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Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate #5239709 10/14/19 07:06 PM
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I need a rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate. I don't care about the rotary drilling feature as I have a small drill that is also a rotary drill hammer for drilling into concrete but it doesn't chisel.

My sister has a small section, 1'x2', of glued wood laminate on concrete, that I walked away from with a hammer & chisel, that needs to be removed. She's going to pay me for the tool, I will supply the labor, I keep the tool.

Looking on CL in my price range, I saw 4 tools that interested me. All are drill, hammer drill, and hammer chisel.

A little used cordless 18v Makita with battery for $75 but no charger which I already own.

New there's a corded 1 1/8" Hitachi & Milwaukee for $250, 1 1/8" Bosch for $200, 1" Bosch for $150. All are SDS+. I know nothing about the difference between 1" & 1 1/8" and the long term prospects of the 1" becoming obsolete.

I will always have electricity.

Suggestions please.

Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239719 10/14/19 07:16 PM
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You can rent a Hilti hammer drill that you can put a chisel bit in and turn it on hammer only. If you had air available you could buy a cheappy at harbor freight

Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239728 10/14/19 07:27 PM
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Air chisel with a compressor will make quick work of that.


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Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239745 10/14/19 07:44 PM
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I Demo’d a bunch of tile in my house with this rotary hammer
https://www.harborfreight.com/power...e-speed-pro-rotary-hammer-kit-64288.html
And a Bosch tile chisel.


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Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239748 10/14/19 07:53 PM
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Bosch demo hammers are what most pros use.

Larger diameter = heavier chisel = hits harder if all else are equal. You'll be able to get chisels for either in the future.


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Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239752 10/14/19 07:56 PM
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Never tried it but they make a scraper blade for a recip saw
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Recipro...ogJSd5QIVlsRkCh0gCge6EAQYASABEgLiNvD_BwE

Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239758 10/14/19 08:04 PM
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If it’s just a small area I think those oscillating tools work pretty good for stuff like that.

Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: vwmaniaman] #5239760 10/14/19 08:06 PM
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I have an air compressor! I just use it for putting air in my tires, blow gun, and in the past spray painting.

Checking HF, I did not realize an air chisel hammer was so cheap, $13! And another $6 for 4" chisels, $8 for 7".I

I'm going this route.

Originally Posted by P10crew
You can rent a Hilti hammer drill that you can put a chisel bit in and turn it on hammer only. If you had air available you could buy a cheappy at harbor freight


Originally Posted by vwmaniaman
Air chisel with a compressor will make quick work of that.

Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239767 10/14/19 08:21 PM
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Don’t forget hearing protection...... they are loud

Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5239820 10/14/19 10:33 PM
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rent bosch hammer demo drill from home depot
you will need to buy the spade bit I think as they stopped renting those.


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Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: P10crew] #5239944 10/15/19 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by P10crew
You can rent a Hilti hammer drill that you can put a chisel bit in and turn it on hammer only. If you had air available you could buy a cheappy at harbor freight


We have used Hilti at work for at least 30 years . Not cheap . May be over kill for the OP ?

I would try a heat gun first , to try to soften the adhesive .


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Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5240011 10/15/19 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
I have an air compressor! I just use it for putting air in my tires, blow gun, and in the past spray painting.

Checking HF, I did not realize an air chisel hammer was so cheap, $13! And another $6 for 4" chisels, $8 for 7".I

I'm going this route.


One small caveat, you do want to make sure your compressor has enough CFM. I see you list "spray painting" in your list of air activities, so you should be good. I'm just making this as a point of reference for future readers.

Air chisels don't have particularly high CFM numbers on the sticker (comparable to an impact gun actually), but it's the duty cycle that kills you. An impact gun runs for ~30 seconds at a time usually. I once air-chiseled for 90 minutes continuous. That's about the point I lost enough grip strength to hold down the trigger any longer, so I had to stop. grin2

Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: P10crew] #5240086 10/15/19 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by P10crew
You can rent a Hilti hammer drill that you can put a chisel bit in and turn it on hammer only. If you had air available you could buy a cheappy at harbor freight


Plus 1. Rent a Bosch or a Hilti.


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Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: WyrTwister] #5240272 10/15/19 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by WyrTwister
[quote=P10crew] I would try a heat gun first , to try to soften the adhesive .


A heat gun? Really? I'd have to buy one at Harbor Freight. It would have to work otherwise air chisel. Seems a heat gun would take a long time to heat through the wood to soften the adhesive.

What about a torch? I have propane, mapp, acetylene, oxy-acet. I prefer the acetylene as it's in a B cylinder so it's cheap to use and easily portable. It is wood laminate so it will burn.

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Re: Need rotary hammer for chiseling tile & glued floor laminate [Re: JLawrence08648] #5241533 10/16/19 03:03 PM
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Either way, you'll have the adhesive to clean up.

A heat gun would work, but if you have that much wood to go through, perhaps not. Maybe dump some mineral spirits along the exposed areas of where you're wanting to work.


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