BREAKER TOOL SELECTION
Choose the most suitable tool for the operation required. For the breaking of boulders,
use MOIL or OLGIVE points. In restricted areas, such as trenches, use CHISEL points
and proceed in-line with the work face. In particularly narrow places, progress gradually,
through small sections of material, making the most of the regularity of the striking fre
quency. Keep the front of the hammer parallel to the operator, with the machine arm
drawn up. This will avoid damage to the tool, especially during cutting and squaring orks.
The COBRA point is recommended for EARTH-MOVING jobs, or for particularly difficult
Point and Recommended Use
in narrow trenches or stratified soil or rock up to
2) Moil Demolition of rocks and materials, not
3) Olgive Demolition of hard to very hard rock.
4) Blank or Blunt Demolition of rocks up to
medium hardness to be broken into smaller pieces.
5) Asphalt Cutter or Spade Cutting of
concrete paving, brick walls or turf.
6) Pole or Pipe Cutter Driving pipes, poles
or preshaped metal objects (IE. shaped metal
gaurdrail poles) into different materials.
TOOL BREAKAGE ANALYSIS
DESCRIPTION OF TYPICAL STRESS
IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITY OF THE STRESS PHENOMENA THAT RESULTS IN TOOL BREAKAGE, SOME
GENERAL INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. THE TOOL IS CONSIDERED AN ELASTIC ELEMENT DESIGNED TO
TRANSMIT SHOCK OR KINETIC ENERGY FROM THE HAMMER PISTON TO THE MATERIAL TO BE DEMOLISHED.
* The typical tool break starts as a small fracture in the surface of the tool that is the most
stressed area. Eventually a surface crack is created from: micro-welds from surface
work hardening; localized heating and cooling on the tool surface; and tension and