Makinex Lift Assist for jackhammers and demo

Makinex Lift Assist lets the pneumatic hammer do the job

With the average pneumatic jackhammer operating at over 1200 blows per minute, it’s safe to say that demolition work can put strain on your equipment and your body. This work puts stress on the back from repeatedly lifting a heavy tool. It can also be difficult to maintain the correct angle on the chisel as the day drags on. In response to this abuse, the Makinex Lift Assist will be attached to your air hammer to lift the chisel up and out of the concrete after each dip.

To say it reduces stress and fatigue on your body is an understatement. It just makes for more effective demo hammering. The people at the Pro Tool Innovation Awards liked the concept so much that Makinex received a PTIA Award in 2021 for the innovative design of the Lift Assist.

What’s the big deal?

The Makinex Lift Assist weighs 9 lbs and attaches to most air hammers in the 60-90 lbs weight range. Once attached, the lifting aid presses against the ground with a hydraulic foot. This will raise the hammer again to make the next cut.

The Makinex generates 350 lbs of lifting force. This not only lifts the tool back up, but also pulls the buried chisel out of the ground for a smooth exit and transition to the next cut. It works with the same airline that your air hammer already uses, so no additional power or air source is required.

The Makinex Lift Assist is compatible with pneumatic hammers from APT, Ingersoll Rand, Tamco, Atlas Copco, Michigan Pneumatic, Chicago Pneumatic, and others.

To see the Makinex Lift Assist in action, click here.

Other properties

  • The maintenance is identical to the maintenance of your jackhammer: Whenever the hammer is oiled, the Lift Assist is oiled
  • Solid, durable construction
  • Made in the USA


Currently, you can purchase the Makinex Lift Assist from the Makinex website by clicking here. We anticipate it will soon be popping up at every of the major construction retailers that deal in Makinex tools. Makinex currently sells it direct. It costs $ 1,290 and comes with a 1-year warranty.

Technical data of the Makinex Lift Assist

  • Model: Makinex LA90-350
  • Weight: 9 pounds
  • Weight with hammer: 99 lbs
  • Width: 3 inches.
  • Height: 26 inches.
  • Made in the USA
  • 1 year warranty
  • Price: $ 1,290

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