May 8, 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 Rotary Hammer

New Makita Rotary Hammer Models Feature HEPA Vacs and AVT

Rotary hammers work well for chipping and drilling in concrete, but they create a lot of dust and vibration. With September 23 right around the corner, the deadline for OSHA silica dust compliance approaches quickly (read more about that here). And with the heavy vibration that comes part and parcel with using a rotary hammer, […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hilti TE 50-AVR SDS-Max Rotary Hammer

Hilti TE 50-AVR SDS-Max Rotary Hammer

It might not be the common form of the adage, but time sure does fly when you’re building stuff. Of course, not every step of the process or every job is fun, but it’s certainly satisfying to create something the customer loves. What never fails to be fun, however, is using a rotary hammer to chip, […]

Metabo 1-inch Combination Hammer KHE D-26 Released

Metabo 1-inch Combination Hammer KHE D-26 Released

Metabo recently introduced the Metabo 1-inch Combination Hammer KHE D-26 for hammer drilling, drilling without impact, and chiseling. This 7-amp rotary hammer has an aluminum alloy housing and features Vario (V)-electronics for variable speeds, Metabo S-automatic torque limiting clutch for bind-ups, a lockable switch, and delivers single blow energy of 1.7 foot-pounds with 5,400 BPM. […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Honey Badger Demo Forks

Honey Badger Demo Fork Review

Very often before the more refined work can begin on a job, the old stuff has got to go. The problem is that the old stuff wasn’t put in place to be temporary – it’s stuck there. So you need a tool to apply some brute force to “encourage” it to make way for new […]

Bosch Bulldog Xtreme Max SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Bosch Bulldog Xtreme Max SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Bosch recently introduced its newest Bulldog with the Bosch Bulldog Xtreme Max SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer for drilling and chipping in masonry and concrete. This 1-1/8-inch diameter drilling capacity rotary hammer weighs 6.9 pounds, offers drilling, hammer drilling, and chiseling modes. It’s powered by an 8.5-amp motor delivering 2.4 foot-pounds of impact energy with 5,100 no-load BPM […]

Ridgid Gen5X SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Ridgid Gen5X SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Ridgid recently introduced an addition to the Gen5X line with the Ridgid Gen5X SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer. This 7/8-inch rotary hammer features the company’s Extreme Vibration Reduction, a mechanical clutch, a variable position chisel, an auxiliary handle, tool-free adjustment depth gauge, Hex Grip overmold, 1.8 foot-pounds of impact energy up to 4,200 BPM, and 3 modes […]

Bosch GBH2-26 SDS-Plus Bulldog Xtreme Rotary Hammer

Bosch GBH2-26 SDS-Plus Bulldog Xtreme Rotary Hammer

Bosch recently announced a new addition to its deep line of rotary hammers with the Bosch GBH2-26 SDS-Plus Bulldog Xtreme Rotary Hammer. Weighing in at 6.4 pounds, it features an upgraded 8.0-amp motor that delivers 2.0 foot pounds of impact energy. Like most rotary hammers, the latest Bulldog offers three modes: drilling only, hammer drilling, […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Hitachi AC Brushless Rotary Hammer

Metabo HPT DH52MEYM SDS-Max Brushless Rotary Hammer Review

I’m a fortunate guy because there’s no shortage of challenging masonry work. Even if stone is laid the same way it was a hundred years ago, stonework isn’t static. There have been innovations in material, consumer tastes, and, especially, tools. Today’s tool innovations are frequently small, incremental steps that use power more efficiently, respond to […]

Hilti TE 800-AVR Breaker application

Hilti Breaker TE 800-AVR Demolition Hammer

Recently, Hilti introduced a new member of their demolition hammer family – the Hilti Breaker TE 800-AVR. We got to check it out first hand at the 2016 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, and it hits hard and is very comfortable to use. The new corded demo hammer features Hi Drive technology that delivers 15 […]

Makita AVT Technology in its New Rotary Hammers

Makita is adding the new HR4013C AVT Rotary Hammer to its Anti-Vibration Technology line up. This 1-9/16″ rotary hammer boasts up to 45% less vibration while delivering up to 20% more impact energy than previous models. Makita AVT technology reduces vibration by utilizing a counterweight that throws against the force of each blow of the […]