Top 100: Safe Shop Repairs

September 28, 2010

Slide Sledge Heavy Equipment HammerDesigned to replace sledgehammers and chisels, the Slide Sledge Heavy Equipment hammer delivers the impact of a 21-pound sledgehammer. An optional 5-pound handle provides even more power. Using a linear motion, the hammer focuses power for precision impact to push out pins and bucket teeth. This linear motion replaces the swing motion of sledgehammer use and is safer for shop workers, says Slide Sledge. With more than 20 interchangeable tips, it can be used for a variety of applications. Estimated list price: $299 to $499 for hammer; $40 to $100 for accessory tips.