Both electric hammer and electric pickaxe are widely used in construction, and they are used in different ways in construction. Electric hammers are primarily used for drilling and driving nails, while electric picks are used to break hard materials such as concrete and stone. So, can electric hammers be used instead of electric picks?
First, we need to understand how hammers and picks work. An electric hammer causes hammer head to move up and down through motor, thereby creating an impact force that is used to drill and drive nails. An electric jackhammer uses a motor that drives a chisel head to move up and down, thereby creating an impact force that is used to break hard materials such as concrete and stone.
In terms of working principle, difference between electric hammer and electric pick is difference between hammer head and chisel head. The electric hammer has a small head which is good for drilling holes and driving nails, while electric jackhammer has a large chisel head which is good for breaking through hard materials. Therefore, from this point of view, electric hammers cannot completely replace use of electric picks.
Secondly, you need to take into account specific circumstances of construction. In some smaller designs, if all you need to do is drill holes and drive in nails, electric hammers can be used instead of electric picks. However, in some large-scale constructions, if hard materials such as concrete and stones need to be broken, an electric hammer is not suitable. Thus, whether an electric hammer can be used instead of an electric pick is dependent on specific situation.
Finally, we need to consider performance and security. When using electric hammers and electric picks, safety precautions must be taken to avoid accidents. However, because impact head of electric hammer is relatively small, multiple drilling is required when breaking hard materials, and efficiency is relatively low. However, chisel head of electric jackhammer is relatively large, which can destroy a large area at same time, and efficiency is relatively high. Therefore, in terms of operation efficiency and safety, electric hammers and electric jackhammers also have different advantages and disadvantages.
Summarizing, both electric hammer and electric pick are widely used tools in construction, and they are used in construction in different ways. Electric hammers can be used instead of electric jackhammers in some small structures, but in large structures, electric hammers cannot completely replace use of electric jackhammers. Therefore, when choosing tools, it is necessary to choose appropriate tool according to specific situation in order to improve work efficiency and ensure safety.