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Old 05-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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I need to break up some old asphalt (about 2 inches thick). What size sledgehammer should i get? 8lb? 10lb? Wood or fiberglass handle?

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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Get either size--depends more on your build than any thing----

Assault is soft and crumbly---a good pick axe might get the job done faster than a sledge hammer--

It's hard to smash something soft like black top----get both---I like fiberglass for a sledge and wood for a pick--

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Thanks. I bought the 8lb fiberglass (mainly because they were out of the 10lb).
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Don't you love spell check----see if you can spot the spell check change above---
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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Don't you love spell check----see if you can spot the spell check change above---
I thought it was just the Illannoy public education.........

An 8# sledge is plenty. Asphalt/assault tends to be more brittle in colder temps, and far more flexible in warm weather. I think it's much easier to take out, by hand at least, when it's colder............
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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Thanks! So I should stick with the #8? I guess it's good to have around the house anyway...
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we use mattocks for the hand work,,, asphalt's too soft & doesn't respond well to sledges im-n-s-h-f sledges do work better on stone & conc

we agree on something, tho,,, MORE tools around the house ( is a good thing / are a good thing ) [ unfortunately my grammar leaves something be desired so, rather than risk oh'mike's snarky scorn, will leave that line as multiple choce ]




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