Can A Hammer Drill Be Used as a Chisel?

Hammer drill is a widely used drilling machine in construction. It is mainly used for drilling concrete, stones, bricks, and many more harder material. Due to the hammer mechanism, it can be used for such material because it helps to chip the particles while rotating. Due to the hammer function let’s see, Can a Hammer Drill be Used as a Chisel?

Normally, a regular hammer drill is not able to use as a chisel because its bit is moving with the chuck. In order to use a chisel in a hammer drill, you will need piston-based hammering system tools such as an electric demolition hammer, rotary drill, SDS plus, or SDS max.

In this topic, we should pay attention to so many areas. So let’s see, all in detail whether can we use a chisel in a hammer drill?

Which Hammer Drill We Can Use As a Chisel?

The chisel can be used in

  1. Electric demolition hammer,
  2. Rotary drill
  3. SDS drills

Not every drill is capable of chiseling. Most of them have primary capacity. But the rotating hammer drill hammer creates a high impact force to perform secondary functions such as breaking concrete.

An electric demolition hammer cannot be used to drill a material because there is no bit rotation. Allows concrete to crack, cut, and chisel. Can be used to work on vertical surfaces also.

SDS plus and SDS max drill can be used. The SDS drill can use a wider size range of chisels. In which hammer drill we can use a chisel? SDS drill is a type of hammer drill. It is can use to do harder work.

The Usage of Chisel

Chisel is another type of bit. It is a flat bit. But its role is different than a normal bit. Used not only for drilling material but also for surface material removal mostly.

Under the most you may have to;

  • Breaking up hard soil,
  • Busting up concrete,
  • Starting a hole,
  • Removing tiles,
  • Scaling like taking out concrete, rust or weld spatter.

Also known as an impact drill or percussion drill. This type of drill is used to drill particularly hard materials. That is we can use a hammer drill to make a hole in the brick, concrete, masonry, and even rock. Accordingly, it has an impact mechanism that generates a short motion.

In practice, tests performed by various companies show that a hammer drill is 25% faster than a regular drill.

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How Can We Use Chisel In Hammer Drill?

  • Select the right chisel type or size according to the work.
  • If you want to lay cables or pipes in a wall or open holes in concrete, you should start with a small section to make a path for it.
  • Removing debris from the cut surface can reduce friction and create a working process. Removal of debris from the work surface helps to extend the life of the drill and reduce friction.
  • Switching the drill to the right mode is the most important step. The hammer drill has a hammering action because of the user must pay attention to switching the drill in the right mode.

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How To Operate Chisel In Hammer Drill?

  • Attach the chisel bit to the hammer drill. It must place it at a 45-degree angle to the edge of the tile or a suitable and easy place to chiseling. You can activate the drill while in hammer mode. Turn the switch and lift the drill from the bottom to the top as it may damage you if it is so active.

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Types of Chisels

A chisel is an attachment used to perform the role of a hammer drill successfully. Accordingly, there are several types of chisels that fit the function. Those are

  1. The pointed chisel
  2. The flat chisel
  3. The spade chisel
  4. The tile chisel
  5. The channel chisel

The shank of chisel shape is hex and made with steel, chromium steel, and premium chromium-vanadium steel.

TypeImportance of the Chisel
The pointed chiselThe tip chisel is the type of chisel that has the highest isolation force, as it has a pointed tip used to direct the full striking force of the drill to a small point.
The flat chiselHere the length of the flat tip corresponds exactly to the diameter of the shaft. Flat chisel fractures can be used to obtain precise control of the fracture lines of the material to be drilled and broken. One example is the ability to twist lines when applying cable ducts to a wall.
The spade chiselThe spade chisel has a wider tip. This tip extends beyond the thickness of the shaft and is used to transfer the striking power over a larger area of the material.
The tile chiselThe spade chisel has a flatter tip. The offset tip here is less physical exertion and helps the hammer drill handle more easily. The reason is that this chisel blade does not need to be held at an acute angle to the floor or masonry, so it is easy to use even for a long time.
The channel chiselLike flat chisel is a great tool for creating ducts for wall wiring or plumbing. The channel chisel ends are arranged in a semi-circular shape. Therefore the risk of rupture of the sides of the cable duct is greatly reduced on the one hand and the loose material on the other hand is easily removed.
The types of chisel and their importance

The chisel is made with few characteristics.

Those are;

  1. Manufactured with the heat-treat process.
  2. Necessary hardness
  3. Durability
  4. Long-term corrosion resistance

Types of Chisels and Usage

Types of Chisels
The pointed chiselThe tip chisel is the type of chisel that has the highest isolation force, as it has a pointed tip used to direct the full striking force of the drill to a small point.
The flat chiselIt is the ability to twist lines when applying cable ducts to a wall.
The spade chiselThis is perfect for removing plaster from the masonry in large pieces over the entire surface.
The tile chiselThis shape allows the tile to be easily removed. If you need to remove a tile completely without damage and replace it, in such cases the chisel can be removed using a hammer drill. Therefore value addition has taken place to a hammer drill.
The channel chiselWe can use this type very efficiently to make lines or channels.
Chisels and Uses

Chisel Types and Sizes

When you look at the chisel on the market, you can see that the chisel type and the product raw material have a manufacturer-specific size.

Point chisel9 inch (230mm)
Flat chisel0.82 X 9 inch (20.8 X 230mm); 
Cranked chisel1.58 X 9.84 inch (40 X 250mm)3 X 10 inch (75x250mm)
Scaling chisel3 X 12 inch
Spade chisel5-1/2 inch wide and rounded end 17-1/2 inch- This length is suitable to work fast.
The types and sizes of the chisels.

Can I Use Chisel On Impact Drill?

Extremely yes. The impact drill is also can use a chisel. There has also different chisels with different edges. These chisels are made from high-strength carbon steel. A round handle with two pits and two grooves is suitable for attaching to an impact drill.

  1. Sharp chisel
  2. Flat chisel
  3. Widened chisel

An impact drill is often more efficient than a hammer drill. Because its RPM is low and torque is high. That is why the shape of the drill bits is different and takes the shape of a hex. Most chisels on the market are for hammer drills.

These chisels can use under powerful torsion resistance. Longer service life will have even under punishing use.

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