In 1983, Hart Tool Co., Inc. launched in Los Angeles, CA with a product line consisting solely of framing hammers. The original HART® hammer line was created for framers, by framers. From the beginning, the HART brand has set itself apart from the competition by providing unique combinations of head and arm shapes, saving center line balance.
The HART brand experienced immense success in its early years with the California Special™ framing hammer and the Woody® all- trades hammer. In 1989, the California Special hammer became known as the ultimate framer’s hammer, featuring a double-barrel wedge to hold the head securely to the handle. The California Special hammer also featured an extra-long, curved axe handle grip for comfort and durability. In 1997, Hart Tool Co., Inc., launched the revolutionary Woody all-trades hammer which featured a Top Nail Pull and a unique split handle design to offer overstrike protection on the handle.
The focus for the HART brand has always been delivering innovative features on hammers, including exceptional weight balance ratio, polished hammer heads, a progressive angled face design, a side nail pull, and an aesthetically pleasing, futuristic design.
With superior performance and innovative Signature Features, you can be assured that Nothing Hits Harder™ than a HART tool.