In this guide we’ll look at the best jack hammers.
We’ve compared engine power, weight, handles and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Jack Hammer?
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ReaseJoy 52CC 1700W Heavy Jack Hammer Review
The ReaseJoy 52CC 1700W Heavy Duty Gasoline/Petrol Demolition Jack Hammer is the best jack hammer if you want a powerful, heavy-duty, petrol-powered demolition hammer that can be used in all conditions.
This jack hammer has a single-cylinder, air cooling 2 stroke engine. It produces 2.4 HP (1700W) of power, 2.5 Nm of torque, 9,000 rpm (revolutions per minute (rpm) and 700-1,500 beats per minute (bpm) so you can power through the toughest demolition jobs with ease.
This commercial-grade demolition hammer is suitable for any demolition task and can be used under any conditions. The robust steel body has a comfortable Baumr’s rubber hand grip.
The jack hammer drill weighs 23.8 kg and meets certification GS/EMC/NSAI.
The demolition kit comes with a pointed chisel, a flat chisel, a tool kit set and a petrol can.
Overall this is one of the best power hammers on the UK market and offers a serious piece of kit for professionals who undertake regular demolition work.
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T-Mech Petrol Driven Hammer Drill 2-Stroke 1kw Rotary Jack Hammer Review
The T-Mech Petrol Driven Hammer Drill 2-Stroke 1Kw Rotary Breaker Chiselling Demolition Jackhammer is one of the best demolition hammer drills if you are looking for a powerful yet lightweight tool.
This jack hammer has a 1.0 kw (37.7 cc), 2-stroke petrol engine that delivers 65,000 rpm, 1,500 – 2,000 bpm and 1.65 Nm of torque. This lets you power through the toughest of demolition jobs whatever the weather. The power hammer weighs 12 kg and has comfortable handles.
The jack hammer comes with a tool kit and a tube of grease so you can maintain it in perfect condition. The set also includes an 18 mm x 350 mm chisel and a 30 mm x 400 mm bit. The jack hammer is also CE certified.
This is a professional quality jack hammer drill that is lightweight, comfortable to use and powerful.
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VonHaus 1500W Electric Jack Hammer Drill for Concrete Review
The VonHaus 1500W Electric Breaker – Demolition Hammer Drill is one of the best electric jack hammers on the market. It has a 1,500 Watt motor and comes with a tool kit and pointed and flat chisels.
This powerful electric jack hammer produces 1,500 bpm so breaks up tough material such as concrete and asphalt with ease. It has comfortable handles that minimise vibration. It also features a 360-degree rotational side handle for superior control.
The electric breaker is well constructed, sturdy and robust and comes with all the maintenance tools required including a spare pair of brushes. It is supplied in a plastic case and offers great value for money.
This heavy-duty electric jack hammer is powerful enough for tough demolition tasks and comfortable and easy to use.
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Silverstorm 263570 - 1500W 15kg Electric Jack Hammer 230V Review
The Silverstorm 263570 – 1500W 15kg Electric Breaker 230V has a 1,500 Watt motor and comes with a flat and pointed chisel in a sturdy case.
The electric jack hammer delivers 1,900 bpm and is suitable for breaking up heavy materials such as concrete, masonry and asphalt. It has a 360-degree rotational side and rear handle with comfortable soft grips.
The jack hammer is supplied with a flat chisel (30 x 410 mm), a pointed chisel (30 x 410 mm), 2 hex keys, 1 spanner, 1 oil bottle, 2 replacement carbon brushes and a robust carry case.
This is a powerful electric jack hammer that is easy to handle.
Jack Hammer Buyer’s Guide
Jack hammers, also known as demolition hammers, are either powered by petrol or electric engines.
Those powered by petrol engines, like the T-Mech 37.7cc Jack Hammer, offer versatility as they can be used anywhere in any weather. However jack hammer drills like the VonHaus 1500W Demolition Hammer Drill are generally lighter and more portable.
To judge the power of a jack hammer, look at both the wattage and the bpm (beats per minute). The higher these numbers, the more powerful the demolition hammer will be.
Jack hammers are powerful and heavy tools. However, some are more weighty than others. The heaviest power hammers are weighty enough to get tough jobs done but take quite a lot of strength to handle. The secret is to let the weight of the power hammer do the work for you
A good handle can make it much easier to manage a jack hammer. Many demolition hammers have two handles. One of these tends to have a 360 degrees swivel so it can be positioned in the most convenient way. Soft grip handles also make these machines easier to use for long periods and can reduce some of the vibration caused by the hammer action.
The best jack hammer drills like the Silverstorm 263570 Electric Breaker usually come with a flat and pointed chisel. This is perfect for many demolition tasks from removing tiles to breaking foundations. Most jackhammers also come with wrenches for bit changing. Petrol hammers will usually come with a petrol can. In addition, most jack hammers come with the tools required for non-specialist maintenance. Some electric jacks come with a spare pair of brushes.
Jack hammers take the hard work out of many tough drilling jobs. These tasks can take hours of back-breaking work if you don’t have the right tool. Jack hammers can perform a wide variety of tough tasks, including removing concrete foundations and concrete slabs, breaking up patios, paths, driveways and removing tiles. They can also be used to dig trenches.
Most demolition hammers have CE certification and it is obviously sensible to choose one that is certified. Some jackhammers meet other standards such as the GS Mark which is recognized throughout Germany and EU countries as symbol of safety.
You should always use safety goggles to protect your eyes from flying debris when using a jack hammer. You should also use a mask to protect your lungs from airborne particles that will be produced by demolition work. In addition, safety gloves should be worn.
Jack hammers make light work of really tough jobs that would take hours to complete by hand. You can hire a jack hammer, but there are plenty of reasonably priced jack hammer drills tools available so it is well worth purchasing one for general DIY use. They can be handy for everything from taking up concrete slabs to removing old fence posts and tiles.
We consider the best demolition hammer drill for heavy-duty work to be the ReaseJoy 52CC 1700W Heavy Duty Gasoline/Petrol Demolition Jack Hammer as it has a powerful petrol engine and comes with a pointed chisel, a flat chisel, a tool kit set and a petrol can.