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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Demo Hammer Reviews & Rotary Hammers

Our rotary hammer and demo hammer reviews include test of tools from all manufacturers. For concrete professionals, these Pro-driven tests really convey what the guys in the field think. This section of Pro Tool Reviews includes reviews of corded rotary hammers, demo hammers, corded impact wrenches, and more. With cordless drills gaining ground, some applications still require tools with more power. As power tool innovations continue, that gap narrows, but for now some jobs continue to require a cord. Corded Demo Hammer Reviews Some new products have great ergonomics, like Makita AVT technology. This tech comes in their newest rotary hammers and demo hammers. New vibration reduction technology and efficient dust collection have transformed the latest corded demo hammers into OSHA-compliant tools. New lightweight hammers and breakers are even showing up with new brushless motors. Performance is getting better even while the tools get lighter and lighter. The end result gets you less fatigue with just as much drilling. Whether you need a demo hammer, rotary hammer, our Pros have you covered.

Makita 1-3/16-inch Rotary Hammers | HR3001CK and HR3011FCK

Makita Corded 1-3/16-inch Rotary Hammers Feature a Design to Increase Accuracy Makita just launched two 1-3/16-inch corded rotary hammers to increase the accuracy and ergonomics for concrete formers, plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs, ironworkers, and general contractors. The SDS-Plus HR3001CK and HR3011FCK rotary hammers feature a niche size in the market at 1-3/16″, and they feature […]

Hilti TE 70-ATC/AVR SDS-Max Combination Hammer

Hilti TE 70-ATC SDS-Max Combination Hammer

Hilti Next-Gen Combination Hammer Drills 40% Faster in Reinforced Concrete The Hilti TE 70-ATC with AVR presents a next-generation SDS-Max Combination Hammer with 10.7 ft-lbs of impact energy. According to Hilti, this is the most powerful combi-hammer in its class. They say it can help commercial contractors and tradesmen drill up to 40% faster in […]

How Does a Rotary Hammer Work

How Does a Rotary Hammer Work?

Since we cover so many concrete tools, we get a lot of questions about these from readers. We figured it might be a good time to answer the question of exactly how does a rotary hammer work. Hopefully, this article appeals to both tradesmen who use these tools daily as well as those who just […]

Makita HM1213C Demolition Hammer

Makita Brings All of the Power Without the Vibration The Makita HM1213C 23 lb. demolition hammer delivers 18.8 ft-lbs of impact energy from its 14 amp motor. And, while this hammer is chock full o’ power, perhaps the more impressive bit of the release is the inclusion of the Makita AVT handle, which drastically reduces […]

Milwaukee MX FUEL System batteries

Milwaukee MX FUEL Equipment and Batteries | What You Need to Know

Milwaukee has long settled on a trade-focused approach to power tools. They also maintained a ton of consistency and backward-compatibility with their M18 FUEL tools. But what about light equipment? This includes tools that need more power and runtime than M18 currently delivers. Power cutters. Core drills. Bigger tools. To address this type of trade […]

Metabo HPT MultiVolt 1-9-16 in SDS-Max Rotary Hammer

Metabo HPT MultiVolt 1-9/16″ SDS-Max Rotary Hammer – DH36DMAQ2

The Metabo HPT MultiVolt 1-9/16″ SDS-Max Rotary Hammer (model DH36DMAQ2) promises over 10.4 J of impact energy. It works with the company’s 36V MultiVolt batteries or you can insert the AC adapter and convert it into a corded tool. This hybrid functionality makes for a truly unique rotary hammer that solves a variety of problems […]

Review9.6(out of 10)

Bosch 11264EVS 1-5/8″ SDS-Max Combination Hammer Review

Bosch 11264EVS SDS-Max Combination Hammer Smooths out Tough Jobs There’s no denying the power of SDS-Max rotary hammers over SDS-Plus. But the thought of manhandling the weight of a 2″ rotary hammer all day just isn’t that appealing. To see what kind of performance you can expect on the lighter side of SDS-Max, we put […]

Makita 11/16" AVT Rotary Hammer

Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer AWS Ready XRH12TW

If you’re involved in those smaller concrete drilling jobs, the Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer is among the most comprehensive light concrete drilling tools. It’s small, light, cordless, and OSHA Table 1 compliant. Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer Feature Set Table 1 Compliant The Makita XRH12TW rotary hammer includes a dust extractor with HEPA filtration. That’ll keep […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Makita SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: 1-9/16" HR4013C

Makita SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: 1-9/16″ HR4013C

If you’re thinking this Makita SDS-Max rotary hammer looks a lot like the cordless AWS SDS-Max model with a cord, you’re not far off. In fact, the HR4013C is the exact model Makita used as a foundation for the cordless version. While there are some small differences in the placement of a couple of things […]

Hilti TE 3-C SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti TE 3-C SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

So it’s time for a new rotary hammer and you’re ready to make the upgrade to Hilti. While there are plenty of options to choose from, the Hilti TE 3-C is a relatively light and compact SDS-Plus model to get you started on light- to medium-duty masonry applications. Top Features You’ll find all the features […]