What does Pneumatic mean?
The term "Pneumatic" means that the tool is powered by compressed air or gas.
A pneumatic breaker, sometimes known as a Jackhammer, is a pneumatic tool that combines a hammer directly with a chisel. They are usually used to break up rock, pavement and concrete. A jackhammer operates by driving an internal hammer up and down. The effectiveness of the jackhammer is dependent on how much force is applied to the tool.
Workers who regularly use hand-held machinery that vibrates are potentially at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). There are many ways in which you can minimise the risk of injury from vibration. Find out more - Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome