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

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!

theShOcKeR1989 : Tactical hammer, not California compliant...

azmtkdzv : Man you should've tried kickstarter

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.

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!

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

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!

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!

Garrett Ottaway : Like the set and seat concept

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.

Silvio Massaro : great work great idea well done

Mac Strange : Awesome idea and design!

jimi taylor : I love what you're doing man keep going you have a bright future ahead of you whenever I was younger me and my buddy had an idea similar to this and even made some prototypes keep going man

Darryl Doxtator : This hammer would be great for tacking in sheeting on a 12/12 roof then going back and nailing it off especially on a windy day when it's hard to handle a sheet of plywood in one hand and a nailer in the other or when you have to reach as you can only reach so far with a heavy nail gun all in all I'd buy one just to have on certain occasions. The only thing that would be an issue is nail strip are weaker and have to be hit perfect or they bend very easy so for someone inexperienced it could be a problem but for a pro not an issue. Great product.... I hope the head and button on the side are going to be titanium or they might not hold up.

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.

bmorefan5220 : Where does this stand? I think I know someone that could help make a titanium prototype for less than 6k. Certainly needs some durability testing to ensure all of the pieces can withstand constant hammering. If the product does what it seems to, this would be an easy product to launch.

Michael Dzwilewski : I'd recommend a Patton you have a really great idea here. I've done concreat my whol life and we still use wood foarms which need to be nailed togeather. I'd recommend makeing it useable with single nails stacked on top of each other. But it's ur invention and it's a pretty good one at that.

Richard Troell : Sweet invention ! ! ! ! !

dc42nr86 : Nice idea, hopefully you'll be able to price it right and still have good margins as it will be competing with framing guns

Ty Max : I would buy one in a heartbeat, it looks great for framing roof trusses or doing bracing, those places where time is of the essence and you cant grab a gun. 10/10 would purchase

Jesse McLaughlin : Been a framer 13 years and I like this. The fact that it can remain loaded and used as a regular hammer is important. Will it take the 2 3/8” nails also? If so that’s ideal.

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.

Isaac Oliver : I have made my living as a carpenter for over the last 20 years. I would buy this as long as the price came in under what a nail gun cost. I realize this dose not replace the nail gun, but is a great option for when your on a roof or in tight places.

TheCreep144 : For some reason, I get the feeling that the exact same product will be hitting stores overseas before too long and then after the dust settles it'll be released in the U.S. The guy who "left" the company probably became the CEO after pitching your idea as his own. In other words, you may have been Trumped by people who have the money to throw away on legal fees that you didn't. For your sake, I hope I'm wrong. Hindsight can really be a downer when one realizes that they missed the bus to the rich part of town. The whole system is corrupt in ways that only the rich can make useful.

jvaikun : Bloodborne 2 needs to have a trick weapon that's a warhammer-sized version of this.

Steady Shadow : Awesome zombie killing hammer.

Geeknificent : this is one of the most murican hammers ive ever seen. A semi-automatic hammer

essinem4130 : It's pretty obvious a LOT of thought and labor went into the design of this thing. Sorry to hear the deal you were working fell apart. Tool companies, especially as of late, seem to be pretty cut-throat and quick to re-brand or completely dissolve established tools as more and more companies merge into the 3-4 conglomerates. This hammer is really cool. As others have said, there is no way it would survive in the hands of a production framer who hand nails a lot, and as just a general purpose hammer I would be constantly worrying about damaging it by using it improperly as I do with my framing hammers. Was just busting up some concrete today to remove a rotten fence post and it was caked in sticky red clay and chunks of concrete. It's an all steel Estwing and man is it beat up. All that said, if this were a real thing with a titanium head and nice wood or carbon fiber (if you're going to go all out, might as well go over the top as well) I would probably buy one just to have a really awesome piece of engineering and conversation piece. It looks like it takes 28 or 30 Deg. clipped head or offset full round nails? I find the more generic brands (Grip-Rite mainly as that's what is available around here) have a tendency to bend quite easily even if you are striking the head square on, could be the offset head causing it, I can't say for certain. I have much better luck hammering in Paslode branded nails for whatever reason so if this thing would accept those it would certainly be a plus.

CafeClavosyPalos : Awesome idea!!! I like ONE!!! and if you make one blue, one red, maybe I will need more than one!!! this could be fashionable!!!! Coleccionable!!! it could be a very good gift! :)

Alexander Paulsen : I would definitely get final product in the hand of a carpenter on the job site and get some feedback. There are alot of small parts inside something that will be used and abused. And I think you mentioned it, but carpenters are not going to want to compromise anything.

Drog .NDTrax : For people worried about striking their fingers during nail setting, there are plenty of hammers with grooves that you can very quickly slide or place a nail in after grabbing it from your pouch. This is an interesting idea, but it won't actually add efficiency unless you are a complete novice. With minimal experience you quickly learn how to set nails with a conventional hammer without damaging your hand, and your other hand is only occupied during the initial set, which is perhaps the only possible advantage here, but again that can be more efficiently resolved with one of the grooved setting hammers (because you don't have to tediously replace the clips every minute or two). On top of this, it is always more accurate to hold the nail rather than setting it by driving it from the air, which is most fatal flaw with this design, and why nobody with any level of experience would use anything but their hand.

Andrew Andrus : I would love to be a field tester of that hammer... in boces and on the week ends I'd put it through hell which is a good way to see if it'll hold up or not and tests durability and functionality

matt campbell : Make themmm mann i neeeed this lmao. Stiletos are nice but limitedd to on nail at a timee If this could have the durability of a stileto( titanium), with this added function. That would sell faster than hot cakes my crew would take 5 in a heartbeat!

Mike Spille : Awesome invention, Michael!

Jim McHooten : I guess I don't see the point of this... I use a framing gun and if that didn't get the head set, I use a framing hammer to get it set. Don't really need an over priced hammer to hand drive collated nails that will drive through my framing gun 100+ times faster. Cool idea, but almost 70 years too late.

Dave Bona : Love this product, well thought out and executed. I would buy one.

kezzaman : Damn Tom Cruise gets younger by the day

Tony Kibbie : Interesting invention, but I have a question: How do you keep the hammer from fouling? I am a carpenter and know firsthand how dirty the average jobsite is. I see a lot of moving parts in your hammer with no easy acces to them,. You know that us nailbenders carry nail strips in our bags which are anything but clean inside. I picture myself working in the rain with your hammer as I insert sawdust and concrete dust-covered strips and have the hammer jam. The last thing I want to do is to tear it down to clean it. I can see the hammer used effectively in a production shop, but those places almost exclusively use air nailers. Candidly, If I had your hammer and it jammed it would end up in the corner as I grabbed my time-tested, one-piece Estwing. Just saying...

Kyle Folb : Sick as hell. I want one. I could use it every day. Awesome invention.

Kmal Nasef : nice idea

Roof Repair Techs : This is a really cool idea, I would like to see a roofing hammer like this that could use coiled nails or something close to it. And maybe a wood shingles version since they use different nails, but I would make sure they will work with Maze Ring Shank Nails that are atleast 1-3/4" for composition roofs and upto 2-1/4" on a wood shingle hammer, just check out the AJC Mag Hatchet hammer with its magnetic face and nail remover on the under part of the face.

We're all being played : Brilliant bit of kit.

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

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.

Dustin Robbins : Please make this we want and need it in the industry. (Let’s be honest just want but like all things Milwaukee carries we will piss out money to get the cool stuff)

Fell Man : This is so cool and I can think of two things that make this better than a nail gun: 1. It doesn't require any power therefore the only thing you need to use this tool, is you. 2. It's safer than a nail gun. You don't have to worry about shooting nails into yourself with this thing. I think this hammer should be a weapon in a zombie game. I mean imagine hitting a zombie or hostile survivor with this thing and seeing a nail get driven into them each time! That would be sweet! It's basically a melee weapon with ammo! That's really cool! So anyways yeah it's a good hammer since it's nice not having to align those nails yourself and risk striking your hand even if you have protective gloves. I'd buy one if I could!

neko stanton : Plz make this thing I want it

John S : If this was redesigned to suit smaller collated nails for finishing work it could be great. The thing that pops to mind as others have mentioned is that collated framing nails are designed to be a 1 punch thing and often even have glue that melts from the heat caused by the 1 punch force. In Australia building code recommends a thicker nail if hand nailing. Making this hammer for smaller commonly used nails could be a better option

Rich Jones : This guy is a treasure.