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Old 08-18-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
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Do they make wedges to break concrete or rock??


I saw on one of those TV shows they had a wedge system of some sort . They drilled a huge rock and used the wedges to split off smaller manageable chunks. What are those called?? And do the box stores sell similiar ones?? Or where does one find those??

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http://www.miconproducts.com/wedges.html

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thanks Chrisn,

Looks like a good site,,wish they gave aprox prices of products there,,guess I will call when I get the chance.

Anybody see these things at mennards,,,since that is the only big box store we have here??
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thanks Chrisn,

Looks like a good site,,wish they gave aprox prices of products there,,guess I will call when I get the chance.

Anybody see these things at mennards,,,since that is the only big box store we have here??
Not really a big box store item.
Masonary supply would be your best bet.
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Why am I thinking the tool needed are called "feathers and wedges"? Maybe I'm too old school. It seems they used to use a "star" drill, hand held, and hit with a heavy hammer to drill a hole in the stone, then insert the "feathers and wedges" into the holes, then tap each wedge in turn until the stone splits. I suppose they now have automatic devices to do this now. Thanks, David
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I caught this tip on the contractor's site. I cannot wait to try this stuff. I have a huge footing to demo in September.

http://www.dexpan.com/index.html
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Thanks Aggie67- -I have an annoying neighbor who needs his driveway busted up, whether he knows it or not. This will do the trick. Thanks, David
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Why am I thinking the tool needed are called "feathers and wedges"? Maybe I'm too old school. It seems they used to use a "star" drill, hand held, and hit with a heavy hammer to drill a hole in the stone, then insert the "feathers and wedges" into the holes, then tap each wedge in turn until the stone splits. I suppose they now have automatic devices to do this now. Thanks, David
Feathers and wedges are still used quite a bit. I don't know of a better way personally...We see them used quite often around here.
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Feathers & wedges are indeed ideal for small stone work.

If your interested in a simple way to demo concrete, a firewood splitting wedge often works very well.

Commercially, at least from stone suppliers, the F&W approach has long since been replaced by hydraulic breakers.

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