The 34-lb. TEX 140PS and 42-lb. TEX 180PS pneumatic breakers come with a SOFSTART two-step trigger that enables full control of the chisel when starting a cut. The air inlet swivel rotates easily, even under full pressure. The TEX 150PE and TEX 190PE ergonomie, vibration-reduced versions feature spring-loaded handles and a hand-and-arm protection system (HAPS) that prevent 75% of harmful vibrations from reaching the operator. The breakers require 53 and 55 cfm of air and deliver approximately 1,500 bpm.
Hand I Tools Comfort Without the Sacrifice Tools break the mold with more user-friendly designs. T oday’s hand-held tools are being designed with the opera- tor in mind, with particular emphasis placed on reducing the vibration fed back to the user. Here’s a glimpse at some Wacker Neuson Low Vib Breaker The EH 27 Low Vib electric break- er’s leaf spring dampening system of the ergonomic designs available. For more information on reduces hand arm these models, turn to the reader service card following page vibration (HAV) to 14. For even more tool options, you can turn to the Buyer’s 5.5 m/s2, a Guide at www.ForConstructionPros.com. 28% decrease from previous models. Vibration is Kaeser Ergonomic Hilti TE 80 ATC-AVR dampened through- Paving Breakers With a new 1,700-watt, 360-rpm out the entire upper The 50-, 60- and 90-lb. KPB series motor, the TE 80 ATC-AVR combi- housing, including ergonomic paving breakers incorporate hammer can handle drilling in the the handles. An added vibration-dampening handles that reduce 3/4- to 6-in.-diameter range in con- benefit is an increase in injury and fatigue for increased operator crete, masonry and natural stone; power by up to 18%. The efficiency and productivity. They deliver drilling through-holes up to 6 in. in increase is a direct result the same hitting power as standard paving diameter in concrete and masonry; of the lower vibration, breakers, generating from 1,000 to 1,200 heavy chiseling work; and drilling because the percussion bpm. Integral noise mufflers help reduce with high torque in wood and steel. system is able to work more noise pollution and the risk of hearing loss. Active Vibration Reduction provides
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