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Old 10-23-2018, 07:44 PM   #21
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Re: Question Should I Get A Corded Or Cordless Hammer Drill


Hammer drills suck, they are noisy, vibrate like crazy and are not that good at drilling anything that is tougher than a cmu wall

I Have a dewalt cordless 20v sds plus and a Bosch corded sds max

After using any sort of sds drill you will never use a hammer drill for drilling again

Sdsís drill through concrete and masonry like butter, the trick is to not use a lot of pressure, just gentle pressure

My sds plus is great, I love that little drill. I mostly use it as a chipping hammer though. It is nice and light and can hold it with one hand

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:55 PM   #22
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Re: Question Should I Get A Corded Or Cordless Hammer Drill


I have a cordless hammer drill and a cordless SDS plus (dewalt xr). I haven't used the hammer function once on that drill. One 30 second hole with the hammer drill would be 3 seconds with the SDS, half the noise.

If it was super rare I would buy a cheap corded SDS. Otherwise, I agree with Inner and I would buy the compact SDS in whatever battery platform you already have.

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Re: Question Should I Get A Corded Or Cordless Hammer Drill


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What brand and model small SDS plus drill did you purchase.
Buy whatever battery platform you own.

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Old 10-23-2018, 09:18 PM   #24
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[QUOTE=Inner10;7393275][quote=JFM constr;7393163]Try it and find out.

I have ,have and had many .I find my cordless milwaukee 2703 about useless in old concrete .i lack the patience .haven't tried the milwaukee 2803 [newest one] out yet .
i have had a useless corded chucked hammer drill and an excellent one .for screws it might make sense to use a chucked yersion since they supply the bit with the better grade screws .
but i pull out a little sds because thats what i have now,oh wait or the low profile dewalt sds . I get a kick out of drilling and setting fastners .All the cool tools involved .
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Did he say how many he needed to do.

6 holes, a hammer drill would be fine. 30 holes a compact roto hammer would be good. Besides, any excuse for a new tool.

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What brand and model small SDS plus drill did you purchase.


Cheapest I could get. Itís a Milwaukee. Not sure of the actual model number, but I paid like $80 for it. Reconditioned I think

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I have a corded 1" Makita AVT rotary hammer and use it over the hammer drill for everything. No comparison. It's big enough to drill anchors and do some light chipping too. It's the kind of tool you'll use all the time if you own one I think.
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If you are on the Makita 18v platform, and you're only looking to drill sub 1/2" holes, the sub-compact SDS-Plus rotary hammer is awesome. It weighs about the same as my Surge impact driver (which is on the heavier side of impact drivers, but not to any significant degree.

It is perfect for Tapcons and 1/4" anchors. Also a nice feature is with a 2.0ah battery it sits flat on its base. It is drill and rotary drill only, so no chipping. I don't have any experience with any other cordless rotary hammers.

I also have a Makita 1-1/8" SDS-Plus which I bought really cheap.. It is okay, drills 3/4" holes at a decent clip. It tends to destroy 3/16" Tapcon bits if you lean on it with any real force which isn't any fault of the tool. I have a Bosch 1-1/8" as well that I don't use often only because the case is broken and won't keep bits inside. It performs more or less the same as the Makita.

Have an SDS-Max that's just used for chipping or digging and a clapped out, old Bosch hammer drill that occasionally gets used to mix cement or plaster which is all it is really good for.
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Tony, I'm curious as to how this project progressed. Did you end up purchasing an SDS?

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