Designer Michael Young spent six years on what he himself called a “mad scientific project.” It was an attempt to create an intermediate link between a classical hammer and a nail. The device had to combine the function of charging and feeding nails under attack, but at the same time to work only at the expense of muscular strength and controlled by one hand.
The designer achieved his goal by 99%, he invented, tested and brought the technology to the appearance of a workable prototype. However, despite the serious interest, the realization of a full-fledged product, in metal, and not only in the form of a plastic 3D model, never took place. Zero demand from commercial structures that do not want to invest in a dubious product.
The self-loading hammer Young uses the same clips of nails as the building nails. The hammer is divided into three parts: the impact surface, the nailing mechanism and the ejection system of one of them. On the side of the hammer there is a button with a safety lock – if you turn the tool flat and hit, the upper nail from the cage passes into the ejection chamber. A light aiming strike is enough to make it fly out and stuck into a tree, and then it can be hammered in the usual way. All manipulations are carried out with one hand.
Even a prototype, consisting of parts from a 3D printer, successfully recharges and clogs the nails. All movable parts are located far from the hand and the risk of injury is minimal. On the cost of self-loading hammer can not speak – Michael Young in view of lack of demand abandoned the project and again returned to racing cars. But the videos with the work of his miracle-tool attract interest on the Internet.js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));