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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Rotary Hammer Reviews

Our cordless rotary hammer reviews include 36V SDS Max models as well as 18V and 12V SDS Plus tools. These tools excel at drilling and chipping concrete. It wasn’t long ago that a cordless SDS-Max rotary hammer simply didn’t exist. That has all changed thanks to rapidly-advancing lithium-ion battery technology. Now, manufacturers have brought products like the Milwaukee M18 SDS-Max rotary hammer and the Hitachi DH52MEY SDS-Max rotary hammer to concrete Pros. We’ve put both into the hands of concrete professionals. It’s easy to see the changes (for the better) a cordless tool like this brings to the jobsite. Professional Cordless Rotary Hammer Reviews We expect this review section to expand greatly over time as more cordless rotary hammer reviews get published. Manufacturers have scheduled even larger cordless rotary and demo tools to enter the jobsite market. We can only imagine that the next generation of batteries will allow for even more power and run-time. So far, both the drilling speed and the length of time you can use these tools has impressed everyone. Will Pros turn to cordless for these larger tools? Let us know what you think!

XRH08 36V X2 rotary hammer chisel tip

Makita XRH08 18V X2 Brushless Rotary Hammer Review

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Ryobi HP Brushless Rotary Hammer P223

Can Ryobi One+ HP Rotary Hammer Redefine Power and Performance? The Ryobi HP 1″ brushless rotary hammer represents the latest entry in their High Performance line of 18V power tools. It delivers more power with significantly less vibration than their last rotary hammer, the P222. With 75% more impact energy, the P223 rotary hammer lets […]

Using Hammer Drills VS Rotary Hammers

Rotary Hammer vs Hammer Drill | Looking Inside

So you’ve got some holes to drill. In concrete. Well, that changes things. Sure, you might be able to get by with a regular drill and a masonry bit, but then again you might not. It depends on how hard the concrete is, how much aggregate is in the mix, and how many holes you […]

Milwaukee Hammervac

Milwaukee Hammervac M12 Universal Dust Extractor Preview

Because of increased crackdowns on air quality regulations and added awareness as to the dangers of dust inhalation in the workplace, dust extraction is becoming a “need” now more than a “nice to have” feature. Seeing this, and having received tons of industry feedback, Milwaukee set to work on a solution that would work, not only with their own cordless rotary hammers, but any current SDS-Plus model used in the industry today. That’s how the M12 Hammervac Universal Dust Extractor was born. Current systems use hoses and vacuums or have a corded system that only works with a single hammer. For those all-in-one solutions that are on the market – well, they work pretty well, but they also tie the vacuum feature to a single tool (even within a manufacturer, making you buy several systems for each type of rotary hammer you use). The design goal with the Hammervac was to truly kill all the cords, and also make a system that was actually universal.

Makita Mid-Size Demo Hammers

Makita Corded Mid-Size Demolition Hammers

Makita Adds New Demo Hammers to Lineup Joining the Makita lineup comes the HM1213C 23 lb. and HM0871C 12 lb. demolition hammers. Both of the Makita Mid-Size Demolition Hammers sport Anti-Vibration Technology, which provides a counterbalance to take the sting out of these inherently violent tools. They also possess several motor protection features to keep […]

Makita HM0871C demolition hammer

Makita HM0871C Demolition Hammer

Compact Makita Demolition Hammer Packs a Punch The compact 12 lb. Makita HM0871C demolition hammer excels in overhead applications. But, don’t let its size fool you. Based on the numbers this hammer should deliver plenty of power while reducing vibration for the user. How Does this Makita Demolition Hammer Perform? The 10-amp motor on the […]

Kobalt 24V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Kobalt 24V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer KRH 124B-03

Kobalt 24V Platform Adds Rotary Hammer for Masonry Tasks Users on the Kobalt 24V battery platform now have access to an SDS-Plus rotary hammer in addition to the 40+ tools already available. With 4 modes of operation, the cordless Kobalt KRH 124B-03 handles drilling through concrete block and brick quickly. The chisel-rotation mode is also […]

DeWalt FlexVolt 2-inch SDS Max Combination Hammer

DeWalt FlexVolt 2-inch SDS Max Combination Hammer Hands-on Review

With 19.4 joules of impact energy, the DeWalt FlexVolt 2-inch SDS Max Combination Hammer is currently the king of its cordless category. While it proves to bring quick demolition to concrete whether chipping or drilling, its safety and anti-vibration features make it easy on the user. We used it to remove a rebar-reinforced concrete-filled cinderblock […]

DeWalt DCH614 SDS-Max Combination Hammer

DeWalt Cordless 1-3/4″ Combination Hammer DCH614 | Hands-on Testing

DeWalt’s New Cordless Combination Hammer Handles the Toughest Concrete We got our hands on the DeWalt Cordless 1-3/4″ Combination Hammer at the 2020 World of Concrete. This tool marks the latest addition to the growing lineup of DeWalt cordless SDS Max rotary hammers. The DeWalt DCH614 SDS-Max combination hammer runs off the company’s 60V FlexVolt […]

Hilti TE 500-A36 cordless breaker

Hilti Cordless Breaker with AVR | TE 500-A36 Hands-on

Hilti Shows Off New Cordless Concrete Breaker We had a chance to test out the new Hilti TE 500-A36 cordless concrete breaker at the 2020 World of Concrete. The new Hilti breaker does all of the “heavy lifting” you need from a concrete breaker, but it does it with a 36V battery to give you […]