Busting up a boulder in your back yard isn’t any fun with a pneumatic hammer. But blowing it up? Sweet. Ezebreak’s Micro-Blaster II employs small powder-filled cartridges to break up smaller rock and concrete bits — without pissing off the neighbors or involving federal authorities. You don’t even need a license to use it!
But before you get to ‘splodin’ you’ve got to drill a hole or two — or more if you’re trying to make a seam — so break out your hammer drill. Then place place the powder filled explosives in the holes. Finally, set off the cartridges pneumatically via the kit’s blaster head safely from up to 25 feet away.
The kit includes a CO2-style tire inflater to provide the burst of air required to set off the boom, but Evebreak claims that even a bicycle pump will do the trick.
Of course, the main benefits of this system are speed and cost. Rather than chipping away with hand tools or buying/renting a jack hammer, you can break and remove rock and concrete from your yard, construction site, or farm with relative ease. But it sounds fun as hell, too. Check out the site below for videos.
The kit costs about $600, and replacement cartridges are available in packs for 100 for around $200.