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    Which hammers do you recommend for tent pegs.
    I see there are some fancy hammers available - are they worth while.

    The Thor Deadblow 3lb hammer sells for R349!
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    The good old-fashioned hard rubber head hammers work fine for me. When using 18 or 20mm rebar pegs into hard ground like the Tankwa, I use a three pound hammer.
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    Many like the rubber mallets, like above. I prefer the 3 pound steel hammer. It's also smaller than the mallet for packing purposes, and is useful to have in your toolbox (#1 LR tool )
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
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    Find the steel shaft ones twist in your hand.
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    Has some kind of Inertia center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Which hammers do you recommend for tent pegs.
    I see there are some fancy hammers available - are they worth while.

    The Thor Deadblow 3lb hammer sells for R349!
    That is a good price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    Many like the rubber mallets, like above. I prefer the 3 pound steel hammer. It's also smaller than the mallet for packing purposes, and is useful to have in your toolbox (#1 LR tool )
    I use a copper head hammer the best for 20yrs now

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    If the ground's that hard, use a 150mm long X <peg dia concrete drill in your battery drilling machine.
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    Sometimes I've experienced more difficulty getting the pegs out than in! What do you do when the pegs just do not want to budge on pulling them out? In these cases I end up pulling them out with pliers with a twisting motion
    The plastic pegs especially can be really tough in sticky clay type soil. The last time I had this issue we had to run a big flat screwdriver down the sides of the peg to 'let go' of the soil
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    I normally use the big L shaped pegs to pull out stubborn ones.
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    Dead blow hammer is R170 at Adendorfs

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    A dead blow hammer will be better than the rubber mallet, which bounces back from a hard surface, which is why I don't like the rubber mallets. It will also not slip as easily off the pegs than the metal 3 pound hammer which I've used to date.

    Maybe I'll swop to the dead blow hammer as well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LenArtman View Post
    Find the steel shaft ones twist in your hand.
    Bought a
    MASTERCRAFT 60MM Dead blow Hammer

    Never looked back.
    Has some kind of Inertia center.
    Find fellow campers coming to loan mine all the time.
    Agree 100%. Got mine in bright orange from campworld so easy to see!
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    If you are on really hard ground and know getting the
    pegs out will be a problem then when you start packing up walk around with a 2l bottle of water and pour a good glug onto each peg. By the time you are almost done pulling the pegs is much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LenArtman View Post
    Find the steel shaft ones twist in your hand.
    Bought a
    MASTERCRAFT 60MM Dead blow Hammer

    Never looked back.
    Has some kind of Inertia center.
    Find fellow campers coming to loan mine all the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Agree 100%. Got mine in bright orange from campworld so easy to see!
    Also got the same hammer just a cheaper version of the Mastercraft one

    For paved stands I use thicker pegs and a claw hammer.

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    I use one of these. Aluminium, very effective.

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    The heavier the hammer the easier the job.
    Forget about rubber, plastic etc.
    Get a small sledge hammer type head, cheapest from Agri.
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    I have tried a rubber mallet and a deadblow hammer but did not like either.

    I now use a 1.1kg sledge hammer.

    For extraction I made up a puller using 10mm square bar with a chain link welded on the end.
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    That puller looks excellent - better than commercially available items!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    A dead blow hammer will be better than the rubber mallet, which bounces back from a hard surface, which is why I don't like the rubber mallets. It will also not slip as easily off the pegs than the metal 3 pound hammer which I've used to date.

    Maybe I'll swop to the dead blow hammer as well....
    Very true,I found rubber hammers tend to bend my cheap tent pegs in hard soil,but using a proper hammer it drives the peg in first time with no bending.
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