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Inertia-absorbing hammer for pavers

Installing sidewalk tiles and kerbstones, which can weigh as much as 250 kg, requires the use of rubber mallets or hammers. Rebounds and vibration that travel up the handle of these devices cause pain, fatigue, and musculoskeletal disorders. The EJL Lille-Flandres division has designed an inertia-absorbing hammer inspired by the shock absorbers found in the old 2 CV cars. A mobile balancing device is built into the hammer, which provides greater strike force and effective rebound energy absorption. Rubber buffers on the hammer heads help protect tiles and kerbstones. And, compared with a conventional hammer, this device costs less to manufacture.
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