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Steel type when choosing moil point

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by Trevor001, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. Trevor001

    Trevor001 New Member

    Dec 15, 2020
    I'm researching jackhammer chisels/bits/points for a school project. Almost every brand has a colorful way to describe the material its product is made out of. I've seen fast steel, hammer steel, a chemical code that just meant "steel", carbon steel, etc. For the purposes of the project, let's assume that I'm breaking up a sidewalk with 60-70 lbs jackhammer with a moil point attached. Does the type of steel actually matter, or are all of these names just marketing? I'm not noticing any significant variations in price based off of the material used. Also, do you know if in the United States there is any certification of quality required for these parts, either from a state agency or from a third party? There doesn't seem to be any such requirement in the EU.

    Thank you
  2. Coaldust

    Coaldust Senior Member

    May 9, 2011
    Cargo Tanks, ULSD, RUG, Methanol, LPG
    North of the 60

    Welcome to the forum. It’s a unwritten party foul to jump in without introducing yourself. Go the the new member section and give us the 411. Tell us what you are studying and you’ll probably get some help. We have some heavy equipment and diesel technology instructors lurking about this place.
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  3. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer Senior Member

    May 21, 2009
    The shore of the illinois river USA
    Welcome to HEF, Trevor !
  4. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Loaded question really

    Moil is the point type in my experience says nothing for type or quality of material it's made of

    To my knowledge there is no specific academy of standard just street credit and yes there will be just like in all things a higher quality point made by one manufacturer than others how to determine that beyond marketing comes down to experience and use
  5. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
    The types of steel used in the points is for the most part a secret guarded by the manufacturer. It will be some high allow super dense and hard material. There is an outfit in my area that can sharpen those points using heat and beat. I've been told they do not cut with a torch or grind them. I can't say for sure because it is all done behind closed doors.