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!

Hilti Nuron TE 4-22 Compact SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti Nuron TE 4-22 Compact SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti Nuron TE 4-22 Raises The Bar For SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Power The Hilti Nuron TE 4-22 compact rotary hammer caught our eye for a couple of reasons. First, this is the first compact rotary hammer we’ve seen from Hiltiu with both Active Torque Control (ATC) and Active Vibration Reduction (AVR). Both features play a […]

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Compact 5/8-Inch Rotary Hammer

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Compact Lineup Welcomes A 5/8-Inch Rotary Hammer Drilling into concrete can be an arduous task if you don’t have the right tool. Hammer drills are great but sometimes you need more impact energy to work efficiently. Ryobi aims to make the process less daunting with the launch of its 18V […]

DeWalt 20V Max Atomic Rotary Hammer DCH172

DeWalt 20V Max Atomic 5/8-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer DCH172

DeWalt DCH172 Rotary Hammer Delivers a Compact, Lightweight Design We recently tested DeWalt’s compact 12V Xtreme cordless rotary hammer here in our shop and it’s a great option for hammer drilling smaller holes when weight or size is a concern. For those of you thinking, “that’s great, but I’m not using DeWalt 12V tools,” we […]

Hilti Nuron TE 30-22 Cordless SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti Nuron TE 30-22 Cordless SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti Nuron TE 30-22 Raises The Bar For SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Power There’s no question Hilti knows concrete, so when the product teams set out to revamp its entire cordless system with Nuron technology, we were naturally curious what that means for rotary hammers. Looking at the high end of the SDS-Plus range, one of […]

Bosch GBH18V-28DC Rotary Hammer with Dust Collector

Bosch GBH18V-28DC 1 1/8-inch Rotary Hammer with Dust Collector

Bosch Cordless 1-Inch Rotary Hammer Cuts the Cord on Popular Corded Model Bosch’s introduction of their Core18V battery line opens up more power availability. Bosch has now hit the point where their cordless battery-powered rotary hammers exceed the power of their corded models. The Bosch GBH18V-28DC 1 1/8-inch rotary hammer with GDE28D dust collector provides […]

DeWalt DCH416 60V Max FlexVolt 1 1/4-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

DeWalt DCH416 60V Max FlexVolt 1 1/4-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

DeWalt DCH416 60V Max FlexVolt Rotary Hammer Opens Up 1 1/4-Inch Class DeWalt is expanding its FlexVolt rotary hammer portfolio with the DeWalt DCH416, a 1 1/4-inch SDS-Plus model. As the least powerful of the 60V Max line, why is it worth your consideration? We got our hands on one to find out. For your […]

DeWalt Xtreme 12V Max Brushless Rotary Hammer DCH072G2

DeWalt 12V Rotary Hammer Makes A Strong Case For Compact Tools Many Pros tend to make a beeline right to the 18V/20V Max models when looking for new power tools. However, 12V tools can do a lot of the same work and they’re getting even more capable with today’s technology. The DeWalt 12V Max Xtreme […]

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 […]