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The Ultimate Tools You Need for Demolition Quiz
by Staff
Demolition can be a fun part of home-remodeling, although clearing the rubble is less enjoyable. To get the job done efficiently, you need the right demolition tools. Take this quiz and see how to be destructive in a positive way.

What do you think is the one of the messiest parts of home renovation?

  • scraping walls
  • painting
  • demolition

Is it always good to just swing that sledgehammer at the wall that needs to come down?

  • First of all, carefully consider all implications.
  • This is the fun part -- swing away.
  • Use a jackhammer, it's quicker.

What is a Pry Bar?

  • place to get information
  • tool used to pry things apart
  • electric separating tool

If you buy two crowbars, which would they be?

  • L-shaped crowbar and a large pry bar
  • lightweight aluminum S-shaped pry bar and a round crowbar
  • a flat pry bar and a medium S-shaped crowbar

What size should the crowbar be?

  • between 18 inches and 2 feet (46 to 61 centimeters)
  • 12 inches (30 centimeters)
  • 3 feet (92 centimeters)

Which other essential tool should accompany the crowbars?

  • protective gloves
  • spirit level
  • a claw hammer

Faced with a demolition job, do you think only one hammer is necessary?

  • a mini-sledgehammer for everything
  • different hammers for different jobs
  • depends on permitted noise level

When is a full-sized sledgehammer absolutely essential?

  • brick wall
  • wood beams
  • drywall

What is a San Angelo Bar?

  • drinking place for demolition experts
  • long pry bar shaped like San Angelo
  • extremely heavy pry bar

When would you use a San Angelo Bar?

  • upper sections of walls
  • floor jobs
  • delicate jobs

Just how heavy is a San Angelo Bar?

  • 17 pounds (7.7 kilograms)
  • 19 pounds (8.6 kilograms)
  • 21 pounds (9.5 kilograms)

Why should you wear a hard hat (helmet)?

  • fashion statement
  • looks professional
  • protection

What safety purpose is served by work gloves?

  • keep your hands clean
  • protection from blisters
  • adhere to metal

Why would you wear a mask?

  • to filter dust
  • to maintain anonymity
  • required by law

What other basic household tool should you always have on hand?

  • angle grinder
  • spirit level
  • screwdrivers