Hammer with Collated Nail Dispenser - Michael Young patent pending

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michaelyoung4190 : Thanks all for checking out my video! Didn’t actually intend for this to be viewed by more than a few people, I sent it as an unlisted link to a potential buyer. (So basically, excuse how long and boring it is) -- I spent 6 years trying to get this to work! When I finally got it to what I felt was a manufacturable and durable form, I got a provisional patent (paid a lawyer $1200 to walk me through writing it myself) and then I sent it to all the major tool companies in the US. There was major interest from two of the big ones, I got a big offer to purchase the IP from one, but then the person I was working with left the company right before signing, their department was purchased and downsized, and after a year of slow discussion they retracted their offer. A provisional patent gives you 1 year to show an idea essentially before you need to pay for a whole patent, around 13k (not including international). At the end of the year I decided I didn't want to invest the 13k or 6k (estimate) to make a metal prototype and really try for it all over again. I’m a race car and product designer by trade, so I am in the practice of creating new things and letting many of them go : ) Maybe this will come back given its recent popularity, but the video has only existed in my portfolio up until now. Here’s to more ideas and future inventions for us all! My portfolio: www.coroflot.com/michaelyoung

Pheonix2022 : Seems like mostly positive comments but I have to ask the people who don't see a use for this: Why would I, as someone who works in construction, buy a hammer that couldn't do this once it's released? As long as it proves to be durable and easy to operate its just a hammer with an added useful feature. Obviously it isn't a nail gun...but neither is your current hammer...so those comments are pointless. Hope to see more as R&D continues.

azmtkdzv : Man you should've tried kickstarter

Xean Thomas : China is going to steal this idea and sell it 10 dollars cheaper.

JamesJamesly : I've been a carpenter my whole life and I love this idea. The only problem I have with it is that the nails that come in a collated pack are much softer and bend way easier than a "hand banger". Driving a single pneumatic nail into a harder-than-average piece of wood will simply not work in most conditions. I think if there is a way to address this issue then I see this hammer becoming standard on framing crews. However I think the nature of pneumatic nail guns demands that the nails be supple to resist jamming. I'm certainly no engineer and would appreciate other opinions on the subject. I am happy to finally see some innovation in the construction field! Excellent work!

master caution : Cool video dude. I think that hammer is super cool. People love to criticize. I'm sure if you're smart enough to create this, you don't need to be told that that your invention isn't going to replace hammers, nail guns, and sliced bread. Keep creating and if this helps one person out then that's great. If it helps a 1000 people out, then maybe you can keep creating even better stuff. If it helps 1,000,000 people out then you can say I told you so, but that's not really as important. Edit: Also it could be even more useful in other fields. I've done some shoe making for example. At different points you have to hammer tacks through leather into a wooden or plastic foot form. While doing this you have to hold the leather tight with pliers. This means you wish you had a third hand to hold the tack. Obviously most shoes are made by machines and these days just glued together, but the point is people lack imagination. Just because they built a bird house once without this doesn't mean nobody on Earth should have the opportunity to give this a try. Lots of inventions are discovered when somebody was trying to make something else entirely!

Michael Crumpton : That looks like a really well thought out design. I feel your pain. I spent 7 years developing a corrugated plastic folding kayak and tried shopping it around to traditional skin and frame folding kayak companies like Folbot. None of them could see the value, and were afraid it would cheapen their brand. In preparation for manufacturing the boat myself I got a provisional patent and finally spent $10k getting a patent attorney to apply for a full patent, only to find that the guys behind the Oru kayak submitted and received their patent 2 months earlier. I could've redesigned the kayak to circumvent the patent conflict, but I was too demoralized. BTW Folbot is out of business.

kyoko703 : I can't believe I just sat through the whole video. :-D I am not in the construction business but still found your video fascinating.

GrandMental : This would be great for people who don't own a nail gun and compressor. Or don't feel comfortable using one. Very cool, I would by this for every friend I have!

kezzaman : Damn Tom Cruise gets younger by the day

Dave Dupree : I've been a carpenter for 40 years. That is an extremely cool invention...I'm going to compliment you first on your ingenuity...and offer my take on the device. Modern nail guns (Hitachi, Dewalt, etc.) are exceptionally efficient at speed driving 99% of all framing nails so much better than hand driving nails, that there is not a single professional that would use that hammer for more than an hour. Quality nail guns can deliver and set repeated nails to a proper depth...through knots, harder grain, at angles, in a blink of an eye...than any (hand-held) hammer ever has been able to. I remember hand framing. Most carpenters, as you said, still carry a hammer in their belt...but they do, because it's a bludgeon to move a tight block into place, drive a stud over, push a header into place, drive a plate down flat, force a brace over, or a number of other similarly related things. On the odd moment, we drive a specific toe-nail to move or pin a piece of lumber...sometimes with 8P nails, or other spikes to toe something over into place. Hand held hammers are in our tool belts to whack something HARD...or do something extremely finessed with a nail. I don't think that fits either bill, because it won't save me from pulling the appropriate nail from my bag to do something very specific nail, and a very specific placement...something that tool cannot do. Pneumatic nails guns are what we use day in and day out, our hammers are usually there for us to beat something into place these days, in general. I like the innovation though, it's ingenious, and something 35 years ago might have been cool...but the again, it uses collated nail gun nails...and they weren't available (much) 35 years ago either! Nevertheless, cool device....Cheers!

Nathan Austen : My new goal in life is to figure out how to build a time machine, to go back in time, and invent this... that is how good it is.

theShOcKeR1989 : Tactical hammer, not California compliant...

[M][A]{G}[E] {C}[A]{G}[E] : Love the idea, beautiful engineering, would really like to own one of these and try it out. However, I will break this thing. Any framer or even any handyman, any person who uses a hammer and nails for a living will destroy this hammer. Please prove me wrong. I would love to see a crew of framers equipped with your hammer destroy another crew with manual hammers custom building walls, please. Honestly, I really do enjoy seeing these designs come out, but seriously, I WILL BREAK THIS TOY

NTH THN : Very cool engineering actually! :O

Miguel Medina : you are a wonderful inventor keep up the good work

jdq88xxx : Kickstarter ASAP... please

James Atkinson : Builder in Australia here: Love it! I think it definitely has a market, I'll be buying one for sure.

Jason Wydra : dont need it, but i"ll buy one! :D

Jordan Bergmann : You know they make these nifty tools called nail guns right? 90% of the time if you cant use a nail gun for it it is because its an application that requires actual 16 penny sinkers like for example nailing roof trusses. Soooo that thing is pointless unless you can load 16 penny sinkers in it.

Scott M : Think of all the thumbs this will save!

rowgler1 : I've been a carpenter for 30 years and I think this is a brilliant invention. When I tack the corner of a sheet of plywood to square it up, I often tear a nail off the collated. Your on a roof for hours, the less weight in the tool belt the better. Main tool is the air nailer. Don't always have an assortment of loose nails and sometimes you wish you had three hands because when its high up on an angle its nice to hold on to something. I have a collection of innovative hammers, my favorite is a fiberglass handle dogyu (Japanese brand). Would like to get one of yours also.

Troy Brumley : Genius. Great job.

Matt Easom II : This looks really good. Very well done! My JCB framing hammer had a magnetic top to hold single nails in place to allow one handed setting of the nail but I find myself rarely using this feature. Setting the nail with a second hand is so much more accurate than using the magnet but i guess it's just practice. Maybe throw a laser sight on it 😅

CarPartsAreMoreImportanter : Also. Another idea. Make this to use standard roofing nails. If you've ever done a roof you'd know how difficult it is to feed your hammer leading to mistakes and accidents.

BrianMChampion : If I had a hammer with collated nail dispenser, I'd hammer in the morning; I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land.

Brikkwall : Well this is obviously not going to be in the tool kit of just any carpenter. We're still struggling to make a normal hammer that lasts longer than Charlie Sheen's sobriety. But I see a lot of potential for specialist crews where the conditions are odd.

MineStrongth : Ok, so pros prolly won't really need or want this, but there are plenty of DIYers who would certainly buy one. I'm curious to see how it would hold up under actual stresses. Would the nail strips stay together and in proper place? And someone else mentioned the lower stiffness of such nails possibly being an issue. Great idea, hope it works out for ya.

Derrick Balliln : Great job. As a contractor, I can see this making a lot of money

Miguel Medina : china is probably stealing your idea and a month they will be selling cheap knockoffs

Rich Jones : This guy is a treasure.

0451 Shodan : Problem doesn't exist springs to mind but whatever

Jesse Szweda : This is really fucking great. I've watched my stepdad roof quite a few times and those nailguns are heavy as hell.

Pierce Mccall : I love the concept. I am seeing titanium fitting. thats $$. then a more complex wooden handle, $. if a regular Ti hammer (cast or forged) runs 80 bucks I hate to think how much the finished product might cost. that one Ti part (depending how complex) could run into the hundreds just by itself.

NTH THN : This is cool as hell! Hope it's affordable when it's sold ;3

Servus : Great idea! I hope you make a profit.

wolfdenden : We owned a similiar one years ago where you loaded a bunch of nails into an opening on the bottom of the handle and worked the same way. It was a great Hammer.

stang7043 : Shut up and take my money!!!

Faggerest : I'm sorry, but most framers would just use an air compressor connected to a nail gun. But it's a cool invention tho.

Cody : Call Dewalt right now. License this to them for like 10% of each one sold. Make millions.

RC Plumbing : Take my money now!!!! You flipping genius. Love this already. Well done

Dudes of Culture : Hope I get to use this in zombie games

Joe A. : This is amazing!

Andrew Tat : I am interested, where can I buy or order it ?

Makhoe van der Vlugt : Looks great. Best of luck.

Samy Kamkar : Very cool!

John K : I'd like to see a pro drive 20 nail with this device. It looks good on face (I understand the finished product would be metal) but I have to wonder about the reliability of the feed mechanism and how easily it can be damaged by mis striking a nail.

Alexanderh86 : I'd buy one of those.

jim mitchell : 20 years to late. No one uses a framing hammer anymore. electric or pneumatic now. But great work.

Chris Klein : Very neat! However, my two biggest concerns are safety and accuracy. Safety: You set the hammer down a little too hard without safety off and it advances the next nail, someone picks it up and accidentally puts a nail in something they wish they hadn't. Accuracy: I pretty much have to use a regular hammer or a nail gun when accuracy counts because I would not be confident using that hammer if I needed a more carefully placed nail. I think it's a very cool invention, but your engineering know-how could use a little design finesse.