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May 9, 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.

Bosch DH507 demo hammer

Bosch DH507 12 lb SDS-max Demo Hammer

The new Bosch DH507 12 lb SDS-max Demo Hammer is a new powerful, but portable, hammer solution designed to have improved ergonomics and variable bit positioning for flexible use. The new design is great for jobs like tile removal and joint repairs, but it’s strong enough to be used as a mini breaker when needed. […]

Hitachi H41MB SDS-Max demo hammer

Hitachi H41MB SDS-max Demolition Hammer Review

It’s always fun to get a new tool and put it into the hands of somebody who really knows how to use it. Last month we got to toss a Bosch SDS-Max demo hammer to our friend Tata, who works at Tiger Concrete and Screed (TCS), a concrete company based in Lakeland, Florida. Tata works […]

Bosch DH1020VC SDS-Max Demolition Hammer Review

We were fortunate enough to be able to take the brand new Bosch DH1020VC SDS-max Demolition Hammer out for a spin before it even hit the retail market. How do you test a new tool like this? Grab a respected concrete pro, and put it in his hands. Enter Octaveo “Tata” Aceves, who works as […]

DeWalt D25960K 40-pound Demo Hammer Preview

DeWalt D25960K 40-pound Demo Hammer Preview

This week DeWalt announced a new 40-pound Demo Hammer, the D25960K, which is designed to provide heavy-duty performance in a more lightweight design. The DeWalt D25960K demo hammer really fills a great niche between the company’s 20-pound hammers and their 61-pound demo hammers. The tool targets professionals from electricians to plumbers, mechanical, concrete, demolition and general […]

Milwaukee 5262-21 7/8" SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Preview

Milwaukee 5262-21 7/8″ SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Preview

Lightweight rotary hammers are fast becoming the new tool of choice among professionals who need to drop in some large anchors or drill through concrete or cinder block with a bit more performance than you get out of a cordless tool. Milwaukee has just revamped its rotary hammer platform with a new M18 Cordless rotary hammer, but their 5262-21 7/8″ SDS Plus Rotary Hammer is just the ticket when you’ve got enough work to warrant the extra power and versatility. At just 5.8 pounds, this D-handled tool is going to be able to be used overhead without causing your arms to fall off after the first 2 minutes of drilling. In fact, Milwaukee, in order to keep the price point where it is, opted out of active vibration reduction, relying instead on the low weight to help the user with any overhead work.

Makita HM0870C 11 lb Demolition Hammer Preview

Makita HM0870C 11 lb Demolition Hammer Preview

At the 2011 World of Concrete (WoC) show this year, Makita unleashed a new hard hitting demolition hammer that uses less weight to accomplish more. The demo hammer, which accepts SDS-Max bits, weighs only 11.1 lbs. and is ideally suited for horizontal work and jobs where you just don’t want to lift a heavier hammer off the ground. The new tool comes with an Electronic Speed Control that automatically applies additional power to the motor to maintain speed under load to complete the most challenging jobs. It also features a soft start motor to suppress start-up reaction and current draw for more control and better accuracy.

Bosch BH2760VC Brute Breaker Hammer Announced

Bosch BH2760VC Brute Breaker Hammer

The Bosch BH2760VC Brute Breaker quickly surpassed its predecessor, the 11304 Brute. It increased performance while lowering vibration. We got to put our hands on this beauty back in 2010 and it was a blast to use. The Brute’s hammer mechanism provides up to 60 percent more impact energy than the 11304 while reducing vibration […]

Bosch 11335K Jack Breaker Hammer

Bosch 11335K Jack Breaker Hammer

Bosch 11335K 35-Pound 1-1/8-Inch Jack Hammer Kit features an impact force of 34 ft.-lbs and powerful 1750 W motor. This tool also includes an exclusive active vibration control shock absorbing top handle reduces vibration by up to 40%, an in-line Design with multiple grip positions for maximum performance in angled, horizontal, and vertical applications. Also, it offers large main handle that increased control and handling, well positioned lock on switch, a 360° Articulating Auxiliary Handle that provides a wide range of movement along with operator comfort, Carrying Case with Wheels for convenient storage and easy transportation, 2 Way Tool Retainer that accepts standard 1-1/8″ (28mm) hex, air tool steel with retaining collar or Bosch internal locking combo stee, plus all Metal Housing for jobsite durability.