Lightweight sledgehammers range from 2 to 6 pounds. They are mostly used along with chisels, punches, and star drills for precise demolition projects, like cracking floor tile or tub surrounds. A sledgehammer with 2 - 4 pound head and a 14-inch handle might be a good choice for small projects around the home.
Standard sledge hammers measure between 7 and 15 pounds with a 36-inch handle. Typical projects for a standard-size sledge hammer include breaking concrete, removing walls, striking metal and wood, or doing other DIY demolition and renovation tasks.
Heavy-duty sledgehammers have heads that weigh 16 pounds or more. These massive sledgehammers are intended for demolition professionals who can use the added weight effectively for breaking stones, concrete, brick, and other hardened materials.
A sledge hammer is a heavy duty hammer used for demolition work that requires great force. It has a large, flat metal head attached to a long handle. It is a tool widely used in construction work, such as Home Demolition, Removing Exterior Walls, Breaking Concrete Slabs, Driving Bolts into Concrete and etc.
The length of the handle allows the tool to gain momentum as it swings, and the heavy metal head produces amplified force compared to the usual hammer. The power of the hammer comes from a long swing range and must be used with both hands. The swinging action is similar to using an axe.