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How to Remove Flooring

How to Remove Flooring using an Electric Floor Scraper

Removing flooring is no picnic. It can be a time consuming and messy job if done by hand. But we would like to share with you a way to remove flooring easily and in less time.

The first thing you need to do is collect the right tools for the job. The easiest tool to use is an electric hammer with a floor scraper attachment. You can purchase hammers from most lumberyards. An SDS Max hammer is small and more well suited for homeowners. We carry a floor scraper attachment that is compatible with this hammer (you can find it here). You will also need a broom and dustpan for clean-up and a 5-gallon bucket or heavy-duty garbage bags would be helpful for disposal.

The next thing you need to decide is the pattern for removal. This will vary depending on the size and shape of your space, but we would suggest starting at an opening into the room and working in a straight line. It is also helpful to clean away debris as you go or have a second person cleaning up behind you.

When operating the hammer, don't hold the scraper higher than a 45-degree angle to prevent the shank going up into the hammer and causing damage. With an electric scraper you are not using it as a pry bar, so don't insert it under flooring and pull up, but rather hold it at the correct angle and push it forward. The hammer should be doing the work, not you.

Another thing to be aware of is joints and uneven areas. If you notice these before you start, be sure to mark them with a marker or paint, so you can move more slowly over them to prevent damage to the hammer of the scraper blade.

We hope these tips will help your project go smoothly and get you ready for your new flooring!


SDS plus vs SDS max

SDS Plus Vs SDS Max

You might be wondering what is the right tool for you. Both tools are very similar in appearance and performance but the main difference is in what your project looks like.

Originally Spline was the universal shank for drilling and concrete breaking, but it was later replaced by the SDS because it had the capability to be locked in place but still move up and down. Soon after this SDS Plus was developed as an improved version of the regular SDS shank. But even with the improved SDS Plus, Spline was continually used for larger jobs until the SDS Max was developed. The Spline is still widely used, so both shanks remain on the market. But there are now more SDS Max options to choose from especially if you are wanting to use the tool for digging.

The main difference between the SDS Plus and the SDS Max is the size of the tool. SDS Plus is thinner at about 10 millimeters in size, while the SDS Max is thicker at 18 millimeters. 

So, the best way to judge what is the right tool for you is to look at what you are using the tool for. If you are a homeowner looking to do an occasional job and not needing a lot of power then the SDS Plus would probably get the job done (you can find our SDS Plus tools here). But if you are going to be doing a project that is repetitive and requires more strength then the SDS Max should be your tool of choice (you can find our SDS Max tools here).

If you are still confused about which tool to use or need more information about the tools that we sell at Champion Chisel Works. Please give us a call at 800-239-1434.


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An Insight into Drill Steel and Rock Bits: Champion Chisel's Contribution to Efficient Drilling

In the construction and mining sectors, the right tools can make a world of difference. Among these tools, Drill Steel and Rock Bits hold a prime position when it comes to drilling operations. But with the plethora of options available, how do you decide on the perfect fit for your requirements? Let's delve into the offerings of Champion Chisel to understand better.

Drill Steel: The Backbone of Drilling

Drill Steel, in association with a Rock Bit, is the powerhouse when you are looking to drill holes that are larger than 1-1/2". These are no ordinary drill steels. Champion Chisel's range is available in impressive lengths, going up to 120". Such lengths are indispensable in various applications, ensuring depth without compromising precision.

But what truly distinguishes Champion Chisel's drill steel is its design. The use of hollow steel is a game-changer. Why? This innovative design allows for either water or air to be channeled through, ensuring the drill hole remains clear of debris. This not only ensures efficient drilling but also significantly increases the lifespan of the Rock Bits.

When it comes to varieties, Champion Chisel doesn’t disappoint. They offer an extensive range, including H-Thread, 11 Degree Taper, Rope, and D-Thread steel & bits. This versatility ensures that regardless of the rock drill you have, there's a high chance Champion carries the industry-standard sizes to match it.

Rock Bits: Precision and Power Combined

Rock Bits are where the actual drilling action happens. Champion Chisel recognizes this and offers bits that are either all steel or come with heavy-duty carbide tipping. This design, especially the cross pattern, is strategic. It's crafted to maximize drilling efficiency across a myriad of materials.

Another notable aspect is the size. While Champion Chisel carries carbide bits up to an impressive 3" in diameter, they understand that sometimes projects demand more. So, if you need sizes larger than 3", a call to their customer service can solve your dilemma.

Exploring Subcategories in Drill Steel & Rock Bits:

  1. H-Thread Drill Stems: A popular choice for many owing to its reliability.

  2. 11 Degree Tapered Stems: Perfect when you need that additional precision.

  3. H-Thread Carbide Rock Bits: Combines the strength of H-Thread with the resilience of carbide.

  4. H-Thread Steel Rock Bits: For those who prefer the enduring strength of steel.

  5. 11 Degree Tapered Carbide Rock Bits: The ultimate in precision and durability combined.

In conclusion, when it comes to drilling, compromising on quality isn't an option. Champion Chisel understands this ethos and reflects it in their range of Drill Steel and Rock Bits. Whether you are an industry veteran or just starting out, with Champion Chisel, you are always in capable hands.