Used Concrete Tools For Sale
Purchasing used concrete tools for sale, as opposed to buying brand new, is a great way to save yourself a lot of money and usually end up finding tools that are already “broken in” and do not require numerous hours of your own work to get them functioning as they should. If you are looking for new concrete tools, you may want to stop and think about saving up to 50% or more of what you would spend, and either buying twice the amount of tools, or pocketing the money that you would have spent instead. You also want to make sure that you go over the list below to make sure that you are getting everything you could need for any upcoming concrete jobs that you may have to complete.
Dust Extraction Systems – Concrete dust is incredibly hazardous to your respiration system. If you are working on the concrete outside, a simple dust mask can usually prevent you from inhaling all of the toxic chemicals and dust. However, when you are working on concrete indoors, a dust mask is not going to be sufficient for removing the buildup of dust in the air. This is where dust extraction systems come in. You want to make sure that you are using a dust extractor that features HEPA filters to ensure that all of the small microbes of hazardous chemicals and dust is being filtered out quickly.
Rotary Hammer Drills – Rotary hammer drills are an essential tool for any concrete work that requires you to drill down into it, especially aged concrete that has hardened for years. These drills feature ridges inside of the rotor that spends, forcing the drill bit to bounce up and down, or hammer into the concrete. This hammer motion is crucial to being able to get down deep into hardened concrete.
Concrete Saws – Concrete saws are built much like circual saws used for wood working, except that they feature much larger blades, and usually contain an inlet for a water hose. The water hose has a double purpose on concrete saws. The first is to prevent the blade from getting too hot and warping, or breaking teeth. The second purpose of the water inlet and garden hose is to keep the level of dust down so that you can continue working for longer periods of time without being blinded by the dust, or having to break so the dust can settle.
Pressure Washers – Pressure washers are used to clean the surface of the concrete after you have finished working on it with a concrete saw, or when you need to restore it to its original luster. These machines shoot water out at extremely high pressures, and break down the surface dust and grime that accrues on concrete.
Jointers & Groovers – Jointers and groovers are used to help control exactly where any cracks that may occur will happen. By creating small grooves, or joints, in the concrete, any cracks that are going to happen will happen along the low point of the groove, rather than across the larger flat portion of the concrete. This makes ripping out the cracked areas, and replacing them much easier, should cracks every begin happening in the materials.
Concrete Edgers – Concrete edgers, on the other hand, are used to produce a radius along the outside edge of the finished concrete. This helps the concrete hold its form and prevents a lot of the problems that are associated with chipping and cracking because of a poorly finished edge.
Concrete Floats – Floats are a long piece of synthetic rubber-like material that “floats” on top of the water inside of the concrete. The “floating” of the tool helps to create a smooth finish on top of the material, that is not possible with just leaving it set after it has been poured. It also helps to work down the rough pieces of material into the overall mixture, preventing larger clumps from being found near the surface of the concrete.
Concrete Trowels – Concrete trowels as smaller versions of the float, and are typically the last tool that is used on the concrete before the broom. Trowels work to produce a harder surface on the material than what is possible with a float.
Concrete Brooms – Brooms are used on concrete to create a rougher surface once the material has began settling. This rough surface is used when there are going to be liquids present on top of the concrete, or areas where the concrete could become slick when wet. Not all concrete surfaces are broomed after they are poured.