Problem: Striking face of the tool may be mushrooming and bending
Likely Cause: Overheating of tool tip
Remedy: Reposition the hammer every 15 seconds
Problem: Brittle fracture with a lip Formation
Likely Cause: Breakage caused by excessive bending. This type of stress is caused by using the wrong working angle or use of the tool for mechanical leverage.
Remedy: Adopt correct working angle and don't move material with the tool.
Problem: Pitting and cracking of the tool bushings.
Likely Cause: Poor grease or lack of greasing causes seizures. Wrong working angle.
Remedy: Use recommended quality grease.
Problem: Seizing in the tool bushing-Fatigue fracture that starts from the tool surface.
Likely Cause: Strong side load and striking at the same time causes tool-bushing surface to be damaged. Caused by wrong working angle and/or wrong or insufficient lubrication.
Remedy: Adopt correct working angle.
Problem: Breaking of the tool at groove area or heavy wear on tool retainer pin.
Likely cause: Idle strokes/blank firing.
Remedy: Ensure operator fires only when proper placement on material.