This (relatively) new 70-pound breaker hammer from Makita features a counterbalance system that reportedly reduces vibration to only 8 m/s^2 — significantly lower than that of competitors. The result: it smashes more concrete and less of your arms and shoulders.
Featuring a 15A motor, this monster bangs away at 1,100 beats per minute. My favorite part, though: the press release says, “lowest noise level in its class at 107 dB!” I know these are loud, but damn — that’s L-O-U-D!
I’ll also admit to always wanting one of these, even though I have no reason whatsoever to have one. I need more concrete right now as opposed to less, but I’d still like to have one. But at a street price of around $1,350, I can only dream.