Point taken about my terminology. I've used that hammer a lot over the last several years, and depreciation could be taken into account. I actually have another 52 ounce dead blow hammer, and it is a Stanley. It's still going strong. I looked up Stanley's replacement policy:
If any Stanley Mechanics Tool ever fails, Stanley will replace it. Tools covered by the warranty include: wrenches, sockets, ratchets and drive accessories. Tools which have been improperly used, abused or altered are not covered under policy.
Do not return the product to the store. Simply call 800-505-4648 (M-F, 8-5 EST) and Stanley will ship a replacement.
Hammers aren't mentioned in the warranty, so I'm not sure it qualifies.
But I hold to my opinion that if I had bought the item at Sears, I'd have a new replacement hammer right now....
Originally Posted by clutch