Tool for breaking up Concrete

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I have 2 jobs to do...

Break up the internals and floor of an inspection chamber and replace with a plastic solution.

Break up a concrete path the concrete depth approx 20CM.

Looking for a breaker but need something that is up to the task, what specs should I be looking at?
 
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I have 2 jobs to do...

Break up the internals and floor of an inspection chamber and replace with a plastic solution.

Break up a concrete path the concrete depth approx 20CM.

Looking for a breaker but need something that is up to the task, what specs should I be looking at?

Just hire one.
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Try this
 

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The cheapo £50-70 quid SDS drills available from the likes of toolstation and screwfix will suffice but they will take longer than a proper SDS Max breaker. Additionally you will have to bend over/squat to use them.

eg

https://www.screwfix.com/p/energer-...gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKLInuCz7tcCFaWG7QodMiYOSg

Buy or hire- depends on how much you value your free time and labour, and then factor in your ability to use the hire tool within the agreed period.

BTW the following is only £150, which might work out cheaper than hiring a decent one for a week

https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb280drh-15-5kg-hex-shank-breaker-230v/67819
 
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The biggest mistake people make is overestimating what say a medium duty breaker is capable of and just how much more powerful the impact energy of the larger breakers over the next size down.

Our (owned) medium duty breaker will deal with 100mm of concrete but I would still go and hire one just for the speed at which the heavy duty fellas work.
 
Noseall is bang on, medium sds breakers are for light/medium jobs like taking down walls, 100mm internal floors etc and people think they can be used to break up a 50sq m concrete drive.

Hire a hydraulic one or buy a 14lb sledge.

I also highly doubt your path is 8" thick throughout unless it's in an hgv yard. If it truely is you must hire a hydraulic beaver type at the least.
 
When I started my extension and garage build I used my big SDS. Its a decent Bosch blue one but it was taking ages. Bought that £150 titan from screwfix and its been fantastic. Goes through anything. My path was a foot thick in places. Saved me so much time. Thoroughly recommended and much more convenient that hiring for a DIYer working at random times. You'd probably get a good chunk of your money back on eBay after but I'm keeping mine
 
Get the one from Aldi, exactally the same as the titan but for £100 and you get 3 years guarantee, I am on my 4th one now. It's fantastic!
 
The long guarantee is a great help with cheap tools, provided you are a DIYer and can put up with delays when you return it.

But if you were doing it for a living, an unreliable tool costs time and money.
 
Thanks everyone,

I also highly doubt your path is 8" thick throughout unless it's in an hgv yard. If it truely is you must hire a hydraulic beaver type at the least.

Not all over its very thin in places, and patchy with cracks everywhere, been laid very poorly IMHO. It sounds like a medium duty breaker will get through the thinner bits.

Didn't think of hiring one so that's a thought will have a think about what I have to do V's the costs, the work will be sporadic so will take this into account.

Also thanks for the steer on the products that seem to fit the bill.
 
Soon I need to cut a channel in a concrete path along side my house - probably only about 4m long max, and only 1 course deep - the path has been built up above dpc over the years.

Would my small SDS drill (Katsu!) do the job with enough perseverance, or should I get a bigger one? My concern for bigger is it being right against the wall, so I am guessing better to take it slow and gentle ...
 
Get the one from Aldi, exactally the same as the titan but for £100 and you get 3 years guarantee, I am on my 4th one now. It's fantastic!
Are you saying you've made 3 warranty claims, or spent £400?
 
I have one of the Titan £150 style ones too. It's been going strong for 8 years and used and abused by friends and family.
 
yeah I have one of the smaller (6kg) titan ones, and it works brilliantly for what it cost. I only use the rotostop setting. But on the down side it is more of a wobble than an impact so it's very tiring to use, and the fan tends to blast dust and grit everywhere in confined spaces. I would hire a bigger one for any serious one off job.
 

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