SPKLINE SDS-Plus Ground Rod Driver for 5/8 Inch and 3/4 Inch Ground Rods, 13/16"X 6-11/16"(20X170mm), 10mm Diameter Shank Fits Bosch Dewalt Milwaukee Hilti and Other SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drills
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If it works, remember that it is set up in a way that accommodates rods up to 5/8 and 3/4 inches in diameter. You may be able to drive it 4 feet to make the shorter distance with enough grip.
I'm sorry, but it is not supposed to spin any rod, copper Put the hammer drill on hammer only so that you are driving it into the ground instead of drilling it. It's my hope that this helps.
It is able to drive 1/2" rebar without difficulty. On the way there, I drove three miles I have rebar that is at least four feet long without any problems.
There is a difference between a SDS and a There is also a difference in shaft. A specification for a safety data sheet SDS drills cannot be used with the Plus.
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I am glad someone has thought of this since I hate pounding in 8 foot ground rods. My body takes a beating just finishing the ground rod installation. We tried this well-made looking tool. While the tool did pound in an 8 foot rod with one of today's Bosch rotary hammer drills on the hammer-drill setting, it did the job for less than a minute. Setting is the only option. You will likely only find SDS-based products if you do a little more research In a nutshell, MAX rotary hammer drills with a 2" chuck can likely pound a hole in the ground with the drill's ability to exert 20 ft/lbs. , and currently costing more than $1000.
If you are using a lower rating SDS/hammer only drill, it will likely fail as it will pound in the rod much further than a few inches and will mushroom the top when it's penetrated (Using the SDS drill to mushroom the top was more successful than just using a pole pounder to do the job. Should have no trouble installing the shorter ground rods of four feet in sandy/loose soil and much easier to do with shorter Other than this, I just resorted to using the old post pole pounder followed by the sledgehammer to finish it all off.
An 8' ground rod can be a pain in the ass to drive in with a sledge hammer, as anyone who has done so can attest to. I used this bit along with my hammer drill to make this fast and easy.
It is well made and indestructible, and shipping is fast. After I clicked BUY, I think it arrived a few seconds later. I actually have one day to spare. I mushroomed the end of a ground rod even though the steel is TOUGH. As far as machining and heat treating go, it was excellent, it snicked in and didn't jam even a little after 30 minutes. I will now tell you the bad news. Shale that is thick and layered will not provide enough leverage to drive a ground rod through. I was hammering away on this thing and my drill was having no problem, although my ground rod was getting I would prefer not to return it, but they will take it back. The ability to sink rebar so easily is very handy.
In general, it seems to be a well-made driver. But when I put it to the test it only held up somewhat but didn't perform as well as I wanted. The area around foundations may have worked fine if the ground had been completely dirt, but in reality, there are a lot of rocks and debris in the area. As soon as the driver had walked a few feet it stopped and we had to use sledge hammers to push it back. It might be helpful to have a SDS It would be better to put more weight behind the driver in the maximum version. There is nothing to complain about about this item, but you might need to do a little extra work if your soil isn't perfect.
Using this ground rod driver adapter, I've been able to drive 5/8" x 8' galvanized ground rods with my Dewalt 20V DCH133B SDS+ rotary hammer with a 5Ah battery. My soil composition is such that I seldom need to get the sledge hammer out of my truck, since it usually works well enough. It's probably about five out of ten for me The rods take me about a minute to set sometimes a couple of minutes longer, but at least I don't have to wear myself out by getting the rotary hammer set up just for a couple of I have been using this adapter for quite some time and it seems to be decently made so far. Furthermore, the price of it here on Amazon is very reasonable, so I am pleased with it and will buy it again when the time comes.
In my search for a spot that wasn't full of big rocks, I drove the ground rod into the earth.
It appears to be well made. It took me no time to drive two ground rods during a time of drought in heavy clay soil. With an SDS-80 you can do this in just a few minutes I like this better than the sledgehammer method since it does not mushroom the ground rods and it is a greater size than a standard hammer drill.
It took me less than 10 minutes to set up and sink two rods. Two ground rods were installed in under 10 minutes with this tool, including setup with an extension cable and a sds drill. They are 8 feet long and 5/8" in diameter. For such a task, I would have had to pay a beau coup to an electrician. It proved to be a mistake. I did not expect it would last. Despite the fact that it did this job, it still seems like it knew what it was doing Several jobs and several years are likely to be accomplished with it.