The Slammer is a sharp and heavy piece of equipment with the potential to severely injure. Follow these guidelines to use the Slammer safely.
Be aware of objects and cables underground. Always know before you start digging.
Use Eye Protection
Objects may become airborne when using the Slammer.
Use Ear Protection
The Slammer produces a loud repetitive noise.
Wear Protective Footwear
Grip the upper section. Take care not to trap fingers or hands in between two parts.
We recommend these steps to help your Slammer last a lifetime
Clean the Slammer regularly keeping it dry and free of dirt
Separate the inner shaft from the outer shaft and blade. Oil both parts of the Slammer regularly.
Use a file or grinder to keep the Slammer blade sharp.
The Slammer comes with a woollen noise-dampening device inside the shaft. This will need to be periodically replaced based on usage. You can use a 25cm x 3cm strip of a woollen blanket or purchase a baffle pack from our shop.
Under incredibly heavy loads, the Slammer may bend. In this case, it can easily be straightened. Find the apex of the radius and apply pressure in the opposite direction or take the tool to your local engineer.
Over a long period of use the Rammer bolts may need to be replaced. Make sure to replace with high-quality steel bolts.