Concrete is a very difficult material to split apart, so when people need to split it, they turn to jackhammers. They are commonly found at construction sites. But even though they can help with this type of work, they aren’t easy to use. In fact, in some areas, people need to go through training and certification before being able to operate a jackhammer. One important thing to know when operating a jackhammer, is to wear safety equipment, such as a hat and goggles.
- Proper safety equipment includes ear protection, work gloves, goggles, a high-visibility vest, and steel-toe shoes.
- Placing the air compressor some distance from the work site will reduce noise.
- Use the right tool points for the material you are breaking, and clear the area before beginning.
“Using a jackhammer is not for the faint of heart.”