Tomahawk Concrete Scarifiers: Everything You Need To Know


Regularly used in the construction industry, concrete scarifiers are a great tool to use for surface prep in various types of projects. Scarifiers have multiple uses and benefits, as they cut or “scar” concrete to create your desired surface texture and leveling. 

Here’s everything you need to know about concrete scarifiers at Tomahawk:


What They Do 

Scarifiers leave surfaces clean, textured, or roughened. Cutting tools such as blades, cutters, and washers surround a drum. As the drum rotates at a high speed, the cutting tools rapidly chip away the concrete. Depending on the finish you are looking for, cutting tools can vary in diameter, width, quantity, and style. This heavy-duty equipment targets deep concrete, helping you remove layers efficiently. 

Why Are They Used

There are various ways in which scarifiers can be used. Many of these projects include: 

  • Surface and Marking Removal
  • Surface Leveling
  • Sidewalk and Trip Hazard Repair
  • Floor Grinding
  • Concrete Grinding
  • Traffic Line Removal
  • Asphalt and Concrete Line Removal
  • Concrete Edging
  • Surface Texturing and Grooving
  • Cleaning and texturing concrete and asphalt
  • Concrete reduction and scabbing
  • Removal of roof chippings
  • Grooving applications
  • Cleaning concrete form-work and shuttering
  • Non-slip finishes
  • Removal of coatings and plaster

Who Uses Them 

Professionally or personally, scarifiers provide an excellent way to prepare your desired surface for any given project. Those who commonly operatorate scarifiers include:

  • Concrete contractors 
  • Do-It-Yourself people
  • Municipalities 
  • Speciality contractors 
  • Manufacturing 


Tomahawk Power Concrete Scarifiers 

At Tomahawk, we carry two different scarifier models: our JX Series Gas Scarifier and Tomahawk TSCAR-8H Gas Scarifier. Quick and easy to operate, they effectively maximize surface contact with less vibration, improving comfort and efficiency during use. 

Both models are perfect for sidewalk trip hazard repair, floor cleaning and preparation. They are also ideal to use for concrete, coating, traffic line, and marking removal. Powered by an incredible 5.5 HP Honda engine, professionals and DIY’ers can easily scarify, level, and smooth approximately 350-500 sq. ft. per hour of concrete surface at a depth per pass of 1/8 in. 

Our scarifiers include a wheel kit and lifting handle for quick portability around job sites and easy cutting adjustments. 

For more information regarding our scarifiers, visit our online manuals:

Whether you’re working on a big job site or starting a new home improvement project, concrete scarifiers do the heavy work for you and provide you with surface preparation that is quick and effective. 

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