Magazine article Wired

Deconstruction Zone: Gearhead Monster Smash

Magazine article Wired

Deconstruction Zone: Gearhead Monster Smash

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DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

GEARHEAD MONSTER SMASH

The first--and best--part of any renovation project is the demolition. With these burly tools in your arsenal, you can destroy entire worlds. Or at least old countertops.

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Bosch 36 V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

A key step in any kitchen redo: pulverizing every inch of that tile floor. Bosch's machine gun of a rotary hammer can chisel, drill, and flat-out decimate any surface--just swap in different bits. The beefy 36-volt battery will deliver hours of cordless mayhem.

Ironclad Industrial Impact Gloves

These reinforced finger-savers are nimble enough for finer work, but generous thermoplastic rubber plates keep your knuckles and metacarpals intact when crushing time comes. A grooved palm (from footwear maker Vibram) keeps the tools in your hands.

Fiskars IsoCore 10-Pound Sledge Hammer

This sledge has a chisel-shaped face on the back of its traditional hammerhead. …

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