A sledgehammer is a heavy duty version of a standard mallet type hammer. They're heavy duty hand tools, often used for demolition purposes. They're usually constructed from a solid wooden handle or shaft, with a hardened steel head.
They're designed purely for delivering a concentrated heavy impact to a small area - and they're not known or used for their finesse. They're a wrecking tool, built for destruction rather than construction and will make short work of brick, stone and drywall.
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