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Thread #9559   Message #62094
Posted By: dick greenhaus
09-Mar-99 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: What did John Henry mean?
Subject: RE: What did John Henry mean?
If you can't visualize this, go to your local hardware store and ask to see a star drill.

And, having used one, I'd say that a nine-pound hammer is impressive enough, considering that ol' JH was swinging it horizontally and couldn't really use the hammer's weight to help as would be the case in,say, driving spikes.