Chad Rymph is a professional carpenter and has been for 32 years.
He’s a man who earns his livelihood using tools.
His life-long fascination with tools, especially hammers, began when he was just three years old.
“I’ve always loved longer framing hammers and Estwing’s solid construction. For years my go-to was the 22-ounce smooth-face framing hammer,” said Rymph.
“But a couple of years ago, I switched to the 15-ounce ultra-smooth face framing hammer, and I love it,” he said.
Among other favorites in this pro carpenter’s sizable tool collection are a 12-ounce hammer belonging to his son Rune and a 30-ounce milled-face framing hammer that belonged to his dad, all from the same tool maker.
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The Rockford, Illinois-based tool manufacturer making those hammers was first established in 1923 by Ernest Otto Estwing, with a goal to build what he called, “the finest hand tools the world has ever known.”