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Old 09-08-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default Neat ground rod driver.

Scanned this in out of a magazine I was reading this morning. It's a ground rod driver that runs off a little propane bottle for each "shot" Looks pretty neat:



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Old 09-08-2009, 05:52 AM   #2
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the price really turns me off. Very cool design though.

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Great tool, buy $2000.00 is a bit steep compared to $75.00 for attachment for demo hammer

If I owned a farm. I would buy one
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Great tool, buy $2000.00 is a bit steep compared to $75.00 for attachment for demo hammer

If I owned a farm. I would buy one
Agreed, It would definately have its place for some people.

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For that much money, wouldn't it be much better to buy both a rotary hammer with rod driving bit and a generator? Both of those two products could be used for MANY other things.
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For that much money, wouldn't it be much better to buy both a rotary hammer with rod driving bit and a generator? Both of those two products could be used for MANY other things.
For that price you could pick up the manual version at Home Depot and buy him mickey dees for lunch on the drive to drop him back off.
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That would be good for a company that does alot of house's and saw services.
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For that much money, wouldn't it be much better to buy both a rotary hammer with rod driving bit and a generator? Both of those two products could be used for MANY other things.
Bingo. Zactly what I did.

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Don't you mean Manuel?
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Has a big cool factor though.
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Has a big cool factor though.
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. I wouldn't spend 2 grand on one either without some other compelling reason, but it is pretty neat. It might be good for some of the long sectional rods that you have to drive dozens of for a cell phone tower.
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only way I'm buying that is if it can also fire pumpkins a mile and a half.
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One thing about this contraption is that you should be able to reach it from the ground when driving an 8 foot rod.

I remember seeing guys too lazy to get a ladder tape the trigger on a $900 Bosch rotary hammer and put it on top of the ground rod and then swing the rod up in the air. After the tool came down and narrowly missed his head and smashed on the nearby concrete slab, he got his check.
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One thing about this contraption is that you should be able to reach it from the ground when driving an 8 foot rod.

I remember seeing guys too lazy to get a ladder tape the trigger on a $900 Bosch rotary hammer and put it on top of the ground rod and then swing the rod up in the air. After the tool came down and narrowly missed his head and smashed on the nearby concrete slab, he got his check.
I've never understood why people can't just drive a ground rod with a three pound mini-sledge or a regular hammer. That's how I do it.
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That's a nice attachment, no more dragging around a ladder.
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That's a nice attachment, no more dragging around a ladder.

It only works in a Hilti TE 805 or 905, though.
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Oh, cause it doesn't use an SDS standard?
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I've never understood why people can't just drive a ground rod with a three pound mini-sledge or a regular hammer. That's how I do it.
I try to let a "machine" work for me where ever I can

Using a demo hammer to drive in a ground rod is much easier that driving a 8 ft rod through rocky soil

Using your logic, I should drill out a house with a brace & bit
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