When to Use Pneumatic Hammer

The pneumatic hammer is a portable device powered by compressed air. Due to the nature of the work, they are used for more demanding tasks, such as road surface repairs or heavy renovation and construction work. When is it worth using such a tool?

One common application is the removal of bituminous and cement pavements from roadways and pavements. The process itself requires a lot of effort due to the hardness of the material, the pneumatic hammer allows us to cut and crush the homogeneous surface in easy to remove parts.

Pneumatic hammer can be used for making holes and technical channels in concrete walls, floors and other surfaces. Due to the size and weight of the tool, it may be necessary to work in a two-person team, especially when working at large angles, it may be necessary to assist you in the correct tool guiding.

The lightweight, handy pneumatic hammer can be used to remove paint from metal and stone parts. Larger hammers can be connected to excavators or agricultural tractors and used in the mining and quarrying industry.

The pneumatic hammer is a useful tool for making holes in stone and concrete elements (e. g. for fixing reinforcement anchors, making cable ducts). During drilling, it is possible to damage the stone finishes.

The pneumatic hammer is capable of both drilling and forging. The performance characteristics allow for thousands of revolutions per minute with relatively low impact force, which makes it easier to disturb the structure of concrete or bricks. This makes it easier to drill the drilling hole than a conventional tool.

The pneumatic hammer has a lever to protect the tool valve so that it can be used for standard drillings on wooden and metal surfaces. Despite the high price of such equipment, it is rather suitable for the processing of hard materials such as concrete, asphalt pavements or stone.

There are many advantages of using pneumatic hammers. They can be mounted on light trucks that are capable of providing adequate compressed air pressure – this installation will require minor modifications. The high power to weight ratio makes them more convenient in space-saving compared to hydraulic hammers.

David is the blog editor of e-pneumatic blog, and the main author of its articles. He is also a student of automation in the Gdansk Technical University in Poland.

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