All Slidehammer® ends have a patented design feature that assist the operator in maintaining the position of the tool, for delivering pinpoint strike accuracy.
Unlike a conventional jackhammer, the hand operated jackhammer can be more easily controlled when precision work is required.
All the Slidehammer® shafts are made from Australian manufactured tool steel and (accept for the tamper) hand forged by a blacksmith then hardened.
The tool is portable and versatile, making it an ideal tool for contractors, fence builders, farmers, landscapers, road repair crews, sign post installers, plumbers and drainers.
- The hand operated jack hammer consists of two parts; a tubular steel handle and a solid steel tool bit.
- The handle slides over the tool bit, so as to deliver an impact blow to the top end of the tool.
- The bit is interchangeable and comes in a choice of 4 end points.
- The 4 interchangeable tool bits are around 1000mm (39”) in length and weigh between 5.5kg and 7kg (12lb and 15lb).
- The handle is 860mm (34”) long and weighs 6kg (13lb).
- The top of the handle is ergonomically shaped so as to provide a handgrip.
- The hand operated jack hammer measures 1800mm (72”) fully extended (which is the same as a conventional crowbar). The handle has a “stroke” of 620mm (24”).
- Given the higher impact forces delivered by the hand operated jack hammer it is important that the tool ends are resistant to fracture and chipping.
- The tool ends are made from selected high grade steel with ends subject to hardening to minimize this.
- The tool steel complies with Australian Standard AS1443-1994 Carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels – Cold-finished bars or AS1444-1996 Wrought alloy steels – Standard, hardenability (H) series and hardened and tempered to designated mechanical properties.
- Forging and hardening is carried out in accordance with the steel manufacturer’s specifications.
There are five interchangable ends available:
- Diamond Point
- The Diamond Point is suitable for breaking up hard ground, digging holes and breaking up concrete.
- Narrow Chisel
- The Narrow Chisel is ideal for breaking up concrete, bricks and stone as well as digging holes and splitting timber.
- Wide Chisel
- The Wide Chisel is commonly used for cutting bitumen or tree roots, and is particularly effective for pothole repairs.
- The Tamper is commonly used for compacting soil around posts of for packing bitumen. Also available in a tyre bead breaker point.
- Tyre Bead Breaker
- The Tyre Bead Breaker is ideal for breaking the bead on all types of tyres from car to truck and tractor tyres.