Auto Service World
  June 3, 2019   by Renee Montague

Low-vibration hammers

CP7160 – bolt removal – vehicle maintenance

Chicago Pneumatic has introduced two new low vibration hammers, the CP7160 and CP7165 designed to be comfortable to use, and powerful so operators can get their jobs done quickly and efficiently, to reduce the risk of long-term injury.

“Repetitive and prolonged use of traditional pneumatic hammers can lead to injuries such as hand arm vibration syndrome, which is an entirely preventable, yet debilitating condition for the operator. At Chicago Pneumatic we take safety seriously, so wanted to design a new hammer that provides less vibration, and therefore less risk of injury to the operator, while at the same time ensuring they can work effectively,” says Antoine Tourneux, Global Product Marketing Manager, Vehicle Service Air Tools, at Chicago Pneumatic. “We are pleased to have achieved that with our CP7160 and CP7165, which complete our range of pneumatic hammers that is renowned for high quality and performance.”

The hammer is designed with an air cushion which reduces vibrations to just 4.37 m/s2 for the CP7160 and 3.26 m/s2 for the CP7165.

The handle is not positioned right at the back of the tool to rest on the operator’s hand reducing fatigue.

The entire back of the tool is covered by a rubber grip to prevent the hammer from slipping when it is in an operator’s hands, even if they are dirty or oily.

Furthermore, the user can easily place their free hand on the back of the hammer to guide the tool more precisely.

The CP7610 delivers 8 Joules and the CP7165 delivers 11 Joules of power and has an easy-to-use adjuster positioned at the bottom of the handle so the user can easily choose the required power for the application selecting from four settings between 36% and 100% power for the CP7160 hammer and between 73% and 100% for the CP7165 version.

The aluminum motor housing and metal damped valve makes the hammer lightweight and durable.

The new hammers are backed up by Chicago Pneumatic’s worldwide service and vast offer of spare parts and kits so users can ensure maximize time.

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