Pile driving hammers are tools that are used in demolition and construction. As the name of the tool implies, it used to forcefully drive a pile into the earth. These used to be powered by diesel fuel or air, but now there are many types of hydraulic pile driver hammers on the market.
The types of hammers available include diesel hammers, drop hammers, single and double-acting steam or compressed air hammers and vibratory pile drivers. Regardless of which type of hammer is being used, the tools perform in the same manner. A heavy weight is placed in the pile to be driven. The weight is then raised using air, steam or diesel power. When the weight reaches the highest point, it is released. The weight then smashes into the pile below, driving it into the ground.