In this guide we’ll look at the best lump hammers.
We’ve compared construction material, handle, grip and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What Is The Best Lump Hammer?

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  • Two heat-treated and hardened faces
  • Strong fibreglass handle
  • Thoroughly tested
  • Induction hardened stainless steel head
  • Strong fibreglass handle
  • Comfortable soft grip
  • Hardened and tempered forged alloy steel head
  • Solid core fibreglass handle
  • Double injected TPR soft-grip handle
  • Forged steel head
  • Hickory shaft
  • Good weight
  • Tempered hardened head
  • Hickory handle
  • 3-piece set

More Detailed Lump Hammer Reviews

Faithfull FAIFG4 Fibreglass Club Hammer - Multi-Coloured, 4 Lb

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  • Two heat-treated and hardened faces
  • Strong fibreglass handle
  • Thoroughly tested
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Faithfull FAIFG4 Fibreglass Club Hammer - Multi-Coloured, 4 Lb Review

The Faithfull FAIFG4 Fibreglass Club Hammer has two hardened and heat-treated faces and a strong yet light fibreglass handle.

This lump hammer feels very sturdy and is well balanced for a weighty tool, so you can perform heavy-duty demolition work with ease, such as breaking up paving stones, hammering stakes into the ground and such like.

The manufacturers state that each hammer is individually tested for weight tolerance, steel ingredients, crack testing, measured hardness, manufacturing processes and is heat treated so you know you are getting a hammer that is up to the job.

The 220 mm fibreglass handle is extremely strong but also lightweight. It helps absorb vibration thus reducing fatigue and making the job more comfortable. It is also hard-wearing and moisture resistant.

The hammer is also made to British standard BS876:1995.

OX Club Hammer with Fibreglass Handle - Forged and Induction Hardened

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  • Induction hardened stainless steel head
  • Strong fibreglass handle
  • Comfortable soft grip
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OX Club Hammer with Fibreglass Handle - Forged and Induction Hardened Review

The OX Club Hammer is a robust and durable lump hammer. It weighs 2.5  lbs and has a forged and induction-hardened stainless steel head designed to withstand heavy impact.

The hammer has a light yet sturdy fibreglass handle with a TPR OX grip that feels comfortable in the hand and provides an excellent grip.

The hammer feels well balanced and comfortable to use. This is a great medium weight club hammer that is perfect for medium-duty jobs.

Roughneck Club Hammer 3lb F/glass Handle

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  • Hardened and tempered forged alloy steel head
  • Solid core fibreglass handle
  • Double injected TPR soft-grip handle
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Roughneck Club Hammer 3lb F/glass Handle Review

The Roughneck ROU65608 Club Hammer has a 3lb head made from hardened and tempered drop forged alloy steel, a fibreglass handle and a comfortable double injected TPR soft-grip.

This club hammer feels weighty and solid in the hand but it also not so heavy that it is difficult to use. The well-engineered head has 45 degree chamfered precision milled faces. The 255 mm handle is made from fibreglass which gives strength but also reduces weight and lessens vibrations. The soft-grip handle feels comfortable and grippy even when wet.

This is a great robust mid-weight lump hammer that is comfortable to use.

Silverline HA62 Hickory Lump Hammer 4 lb

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  • Forged steel head
  • Hickory shaft
  • Good weight
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Silverline HA62 Hickory Lump Hammer 4 lb Review

This Silverline HA62 Hickory Lump Hammer has a good weight, a light yet durable hickory shaft and feels comfortable to use.

This classic lump hammer has a forged steel powder-coated head that is durable and robust enough for smashing most things to pieces! It has precision-ground striking faces to ensure it can handle a lot of impact.

The hickory shaft is smooth and comfortable to hold and absorbs shock well.

The hammer comes with a lifetime guarantee but yet at a very reasonable price.

Draper Tools Builders Kit with FSC Certified Hickory Handle-3 Pieces

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  • Tempered hardened head
  • Hickory handle
  • 3-piece set
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Draper Tools Builders Kit with FSC Certified Hickory Handle-3 Pieces Review

The Draper Tools 26120 Builders Kit is a great choice if you need a set of tools for a DIY project such as building a wall or laying a patio.

This complete kit comes with a 2.2 lb club hammer, a 75mm bolster and a 25mm cold chisel.

The club hammer has a tempered, hardened, ground and polished head. It also features a good quality hickory handle that is FSC approved.  The hammer feels well balanced and is comfortable to use. The other tools are of good quality and make jobs such as cutting paving slabs or bricks easier.

This is a nice set of tools perfect for many building and landscaping tasks.

Lump Hammers Buyer’s Guide

Construction material

The best lump hammers ( also known as club hammers) have forged steel heads (like the Silverline HA62 Hickory Lump Hammer) and hardened striking faces (like the Roughneck Club Hammer ) for withstanding heavy impacts, both extremely important features for heavy-duty work.

Usage

Lump hammers are useful for a wide range of heavy duty tasks, They can be used for demolition work, cutting paving or bricks, removing tiles, hammering in masonry nails or forcing in ground spikes as well as a wide range of DIY jobs, including landscaping, building and household tasks.

They are often used with cold chisels and bolsters when cutting slabs or removing tiles.

Weight

Lump hammers come in a range of weights. Choose one according to the main job it is being used for. For heavy jobs, such as knocking down a wall or breaking up material for hardcore, choose the heaviest hammer you feel comfortable with. For more lightweight jobs, such as removing old tiles or driving in stakes a smaller lump hammer may suit you better.

Handle

Club hammers usually come with either a hickory or fibreglass handle.

Wooden handles absorb shock pretty well as they are naturally flexible. As long as you look after your wooden handle by cleaning it after use, oiling it regularly and never leaving it out in the rain, it should last for many years. Hickory is often used because it is particularly strong, as well as being flexible. This allows it to take heavy blows without splitting or cracking. In addition, wooden handles are comfortable to use in intense heat or cold as they handle extremes of temperature well and also offer a good grip.

Fibreglass handles are strong, lightweight and moisture resistant. A fibreglass handle like the OX Club Hammer  handle absorbs shocks well, making it comfortable to use. In addition, fibreglass is moisture resistant and won’t rot if it gets wet. Fibreglass handles are also resistant to oil and most solvents.

Whichever type of handle you choose, ensure it feels comfortable to use.

Grip

In addition to the handle, some club hammers also have a vinyl or rubberised covering. This helps reduce impact and absorb vibration. In addition, a soft grip makes the handle extra comfortable to hold for long periods and also maintains a reasonable temperature.