You may have chuckled when you first saw a stubby hammer. After all, they look like the wannabe kid brother of a full-sized hammer. But it turns out that these half-size hammers, with smaller heads and shorter handles, are extremely useful for several purposes. In fact, certain people use them instead of full-size hammers for all kinds of jobs. The smaller head is easier to swing without much force, making it ideal for hammering brads, tacks, and small nails, and if you’re working in a tight space, the short handle won’t get in the way.