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Jackhammers are used to power through dense or hard materials, and come in different types. Pneumatic hammers are powered by air, and hydraulic hammers by water. Cordless electric jackhammers are useful for small projects around the house. Before using a hammer, ensure the cord and components are all secured and work well. Check that the hammer’s rating is high enough for the job. As you progress through the job, keep the cord on your back, out of the way, to prevent electrocution.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are three main types of jackhammers: pneumatic, hydraulic and electric.
  • Prior to using, make sure all components are tightly secured and in good working condition.
  • Proper attire includes sturdy gloves, steel-toe boots, and eye and hearing protection

“Jack hammers are also referred to as pneumatic drills and they are mainly used in the breaking down of roads, concrete pavements, and rocks.”

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