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Rock Breaker vs. Safe

The Chicago Pneumatic Breaker has the Brown Safe pinned to the ground as it attempts to puncture it.  In 1968, CP patented the first hydraulic breaker in the world, and they still manufacture all their own parts in the same factory it was first built.

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Hosts Brian Unger and Zane Lamprey kick off the premiere episode with a battle pitting a practically impenetrable Brown safe lined with cement and ballistic steel against the Chicago Pneumatic Breaker — a two-story-tall superjackhammer. In the second matchup, Chief AJ — a world-record-holding slingshot marksman — uses his custom-designed HFX slingshot to face off against the Real Sentry Turret Gun, a semi-automatic, motion-detecting paint gun.