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    We got nervous about getting a HF demmo hammer when we saw that they had been discontinued, so when we went to the store and they had the display model left I bought it and ordered a power cord since they had cut it off. Paid to much for it. Then I started seeing them on EBay and picked one up for $37 plus shipping. Then last week I was brousing craigslist and saw a month old listing of one that was In excellent conditions so I went and bought it for $60. So I guess we are good for hammers but may need another Hole Hawg. Also need advice on what kind of nail gun is best for doing the chinking nails.

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    There is one at home Depot for a bit over$100 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepdog419 View Post
    So a 12.5 amp will do the job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPeterson1020 View Post
    So a 12.5 amp will do the job?
    That link has two different models pictured for the same listing. 15 amps would be better, but those units are much heavier. Jwhitehead23 recently purchased the one you linked, but it was the one pictured with the square casing, NOT the one with the more formed/aerodynamic look to it. It seems to work nicely. His logs were large, green yellow pine.
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    This is the one you'd want from HF.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/15-Amp...Kit-64277.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilbluehonda View Post
    I was just looking at the Harbor Freight web page and they don't have any demo hammers listed anymore but there are two used ones on Ebay
    Amazon had them, fairly reasonable, the big names like De Walt etc are pricey. But there is a few harbor freight grade ones I would consider. In fact, I have one in my cart.
    Look under demolition or jackhammer

    I think a good one for 200-300 mark, they have them for 100-150, not sure I'd trust them.
    Last edited by DoubleJRanch; 03-23-2020 at 11:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleJRanch View Post
    Amazon had them, fairly reasonable, the big names like De Walt etc are pricey. But there is a few harbor freight grade ones I would consider. In fact, I have one in my cart.
    Look under demolition or jackhammer

    I think a good one for 200-300 mark, they have them for 100-150, not sure I'd trust them.
    I bought one of the $150.00 demo hammers now years ago off Amazon. Came with 2-bits, also bought the spade bit. Took the advise from others to remove all screws, coat the threads with lock tight and tor-ck em tight. Did that. Also recommended replacing the electrical cord, did not do that no problems with the cord or the hammer. Got plenty of use out of the spade bit for all kinds of digging assistance. Concrete demo's a bunch of that. Cut the point off of one bit, attached hydraulic hose to the end of the bit to drive rebar pins into the beams for a modest post and beam addition add-on. Never had a performance problem with it. It gets a-lot of use and still in service. It was a gamble buying it as with most purchases it is a decision and budget constraints to boggle ones mind with.

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    This is the one I ordered. https://www.trindustrial.com/product...ition/tr89305/

    Looks like 13 amps. I got the series 300. It came with a point and chisel, I ordered the rebar bit too.

    OK, just showed up today, what an absolute beast. 35lbs, It didnt look that big. . OK, rebar/ground rod tool coming later. Good news, it comes in a nice case that rolls, has wheels on one end like luggage.

    This is not a practical unit to take up on top of a log wall, its more the size of a real jackhammer. A 10-20lb unit would be a better fit. I am going to look into a smaller unit. This would be perfect for digging footers and removing any rocks you may encounter.
    Product_Thumbnails_TR89305_5.jpg


    Way too big, so also ordered this one.


    Amazon for under $100 bucks.
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Much more manageable for up on a log wall.
    Last edited by DoubleJRanch; 05-07-2020 at 04:32 PM.

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