We’ve assembled all of the current top of the line models into a 2017 Heavy Duty 18V Hammer Drills Buying Guide that we keep updated with the latest features and specs from all of the manufacturers. What you’ll want to do when you look through this list is note whether your priority is battery power (run-time), ergonomics (low weight), speed, torque & power, or value. Depending upon what you’re looking for, this updated list of the latest heavy-duty models will answer the question of which model is right for you. Plus, we’ve included some of the best places to buy the tools when you’re ready. We’ve also given you links at the bottom to preview articles or tool reviews we may have written on those models.
Current 2017 Hammer Drills Lineup
These are the current line-up of heavy duty 18V hammer drills on the market—the tools you’ll reach for when you want to sink a lag bolt, use a hole saw, or otherwise tackle a high-torque application. Some of these tools will do better than others, but there are also some good compromises if you want to save some money and don’t plan on using the tool for ultra high torque applications. If your priority is light weight, however, check out our 2015 Best Compact 18V Hammer Drill Buying Guide for additional recommendations. We also did a hands-on 18V hammer drill shootout that should give you a good idea of real-world performance. If you intend on doing a lot of concrete drilling, check out our 18V SDS-Plus rotary hammer round-up article.
2017 Heavy Duty 18V Hammer Drills Buying Guide
Check out the rest of our Tool Buying Guides for even more recommendations.