After reviewing the Stiletto Titanium Retrofit Hammer and the Stiletto Fiberglass Handled Hammer, new models always pique our interest. This week, Milwaukee Tool announced the new Stiletto TiBone 3 titanium hammer.
Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer Details
As far as we can tell, the only differences are the new anti-rotation face and a redesigned magnetic peg set. The new Stiletto TiBone 3 hammer face should prevent removable milled or smooth faces from shifting or loosening. The new nail set includes a stronger magnet to hold nails in place more firmly than before. Stiletto wants you to be able to actually hammer in a nail without worrying about the nail falling out of the dent.
Like the TiBone 2, the new Stilleto TiBone 3 titanium hammer features a durable overmold that provides grip while reducing vibration. Milwaukee Tool is currently only offering new models with curved handle designs.
The TiBone 3 hammer features titanium construction for low recoil and lighter weight than comparable steel hammers. In fact, these hammers weigh 45 percent less than steel hammers and deliver the same impact as a 28-ounce framing machine.
The new Stiletto Curved Handle TiBone 3 Titanium Hammers are available in milled and smooth surfaces from select dealers.
NOTE: Check out our article on why titanium hammers may be healthier
what to expect
We think these new Stiletto frames solve some of the issues that plagued the TiBone 2. The design suggests that the pegs should be more securely attached to the magnetic mount, the grip should be maintained for a long time, and the clubface should not loosen itself prematurely. All of these are excellent improvements. If you think framing hammers are too expensive – you probably haven't used Stiletto's titanium hammers. These may not be for the casual user, but once you've been wielding a titanium hammer day in and day out, it's hard to go back to steel.
Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer Quick Specs
- Model: TB3MC (milling) or TB3SC (smooth)
- Handle Material: Titanium
- Head Material: Steel
- Handle: Curved
- side nailer
- rubber grip
- magnetic nail set
- MSRP: $219-259
about the author
Clint De Boer
When he's not playing with the latest power tool, Clint DeBoer enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader—especially the Bible. He loves Jesus, has a degree in recording engineering, and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.
Clint's career spans nearly the entire spectrum of audio and video production. After graduating top of his class with an Associate Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working in 1994 at the renowned Soundelux Studios, one of the largest post-production houses specializing in feature film and television audio. Clint has worked on countless feature films, honing his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the ever-expanding field of video editing as a senior AVID video editor for three years.
Clint DeBoer has worked extensively with clients including Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, as well as film and video editing, color correction and digital video and MPEG compression. He also holds several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video) and is ISF Level II certified.
After founding the publishing company CD Media, Inc. in 1996, he went on to help launch or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (where he was editor-in-chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews, followed by OPE Reviews in 2017 with a focus on landscape and outdoor power equipment. He also leads the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes innovative tools and accessories across industries.
The success of what is now the industry's largest power tool review is a credit to God and his wonderful staff, and Clint DeBoer hopes to see the company continue to grow as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews rigorously reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help users stay abreast of the best and newest products in the industry. Targeting everyone from construction industry professionals and tradespeople to serious DIYers, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and learn which tools and products can help them stay ahead of their game .