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Old 06-28-13, 03:01 AM
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First, this is a very good article:
Rotary Hammers versus Hammer Drills - What's the Difference? | DoItYourself.com

However, that is not my question.

What are the differences in terms of applications, among these power hammers?
  • Rotary
  • Demolition
  • Breaker
 
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Old 06-28-13, 03:36 AM
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Not sure of the question, but there seems to be no difference in the use of the hammers you describe. They all do the same job. We use SDS drills and rotary hammers to cut into stone, brick, block, concrete, etc. Hammer drills as you saw, basically drill holes and do little damage.

If you were to link us to the different types of hammers you are referring to, maybe we could tell you more in the differences.
 
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I generally break them into categories like:
hammer drill
rotary hammer
jack hammer

What are you trying to do?
 
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Old 06-28-13, 10:44 AM
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Hi Chandler and Pilot:

Could you share more about SDS drills because I keep hearing about those these last few days of research.

Here are some links of the above hammers:
Rotary Hammers & Demolition Hammers | Bosch Professional
Rotary Hammer,Breaker hammer, Demolition Drills,Paint mixers, HB power tools



Here is 3 Best Uses for a Rotary Hammer:
3 Best Uses for a Rotary Hammer | DoItYourself.com
 
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Old 06-28-13, 12:37 PM
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Yes what are you trying to do???

If i was putting in a sewer ejector and had to bust up a slab I would use a breaker.

Breakers Rotary Hammers & Demolition Hammers | Bosch Professional

If I was tapping holes in a foundation to moust pipe hangers I would use this type ( Also dual purpose as a regular drill).

Rotary Hammers with SDS-plus Rotary Hammers & Demolition Hammers | Bosch Professional
 
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Old 06-28-13, 01:49 PM
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Yeah, I should have let you know what the application.

I need to remove linoleum tiles and have seen videos on YouTubes where they remove it with the following:
  • multi tool oscillation (good results but only for small areas)
  • reciprocating saw with chisel bit (not good result)
  • rotary hammer (good results)
  • demolition hammer

linoleum tiles removal sucks!

Before I run out and buy either a rotary hammer or demolition hammer, I just want to make sure the best tool for the job for a 2300 square foot area.

Search results for: 'demolition hammer'

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I need to remove linoleum tiles
I say multi tool but what is under the floor?


rotary hammer (good results) demolition hammer
No way... How would that work?????
 
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MultiTool would take forever for that size.

Rotary Hammer:
Removing Stubborn Linoleum Tile the Easy Way - YouTube
 
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Old 06-28-13, 03:26 PM
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Linoleum?? I would probably not use an expensive rotary hammer or other machine. Why not just scrape it off the subfloor with one of these. You can sharpen the blade as needed and slam it all off in much bigger pieces than a rotary hammer.

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WRDIY45 multi tool looks way better then rotory hammer IMO.. But I think chandlers scrapper would be best...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8wuTmmrtQoE#at=71
 
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Old 06-28-13, 06:04 PM
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Hi lawrosa and chandler

That is a linoleum strips which I agree is easy to remove with a multitool.

However, linoleum tiles break into pieces. I used a scrape a while back for a bathroom with linoleum tiles. The glue makes it so hard to scrape. For jobs that uses thinset, then I agree, scrapper is the way to go.

How to remove linoleum flooring. - YouTube

My coworker went with the scraper route and he told me it took a long time too.

Right now, as I am removing the carpet, I am discovering the linoleum tiles. Apparently, the old owner laid the carpet on top of it. Since I am laying bamboo, my coworker recommends just to do the same, lay on top of the linoleum.
 
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