A framing hammer is a solid investment for anyone who's tackling his or her own framing project. This hammer has a sturdy steel head and a light wooden handle that helps you expend less energy during the endless nailing tasks of framing out a room. The hammer's head has a raised grid that lines up with the pattern on the head of a framing nail to ensure you hit your target every time without slipping. The only downside is that it leaves a pattern on the wood, which isn't a big deal for framing. But it means that you'll also need a finishing hammer with a smooth head for most other jobs.