Although the full 32 ounces would not be my FIRST choice weight of Ball Pein hammer, it is THE size to use when things have progressed past finesse and on to "you're coming OFF".
An excellent accessory to be used with something this heavy would be the Craftsman punch and chisel holding tool (has a sort of Craftsman like the screwdriver handle), that could keep you from breaking your hand.
This is a heavy duty, no nonsense tool, that all the Sears stores carry.
Like all of the Craftsman ball pein hammers, this tool's balance is fantastic and it delivers a resounding blow EVERY time it strikes something.
Very good made in USA
comfy handle , good balance , love it