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Offline echen1024

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Good names for hammers...
« on: November 17, 2013, 01:50:56 pm »
Well, after the Widlerizer, I decided to find some more good names for hammers. My favorite so far is probably dr.diesel's "High Speed Linear Adjustment Device?"

Any more you guys can think of?
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 02:14:33 pm »
Percussive maintenance instrument?
http://www.garrettbaldwin.com/

Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 02:19:04 pm »
Percussive maintenance instrument?

On that note, "drum stick"?
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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 02:22:24 pm »
Gentle Persuasion.

there is no limit as to how soft you can hit, but a definite upper limit.
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 02:23:49 pm »
Any particular theme?

For example...
iSmash for Apple fans.
Mjölnir if you're a Thor fan.
"The Judge" has a rather permanent sense about it.
Maxwell's Silver Hammer (Beatles song, from Abbey Road album).
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 02:28:53 pm »
Mjölnir if you're a Thor fan.
Since Asgard is so over the top...  I really prefer antagonists who are low key.   :-+ :-+
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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 02:48:20 pm »
In the construction business around here larger ones are referred to as "motivators".
 
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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 03:15:14 pm »
Concussive Therapist
"This is a one line proof...if we start sufficiently far to the left."
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 03:17:32 pm »
Hammeroid
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 03:22:20 pm »
"motivators" sounds good...
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 03:25:24 pm »
I worked in a warranty service shop where they called it a "Sansui Alignment Tool".

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 03:28:21 pm »
A friend of mine refers to hammers, especially anything greater than 2lb as "Swing presses"> :D
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 03:53:24 pm »
  "knockometer"
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 04:47:13 pm »
Generally "fucking hammer" as in: "Where did I leave my fucking hammer?!"
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2013, 04:52:07 pm »
Dufalator
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BFH
I didn't take it apart.
I turned it on.

The only stupid question is, well, most of them...

Save a fuse...Blow an electrician.
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 06:48:41 pm »
My Dad used to refer to the hammer as an "American Screwdriver", my US colleagues feel free to return the favour!  ;)
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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 06:51:27 pm »
i do have a plain solid steel bar about 400mm long and 30mm diameter

Its called "the descision maker" if i see something i am trying to decide if i should keep or send something to landfill or recycling one swoop of the descision maker decides for me!
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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2013, 10:08:04 pm »
I refer to it as a fine adjustment device
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe. - Albert Einstein
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2013, 10:18:25 pm »
Universal adjuster tool. Equaliser.I have heard them referred to as an Irish screwdriver and A Scottish chisel, or Scottish spanner.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 01:01:55 am by G7PSK »
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 12:39:20 am »
Hammer HD
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 12:46:12 am »
Universal fitment device.

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2013, 12:59:29 am »
russian diy repair for things still under warranty. doenst work? here is it swing on it 2 times and it will be just as good as new
 

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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2013, 01:17:57 am »
My hammer's have always been called "heavy Harry" taken from my metal work teacher at college, Mr Neale (Sarge). He served for the Australian army as an engineer in the Vietnam war. He had some stories to tell.
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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2013, 02:20:52 am »
My favorite in this thread so far has to be Gentle Persuasion. That is a hilarious name for a hammer, and I think I will adopt it. My usual hammer nickname is BFH, which I also rather like, but I have definitely had more occasions for some Gentle Persuasion than for a BFH.
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Re: Good names for hammers...
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2013, 02:44:59 am »
Exactly. Who was it that fixed a Keithley 2015 with a hammer?
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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