Electric Air Hammer

Electric Air Hammers also known as Jackhammer is a pneumatic or electro-mechanical tool, used for drilling purposes. They are used to break concrete, rock and pavement. To increase the efficiency of the drill, compressed air is used. It is also called as great air hammer , since the electric motor is connected to a power source. The other type of jackhammers is connected to a battery.

There are both hand-held jackhammers and large jackhammers. Hand-held jackhammers are operated by electric motors. Whereas, larger jackhammers are hydraulically powered, mostly used in construction sites.

Jackhammer Bits:

There are several types of jackhammer bits, each design for a specific job.

These bits can be re-sharpened. After re-sharpened they must be heat treated.

Precautions to be Taken While Using Jackhammers:

How does a Jackhammer works?

The air pumps from the compressor into the jackhammer through a valve on one side, when the handle of the jackhammer is pressed.

Inside the hammer, has two pistons. Drive piston and free flight piston. During the movement both the pistons do not touch each other. Inside the hammer the drive piston when pressed compresses the air in the cylinder, which in turn pushes the flight piston against a striker, which pounds into the drill bit mashing it into the ground.

The air circulates in the opposite direction as the valve inside the tube network flips over. The worker relaxes for some time, short time later the valve flips over again and the whole process repeats.

Drills into the ground 1500 times in a minute.

Types of Jackhammers:

Know about different types of jackhammers and its functions. Take precautions before using the jackhammers. Work safe with electric air hammers.



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