weld the round stock to the hammer head. I have a 35 pound sledge from doing that. I am sure it changes the swing dynamics a little, but I haven't broke a handle splitting wood in a long time.

If you don't have a welder or don't know how to weld, ask one of your friends to do it. Look for someone wearing cowboy boots, they can weld the best.


Keep looking around. Try a farm (or feed) supply store if there is one nearby.






Thanks for the tips, especially that link.


You're definitely gonna have to explain this one.


really stupied question here but what do you do with the sledge? just bang shit or what? Also i got a heavy ass monkey rinch .. besides holding it at the end and bringin it up with my wrists is there any thing else too do with it ?




Banging on shit with it is a method of rotational core work (oblique work).