Ever since introducing the Craftsman brand in 1927, Sears has backed its full line of hand tools with a lifetime warranty. Falling under its protection are many must-have basics for a well-stocked workshop—wrenches and screwdrivers, for instance, and assorted hammers like this one. Deep-throated in design, with a handle of hickory and a head of 16-ounce steel, the Craftsman Rip-Claw Hammer also includes a special feature—a non-marring cap on the tip of the handle, designed for gentle tapping on light-duty jobs. Best of all is that, if the hammer ever fails to provide complete satisfaction, you can simply return the tool to Sears for repair or replacement. Available at Sears; $17.99.