[–] Krier55 1 point (+1|-0)

To trick people into thinking it’s better than a normal hammer

[–] Dizzbit 0 point (+0|-0)

Because if it didn't then they couldn't charge an extra 30 bucks.

[–] AOU 0 point (+0|-0)

Press the button

[–] PMYB2 1 point (+1|-0)

Yeah I know, but why? I'm sure someone in construction could explain it but I am at a loss for why.

[–] xyzzy 0 point (+0|-0)

My guess is that it's so that you can hammer in a nail in a tight spot without risking dents in the opposite board.

[–] Dark_Shroud 0 point (+0|-0)

I would guess to give it more angles to add functionality to it. So you don't have to carry an additional nail puller if you're not doing finishing work of some kind.