Wiha Electrician's Hammer
The Wiha Electrician's Hammer combines a square and round head shape to allow the user to work in confined spaces.
The flat, straight claws on the head are able to quickly and easily remove nail clamps from difficult to reach spots .
The ergonomic non-slip handle ensures a secure hold when striking and fits perfectly into the hand. Wiha Electrician's Hammer also features balanced weight distribution for improved handling and striking.
- Drop-Forged Steel Head
- Plastic Soft-Grip Handle
- 23.5mm Checker Face
- 300g Hammer Head
Number reviews: 33
Overal rating: 5
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by SmartPipe Plumbing Services10th August 2022
Great hammer, it’s gone straight in to my install back. As a plumber I highly recommend this for plumbing. It is a lightweight hammer with to great features.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by AAJ Electrical Solutions19th July 2022
This is a wicked little hammer, removing and installing cable clips is a dream, it is proper sturdy whilst being lightweight and short, perfect for and small task, I really can't think of any downsides.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by C and O electrical13th February 2022
Great hammer for electricians. For clipping in hard to reach areas. And removal of clips with a good amount of leverage. Comfortable grip. And also a great hammer for fitting in smaller tool bags
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by MT Electrical7th February 2022
Had this for a few month now and Im impressed with it. With the design of claw it makes it much easier to remove clips especially from awkward areas. My only gripe is that is a bit on the light side
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by SC Electrics5th February 2022
Never thought I would be writing a review for a hammer, my philosophy was to buy cheap as they all do the same thing, how wrong I was.
I liked the idea of the flat heat to allow easy access in tight spaces, which comes in handy. The grip is comfortable enough to use for long periods with a weight that is perfect for clipping and everything you need it to do.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Hodgson Electrical1st February 2022
The perfect hammer for electricians. not too heavy for a start. you can get into tight areas for clipping, its perfect toolbox sized. Weighted perfectly. Ive always used a stander bigger claw hammer but Id never go back now.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Csp Elec5th October 2021
Good quality decent hammer from Wiha. Nice and light weight but still packs a punch. With the flat top you can get right up to edges.
Balance is just right on it.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Martyn Smith4th October 2021
I thought that an electricians hammer was a bit of a gimmick and that this would be just another hammer. But having used this hammer I can't believe How's great it is. Its lightweight but the square head makes hammering cable clips in easier. Overall a great product
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by C Tweed Electrical16th September 2021
Recently bought this. Did not realise that I needed it until I started using it. Clipping some phone cable today, and the shape of the hammer head came into its own.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Lee Butterworth29th June 2021
Recently bought the Wiha electricians hammer what a game changer easy to handle and very accurate
Particularly like the face on the base of the shaft which is great for drifting in the real plugs
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by D. H. Electrical8th June 2021
Quality hammer. Have had this now for several months and have to say it’s my favourite hammer I’ve ever had and I’ve had a few over the years. Really nice weighted head and it’s nice and light to carry. Perfect for a sparks!
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Telecoms8th June 2021
Great little clipping hammer I used to use a small wooden handled hammer however this is an excellent upgrade very much worth the cost. Highly recommend.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by TK Electrical10th May 2021
Great hammer, have had the mick taken out of me for my “toffee hammer” but who cares. Great for clipping and is small enough to fit on the side of my tool bag. Great length to space out clips as-well.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Keith Dawson Property3rd May 2021
Innovative designed hammer aimed at electricians. Comfortable to use and small enough to get in to tight spaces. Standard brilliant wiha build quality
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Marwick’s Electrical16th March 2021
Great for what I need it for but maybe a little light for me. Can't fault it it hammers in and pulls things out too. The flat edge on the head means you can get clips easier in tight corners and the flat toes also mean you can pull out clips and nails closer to objects than you can with curved toes. Seems a reasonable price when you compare it to an Estwing.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by D R Bell Plumbing and Gas16th March 2021
Good hammer for electrical work that is well balanced and good for confined spaces. However I got it through the Wiha Pro Club but otherwise I wouldn't have paid full price for it.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Mizar Southwest Ltd16th March 2021
This hammer is the perfect weight and balance to be clipping, not too heavy not too light. You wouldn't use this to strike a bolster but clips it's perfect. Flat fork at the rear is perfect for protecting the cable if you need to remove a clip. Perfect hammer for the price.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Keynston Services16th March 2021
Nicely made, it feels good in the hand, claws set at a good angle for dealing with cable clips. Good grip on the handle. Lightweight but a handy size - a good all round product.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Cec11th February 2021
Great hammer, nice and light and weight is evenly balanced so great to use. Nice cushioned feel to it and easy to fit in any tool bag would recommend to any electrician as it’s perfect for clips and getting in tight spaces if needed
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Hrh5th February 2021
Best hammer I have used so far. It’s small and weights literally nothing. Ideal for clipping in tight spaces and is good for the tool bag as it’s light. Good product
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Around To15th December 2020
Good quality, comfortable and well balanced.
Very easy to use and fits in tight spaces well.
A great affiliation to the collection.
Just need the larger one next.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by M. Cox Electrical10th October 2020
What can I say, I love it.
Light in the hand and easily smash’s the s””t out of everything I need it to as an electrician.
Small enough to fit in my bag and big enough to use.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Wells Electrical26th September 2020
Makes clipping cables a lot easier than using a larger hammer. Can get closer to a flat surface with the flat top. Rubber grip is also very comfortable and goes all the way to the head.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Neville Carvill electrics24th September 2020
Just got my new Wiha electricians hammer last week, tried of carrying around a heavy claw hammer all the time, I now have a well build well balanced light weight hammer that even looks goo and is value for money
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Lc Fisher Electrical Services2nd June 2020
It feels and looks great , well balanced & sturdy its not as heavy as a standard hammer which in turn means it get used more & more I like the fact it has a long head , its fantastic for clippingfor what it is its fab
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by DW Electrics29th May 2020
Its quite possibly the best quality hammer ive ever had, ive been used to shorten wooden handled hammers for clipping for years, this is well made and perfectly weighted Excellent grip on the handle for starters, but for cable clipping the head makes it easy to use in a variety of situations Not too much to write here, head design is spot on, the overall size is perfect, and the grip and the weight when in your hand are all excellent features, i know its just a hammer but its good Maybe a little pricey for a hammer, but as with most quality items i expect to pay more for quality, and im happy with the quality for the money
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by SJM Electrical Solutions Ltd7th May 2020
Small and compact!Not too bulky, handle goes all the way up, use it any way you like, it's a hammer!Best feature is it's small and compact size, great for the electrician who carrys loads of tools. The handle goes all the way up which is a really nice touch. The claws are straight so it can get right into those corners, unlike the common ones you see in the shopsWell worth the investment. A hammer that wont need replacing
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by AJPElectrical Services6th May 2020
The hammer feels high quality the minute you pick it up, very well balancedDoes what a hammer is supposed to doParticularly like the flattened head enabling you to get close to edgesCant remember how much I paid for it!!! So must of been relatively reasonable to have forgotten the price!!!
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Spud the Sparky6th May 2020
It feels very sturdy however I think if you used it for the wrong task the handle could get damaged.Very easy to use makes clipping cables along a wall a dream because of the chamfered hammer head.I think if it was slightly heavier then you could use it for more than just clipping.I think its a good priced hammer but if you could make it heavier then you could charge more.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Rpp electrical1st May 2020
It’s just a great all-round hammer great for clipping cables and even using the fork end to chop out all swing chasing love the grip goes all the way to the head of the hammer fully insulated great weight looks great works greatIt’s just a perfect wait for clipping and other uses for using the hammer not too heavy so doesn’t ache your armThe grip fully insulated all the way to the head that is a great feature for an electricianI think it’s great value for money I think I paid £25 for it over a year ago and still going strong well worth the money
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by RTA Systems ltd1st May 2020
The weight, feel and balance of the hammer feels perfect in the hand.The shape of the head allows you to get in to tight places without damaging the surrounding area, which is a god send when clipping cables in cornersEvery part of the hammer has been designed and built with all the different aspects an electrician would need. I can’t think of any hammer I’ve used that comes close to this hammer.It’s worth every penny in my eyes. So much so I have 2, 1 for each tool bag.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by DH Electrical1st May 2020
In 32 years and God knows how many hammers I've found a perfectly balanced and well engineered hammerwell balanced and lightBest hammer I've brought in 30 yearsagain, its well engineered and balanced.
Review for Wiha Electrician's Hammer by Ledda Electrical Contractors Ltd1st May 2020
It’s really comfortable to hold and has a solid build. Also a good weightJust the right weight and the flat top allows to clip cables in hard to reach placesThe flat Top is the star of the show. Makes life a lot easierGood price compared to other brand
Number video reviews: 1
Brace yourself, it's JakesMakes. Today, I'm here in association with Tool Talk TV. Tool Talk TV is a great YouTube channel where you can find the latest reviews for tools by tradesmen and industry professionals. And today they've sent me the Wiha hammer. Well, the Wiha Electricians hammer. Decent. Okay, well, let's get it open and let's see what the first impressions are. Use safety goggles. Okay. So my initial thoughts are this seems pretty light, actually. I think it's definitely lighter than the hammer I'm currently using. Interesting.
Lucky for me on the back of the pocket, there's some useful instructions.
Increases your efficiency. Perfect balance thanks to the optimal weight distribution for effective handling. So it's about there. You think you've got... Yeah, all of this weighs the same as that. Does that matter, though? Does it really... When you're looking for a hammer, do you go, "Oh, I want one that's perfectly balanced." I've never once thought, "I need a well-balanced hammer." But, hey, what do I know? I'm not a hammer expert. Increases the quality of your work. The flat surface on the hammer handle ensures cables and dowels are fitted into the position without causing any damage.
So basically what it's saying is you can hammer in raw plugs or wooden dowels into a surface using the soft base of the hammer without causing any damage. In the terms of raw plugs, I've never once hit a wall plug into a plaster board or a plastered wall with such force that I've damaged it. As tradesmen, we're very accurate with our tools in the amount of power that we're giving to it, so... Because most of us have been doing this thing for years. So, I've never once gone, bang, into the plasterboard hitting a raw plug in and gone, "Oh, damn it, I've gone a bit too hard on that one." And left a hammer sized hole in the plasterboard. So once again, I don't massively see this as a strong point, but anyway, I go on. Simplifies your work. Flat claws allow you to remove nails and nail clamps easily. I think this calls for an experiment.
All right. So here we have two 10mm cable clips and I'm going to hammer them both into the wood. And then I'm going to use the Wiha hammer with the straightened flat claw to prize it off. And I'm also going to use my CK hammer with the traditional curved claw and see if there's any difference. So I think what I'm noticing is you don't have to pull it back too much to get the nail out. It seems like with the other hammer, I'm having to pull it back a lot further, whereas the Wiha hammer, you're only doing short small movement. Okay. So the next one. Improves access perfectly suited for use in confined working environments, thanks to the combination of a square and round head shape. Now this is going to be this hammer's most distinguishing feature, and that is the fact, look, the head isn't circular. In fact, the bottom part of it is circular as you'd expect with any other hammer, but at the top it's got corners. Corner a hammer. A hammer with corners. Oh my God.
I did think when I found out I was going to sent the Wiha hammer, what could be so different about this hammer? Why would Wiha go to the efforts of making a hammer when there's plenty of alternatives out there? And as far as I'm aware, I've never seen a hammer with corners in before. Now, this would be great. If you're in a confined space, you want to get a cable clip and you want to hammer it into the corner of the room. So I really like that design. And I think, that's definitely a big, big selling point. It's something different. You don't see it all the time. Now, one other thing that I wanted to check with this hammer is if it's insulated. The thing is, the packet has a little symbol at the bottom saying electrician perfect. But then underneath it says non-insulated. Now I'm just a bit confused about this because as many electricians will know a lot our tools are insulated to a thousand volts. So now it's got me thinking, well, is it insulated or not? How am I supposed to know this?
So there's only one way to find out, right? Oh yeah. Insulation resistance test. Cables. Right. So now I'm going to perform an installation resistance test on the metal part of the hammer and the insulated handle. Maybe we can make this a bit better. A bit more interesting. Let's put one clip on the claw and then one clip on my little finger. Oh God. Right, I've got to start it off 250 volts first. Okay. Nothing. Right. That's good. That's good. Come on, 500 volts. Nothing. Okay. 1000 volts. Okay, so insulation resistance test shows that it's insulated to a thousand volts. Now I'll be honest. I haven't got clue whether the 1000 volts that they test, all the screwdrivers and everything is different.
Maybe it's 1000 volts AC. The voltage on my Kewtech multifunction tester could only be DC... I don't know if that makes a difference. Not a clue. I just find it really weird that in the bottom right corner of the package, it says non-insulated. I mean, is it insulated or not? So next, I'm going to take the hammer out, I'm going to take it to jobs and see what it's like. My expectations, I think it will do good. I think think it's going to nail it.
My sincerest apologies to everyone that heard that. So I took the hammer to work and as you can see here, I'm ripping an old piece of conduit off the wall. It's done a pretty good job there. And this old back box. That flat edge of the hammerhead really coming into use there. As you can see here, I'm clipping in a cable clip into the mortar and the hammer's doing an all right job. I would like to point out though that on this job, the mortar was really soft. We did a job a couple of days after which I didn't record and the mortar was complete opposite and this hammer did struggle a little bit, just not having that additional weight really made it a bit hard to nail into the mortar.
And I made a slight mistake here and needed to pull a clip out and it's done it pretty easily. So, that's good. And I just want to point out that this hammer's great. Just like any other hammer for just making holes. If you need a hole in the ceiling or a wall and you need it fast, this is the type of thing that you want to be using. Nice hole. And we've got me just ripping more stuff off the wall. Doing the job well. Okay, so here we have the hammer being used to lift floorboards. And the issue here is because of the flat head, it's not getting enough leverage on that floorboard. So it's quite difficult. And then I'm just swapping to the curved head and you can just get so much more movement out of it, pushing more force on the board. So this hammer is also good at pulling nails out the wall. Great.
All right guys. So I've been using the Wiha Electricians hammer for the past week or so, and I've come to a conclusion. So the conclusion is it's an okay hammer. It's a nice, compact, small hammer. It struggled in some areas where I needed a hammer with a bit of weight, a bit of power, that I can smash bricks out of the way or pull up floorboards. I think one of the downsides about having a pretty flat top of the head is that the floorboards... You didn't get that leverage that you'd normally get with the floorboards with a curved head. So, there was downsides for that, but then an upside was, clawing at things and ripping them off the walls was really easy. Especially cable clips that had been put on by mistake and other things that you're just dismantling.
So I think it's got its pros and it's got its cons. At the end of the day, it's a small hammer. It's great if you're in a small confined space, you want something that's a bit more lightweight. You don't need it for the power. You don't need it to hit hard. So, it's definitely going to stick in my tool box and I'll use it from time to time. But essentially, a lot of my work is... I need something a bit heavier, a bit more durable. So that is it.
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Number questions: 1
Asked on 17th March 2021 by JAM Electrics
Just saw a post on the Estwing hammer. Why have Wiha made a hammer? What makes this specific for sparks? Don’t see wera , CK or knipex making one?
Answered on 17th March 2021 by Hrh
Hi mate, It’s lightweight which is ideal for clipping cables and it’s flat head makes it ideal for clipping in corners. It’s definitely not a demolition hammer but it’s weight means it can be used for long periods of time without ruining your arms.
Answered on 17th March 2021 by Wells Electrical
Angle of the nail remover is also smaller so you can remove nails and clips closer to walls. Rubber handle goes all the way to the head, so you can grip it anywhere.
Answered on 17th March 2021 by Neville Carvill electrics
It’s really quite lightweight to carry, you’re not needing to knock nails in all day so it’s great for clipping as you can get right into the corners or against a wall as it got a square top of the head. The claw is smaller than a normal claw hammers and can get in tight first time to remove clips. Definitely a great buy!!!
Answered on 17th March 2021 by Keynston Services
Insulated VDE, lightweight, hammer claws are very flat versus a standard ckaw hammer and designed to get under cable clips
Answered on 18th March 2021 by JAM Electrics
Thanks guys. Wasn’t expecting such solid responses to the question tbf. Just bought one, will report back in my review :)
Answered on 18th March 2021 by Mmoradeveloper