Hammer with Collated Nail Dispenser - Michael Young patent pending
Hammer with Collated Nail Dispenser

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Thanks all for checking out my video! I didn’t actually intend for this to be viewed by more than a few people when I made it, I sent it as an unlisted link to a potential buyer. (So basically, excuse how long and boring it is) -- I spent 6 years and went through 11 completely different functional variations trying to get this to work! When I finally had a breakthrough (miracle from the Lord) and 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 serious 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 being purchased and downsized, and after a year of slow discussion and changing hands they retracted their offer stating they weren't in a place to be taking on new projects like this. 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). The end of the year and the retraction of their offer came at the same time within a few days, I decided it was time to let it rest. I didn't want to invest the 13k to maintain my patent or 6k (estimate) to make a metal prototype and move it forward with my own money. 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 : ) Thankfully after I let it go for a year this video all of a sudden got some attention, sparking tons of articles and features on other youtube accounts! Since then I have had numerous companies and individuals reach out with interest. I am currently working with a large tool brand to prototype a brand new version of this with entirely new mechanics and a new target market. Stay posted! Here’s to more ideas and future inventions for us all! My portfolio: www.coroflot.com/michaelyoung Thanks to Terry Birchler at Zukun Plan for helping to sponsor many of these 3D prints on their printers and for telling me to go for it! Zukun.com

Comments

azmtkdzv : Man you should've tried kickstarter

lucas aveldaño : LIKE SI VINISTE POR UN POCO DE TODO

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!

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.

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!

The X-Gamer : Take it to shark tank. This could make a fortune.

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.

Sig 226/2022 : Keep in under $80.00 and I will buy it

Shawn Lewis : Brilliant. This is practically a case study in invention, product design and user interfacing. Well done Michael Young.

Ice Smile : Молоток прям парниша =)

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.

Unit ZER0 : Please put this on Kickstarter. I will definitely buy one.

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.

Rich Jones : This guy is a treasure.

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

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.

God's Warrior : Awesome invention "TAKE MY MONEY!!!"

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

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

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.

Garrett Ottaway : Like the set and seat concept

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

jdq88xxx : Kickstarter ASAP... please

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 😅

Troy Brumley : Genius. Great job.

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

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

Richard Brazee : Awesome idea. I am a carpenter and I can definitely see this being useful. Not necessarily a necessity but definitely would be a cool tool to have, especially for times that you don't want to drag out the compressor and cord's. I would say that this would be an impulse by for most consumers. I saw it and immediately searched to purchase one...lol...great job 🖒🖒

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

Skookum Bitingfish : I wish the best for you! If I could, I would invest in this. I'm a construction worker though. Lol

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

Kat : Is there a sign up for purchasing one of these hammers? I would love to purchase a wood handle one for work.

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.

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! :)

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

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

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.

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.

Joe A. : This is amazing!

Jeremy R : Great idea! Maybe put the release button on the handle. Maybe run a strip along the spine of the handle..

NTH THN : Very cool engineering actually! :O

Trim01 : To the author, what you have IS a incredibly clever device. Would it sell? Hmm dunno, market's tough. Would _I_ buy it? Yes Sir! Would I post cash on a crowdfund? YUP! M A K E I T H A P P E N BOY-O , ya dig?

Anthony Dominguez : I got excited and was immediately ready to purchase 😫☹️

MBN NetworkTV : You have to produce this hammer. I'm a framer myself and I would love to have a hammer like that!!

Silvio Massaro : great work great idea well done

Tomorrow is Yesterday : Dude how do I buy this? I seriously need one of these.

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