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Roughneck’s Gorilla sledge hammers

Olympia Tools, distributors of the Roughneck brand of hand tools and workwear, has just launched a new range of Roughneck Gorilla sledge hammers.

Roughneck's Gorilla sledge hammers

Vahe Der Kureghian, purchasing and marketing director at Olympia Tools, said: “The new Roughneck Gorilla sledge hammers don’t look like other sledge hammers nor do they perform like them.

“Thanks to a number of carefully considered design innovations they challenge the very notion of a sledge hammer being a rectangular piece of steel at the end of a long handle.”

Key to the new Roughneck Gorilla sledge hammers’ performance is a shaped steel head which is pointed at one end. This creates a domed face which enables much higher striking forces to be achieved compared to a conventional flat face.

As a result, the new Gorilla sledge hammers are particularly effective at breaking substrates like concrete and brick.

Similarly, the other end of the head has been enlarged. This ensures greater spread loading of any striking force with noticeable dividends when it comes to breaking walls.

A 45° chamfer has also been employed on the face at this end helping to reduce chips from the substrate being struck.

The new Roughneck Gorilla sledge hammers also features two additional striking faces on either side of the head. These are specifically designed for hitting wooden posts and employ steel which has not been hardened, making them less likely to damage wooden material.

Other features include a head and handle that will never detach, as they are threaded onto each as well as fixed together through a series of compressed ridges.

The handles are also made from premium quality fibreglass, surrounded with impact resistant polyethylene and then finished with a shock absorbing, comfortable TPE grip.

The new sledge hammers are available in six, eight, ten, and 12 pound sizes as well as two mini sizes of three and four pounds. These mini products are ideal for use in confined workspaces such as in corridors or on scaffolding.

Concluding, Vahe Der Kureghian adds: “The introduction of the new Roughneck Gorilla sledge hammers clearly reflects Olympia Tools’ focus on continued product innovation.

“As a business, we remain committed to seeking out advances in areas such as material science and product design in order to develop next generation hand tools.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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