Day in and day out, concrete repair contractors perform the tough task of removing weak or damaged concrete with a very tough tool: the hand-held pneumatic chipping hammer. But finding the right chipping hammer for the job can also be a tough task if you don't know what to look for. Although the hammers are similar in design, some of their features and options differ. The most important factors to consider when shopping for a pneumatic chipping hammer include:

  • Weight and piston stroke
  • Handle type
  • Trigger and throttle valve
  • Main valve design
  • Type of bit, bushing, and retainer
  • Exhaust deflector