The Block Breaker is a RedPower2 Machine which breaks the block directly in front of its face when a redstone signal is applied to it.


Upon receiving a Redstone signal, the Block Breaker will break the block in front of its block face and drop the block out of the back side. If a Pneumatic Tube, Redstone Tube, or Chest is attached to the block breaker, it will pump the item into said tube, or Chest.


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Iron Pickaxe






Block Breaker


An automatic Cobblestone generator creates cobble using water and lava, which is then broken by the Block Breakers and can be piped back to chests.
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Fitting 4 block breakers on to 1 lava block


  • Despite using an iron pickaxe in the recipe, Block Breaker will break Obsidian and will do so much faster than any normal pickaxe.
  • A Screwdriver or Sonic Screwdriver is required to change the direction of the Block Breaker.

Block Breakers facing different directions.

  • Factions and other land protection mods can prevent Block Breakers from working, so make sure if your server has factions, you do not have your block breakers in a piece of claimed land.
  • If using on a cobble stone generator, having a timer at 1.5 seconds will set off the block breaker right as cobble is generated.
  • Using a block breaker on Ice, Glass, Monster Spawner, or Construction Foam will Not produce anything.
  • Using a block breaker on IC2-machines may turn them into Machine Blocks.
  • Using RedPower2 Wiring such as Red-Alloy Wire will reduce lag from using conventional "vanilla" redstone wire, especially in servers.

Bugs & Errors

  • Block breakers will stop working at the altitude of y = 200 and up.
  • Block Breakers will stop working after some time has passed.
  • Block Breakers are able to break personal safes, even if the block breaker wasn't placed by the safe owner. The Mining Turtle has a similar bug.

Video Tutorial

Tekkit Tutorials - Simple Cobblestone Generator Setup02:38

Tekkit Tutorials - Simple Cobblestone Generator Setup

Technic Tutorials 3603:00

Technic Tutorials 36. Block Breaker

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