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Old 02-12-2019, 10:58 PM   #1
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Going to purchase one of these instead of continuing to rent as needed. We end up needing one a couple times a year and would use it more than that if we owned it.

Looking at this one but wonder if anybody has thoughts on the matter. This is just for basic concrete slab demo, concrete stoop demo, etc.

This Makita seems like a nice balance on price and ft/lbs. We have rented it a few times and it does the job we need it to and does it quickly.

https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/HM1810X3
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:51 PM   #2
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one of the makita tools i have not had.

had a couple of the bosch brute and they were awesome.

high dollar resale value also.

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one of the makita tools i have not had.

had a couple of the bosch brute and they were awesome.

high dollar resale value also.
Looked at the Bosch as well. I'm a fan of Bosch but the price to ft/lbs ratio is a bit higher. I'm thinking the Makita would do just fine and is more in line with what we want to spend. This thing will not see heavy use at all.

If someone said steer away from the Makita I for sure would though.
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Looked at the Bosch as well. I'm a fan of Bosch but the price to ft/lbs ratio is a bit higher. I'm thinking the Makita would do just fine and is more in line with what we want to spend. This thing will not see heavy use at all.

If someone said steer away from the Makita I for sure would though.
The Makita, Bosch and DeWalt are all shockingly similar, I wouldn't be surprised if they used the same mechanism.

I sprung for the Hilti because it's brushless and I'm a sucker.
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For lighter use the Hilti 2000-AVR costs a little more, but weighs half as much and might be as productive for 4-6 inch slabs.
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Would always rent the Bosch brute. Did its thing well.

Last rental was the Hilti. Could be just that it was brand new, but it was a dream to use. Powerful but fairly light. I also preferred how the chisels secured.

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We have the Hilti 3000. It is much more productive than the other hammers in the same class
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Going to purchase one of these instead of continuing to rent as needed. We end up needing one a couple times a year and would use it more than that if we owned it.



Looking at this one but wonder if anybody has thoughts on the matter. This is just for basic concrete slab demo, concrete stoop demo, etc.



This Makita seems like a nice balance on price and ft/lbs. We have rented it a few times and it does the job we need it to and does it quickly.



https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/HM1810X3

We have this one and works great for breaking up patios and whatnot. I think if I had the bigger one it wouldn't get used over this one.



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Thanks for all the thoughts guys. Now I have no clue what to buy...
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So round these parts Home Depot use to rent Hilti they changed to Makita now they rent Hilti large 70lb hammers but still rent Makita small demo hammers seems like the Makita could not hack it.

Now having said that I have a Hilti te706 that took a dump on Monday and had to go rent a Makita and it sucked, Tuesday morning I sent out my Hilti for service and will wait for is return to finish up the other half of the job.
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If I have to drill or destroy concrete, Hilti will always be my go to choice, the rest just don't compare well.
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We have this one and works great for breaking up patios and whatnot. I think if I had the bigger one it wouldn't get used over this one.



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That's a much more versatile class of tool. The Brute is strictly a slab breaker.
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That's a much more versatile class of tool. The Brute is strictly a slab breaker.
the brute is a big boy tool....

not for light weights....

it will break, dig, shatter etc most anything you throw it at.

also extremely durable.

definitely not a hammer for everyone...

i've busted slabs, piers, footings, dug post holes & who knows what else...

using it horizontally will definitely test your mettle....
next step up is a 90# hammer & air....
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the brute is a big boy tool....

not for light weights....

it will break, dig, shatter etc most anything you throw it at.

also extremely durable.

definitely not a hammer for everyone...

i've busted slabs, piers, footings, dug post holes & who knows what else...

using it horizontally will definitely test your mettle....
next step up is a 90# hammer & air....
They are a niche tool, it's the biggest hammer that you can get at 120V...but it's nmothing compared to a pneumatic hammer. It's too heavy to be used in any position other than down. It's made for applications where using a pneumatic hammer isn't practical from a portability standpoint...or for those without a trailer compressor.
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Pneumatic hammers are not normally necessary for breaking 4 inch slabs. My guys can bust out a decent size patio with the mid-sized electric breaker before break. Back in the day, electric hammers sucked. It was pneumatic or nothing for the most part. No so much anymore. Electric had come a long way.


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They are a niche tool, it's the biggest hammer that you can get at 120V...but it's nmothing compared to a pneumatic hammer. It's too heavy to be used in any position other than down. It's made for applications where using a pneumatic hammer isn't practical from a portability standpoint...or for those without a trailer compressor.
says you, been used horizontal more times than you want to know....

but when you speak to the guys who can do it you generally refer to them as sir....
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When I was a youngster I spent many days blowing out curbs sideways. That was pneumatic though. I want to say 90lb.


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seems like you would fall in to the "sir" category...

usually pretty big boys that you did not want to arm wrestle with....
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seems like you would fall in to the "sir" category...



usually pretty big boys that you did not want to arm wrestle with....


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says you, been used horizontal more times than you want to know....

but when you speak to the guys who can do it you generally refer to them as sir....
Show me how you maneuver that sucker I'm interested.

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