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Old 11-15-2017, 10:51 AM   #1
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:28 AM   #2
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Not a bad idea to check first, Eh?

Depends on what demo your doing. I like jobs that require our excavator with hydraulic thumb. It's usually fun.

Gas powered chop saw usually falls in somewhere on the fun demo jobs.

Sawzall has to be the #2 most widely used demo tool with a hammer being #1.

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16 lbs Sledge with wedge on one side, chainsaw and two packs of Marlboros to filter the dust out

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sawzall with multiple length blades. Putting a 12" blade in the hands of an inexperienced hand could lead to cut plumbing/electrical lines hiding in the wall.

you're not licking your fingers and testing the old timers way Txelectrician?
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sawzall with multiple length blades. Putting a 12" blade in the hands of an inexperienced hand could lead to cut plumbing/electrical lines hiding in the wall.

you're not licking your fingers and testing the old timers way Txelectrician?
No sir. That's the way my first boss showed me, didn't stay with him long.
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Demo for remodel and not saving original materials: circ saw with demo blade, recipe saw, sledge, hand sledge, framing hammer, wrecking bar, flat bars, cats paw.
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Cats paw, bars, sawzall and SDS hammer/chipper.

You always see these show with people swinging a sledgehammer to take down a wall. ..... I would never uses a Sledge on anything other than block.
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Cats paw, bars, sawzall and SDS hammer/chipper.

You always see these show with people swinging a sledgehammer to take down a wall. ..... I would never uses a Sledge on anything other than block.
Don't forget the sledge for cabinets, toilets, sinks, counters, mirrors....
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What kind of demo...?

For home renos: hammer, swede bar, sawzall, skilsaw, 8lb slugo, plug tester and maybe an SDS on hand. I always seem to find that a Burke bar comes in very handy.

For what I normally demo: a 40lb rivet buster with tow behind compressor, concrete saw, TE70, grinder, hammer, swede bar, Burke bar, 8lb or 16lb slugo...
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Probably hammer, sawzall, flat bar, crow bar, cats paw, dump trailer. I wish I could say a couple laborers but alas, it is usually me.
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Don't forget the sledge for cabinets, toilets, sinks, counters, mirrors....
Breaking down cabinets is good otherwise I remove fixtures whole.
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You always see these show with people swinging a sledgehammer to take down a wall. ..... I would never uses a Sledge on anything other than block.
Never say never. Just a week or so ago, I used my 8 lb sledge to knock out a bunch of wall tile over a cast iron tub (poking, not swinging). Had it there for the tub anyway, so why not? Especially since the tile was over a nearly 1" substrate.
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My 7x14 tool trailer full of tools

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Never say never. Just a week or so ago, I used my 8 lb sledge to knock out a bunch of wall tile over a cast iron tub (poking, not swinging). Had it there for the tub anyway, so why not? Especially since the tile was over a nearly 1" substrate.
That's fine on exterior walls. I worry about causing damage on opposite sides of walls I am not working on.
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Took out a 24x24 garage a couple weeks ago with 2 hammers and 2 large prybars. 24 and 42Ē. Didnít want the job, bid it to take a week and finished in 16 hrs so not bad
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A pick
Fastest thing to take down lath & plaster, tile on the wall or drywall
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Mini sledge, hammer, various crow bars, pry bars. But the one thing I always have are dust masks and eye protection.

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