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!

Review8.9(out of 10)
Ridgid MegaMax

Ridgid MegaMax 18V Octane Brushless Multi-Tool

We’ve talked a little bit about the benefits of Ridgid’s new Octane technology on their 18V platform. We also got to see one of the first applications with Ridgid’s 18V Octane brushless reciprocating saw. But it’s the new Ridgid MegaMax that really pushes the new battery/tool/communication system to show off what Ridgid has in mind […]

DeWalt FlexVolt SDS-Max Rotary Hammer 1-7/8": New Tool Tip-Off

DeWalt FlexVolt SDS-Max Rotary Hammer 1-7/8″: New Tool Tip-Off

The latest DeWalt FlexVolt SDS-Max Rotary Hammer is all about pushing the envelope of cordless rotary hammer power. With a 1-7/8″ maximum drilling capacity, it produces 13.3 joules of impact energy. If you’re like most of us that aren’t using joules, that’s 9.8 foot-pounds. That figure puts DeWalt at the top of the power curve […]

Bosch Cordless HEPA Dust Collector

Bosch 18V SDS-Plus Brushless Rotary Hammer GBH18V-26

If you’re looking to go cordless in concrete, the Bosch 18V SDS-Plus Brushless Rotary Hammer is a popular option. Paired with their onboard dust collector, it makes drilling holes in concrete more convenient makes any surprise OSHA inspection a little less tense. SDS-Plus covers a pretty wide range, so where does this option fit into […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Makita Cordless SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: XRH07

Makita Cordless SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: XRH07

Until recently, you needed a cord for any SDS-Max rotary hammer options you might consider. Two cordless models hit the market in the past few years and now Makita turns their gaze to the category. Manufacturers like Makita don’t just spit out tools from concept to 3D print to production in a few months. Their […]

Hilti TE 6-A22 Rotary Hammer Video

So Hilti is one of those beloved brand names in the world of rotary hammers, among other things. Their TE 6-A36 is well-renowned for its ability to serially drill holes in stone and concrete. But as you might imagine, it not only falls on the heavier side of the spectrum, but it also uses a […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hilti TE 6-A36-AVR 36V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti TE 6-A36-AVR 36V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

We’ve reviewed a lot of great rotary hammers from a lot of great manufacturers, but there’s something about the Hilti brand that usually makes a reviewer’s eyes light up. The premium price tag on the company’s tools does little to take the shine away and that’s because the tools are just excellent. In fact, Daniel Elms reviewed Hilti’s […]

Bosch GBH18V-20N

Bosch GBH18V-20N 18V SDS-Plus 3/4″ Rotary Hammer

Bosch has recently announced a new addition to their cordless rotary hammer lineup. The Bosch GBH18V-20N is a 3/4″ cordless rotary hammer that runs on the company’s 18V battery platform that includes the Core18V battery. At a lightweight 5.7 lbs (7 lbs, including the battery), the GBH18V-20N advertises a great performance-to-weight ratio. Considering how well […]

Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Rotary Hammer

Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Rotary Hammer

Expanding the 18V LXT Sub-Compact line, which includes a driver-drill, hammer driver-drill, and impact driver, Makita releases the new 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless 11/16” Rotary Hammer. An ideal tool for use in both tight spaces and overhead applications, the Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Rotary Hammer gives contractors a 18V compact rotary hammer with the size and handling […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer 2715-22 Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Review 2715-22

Cordless rotary hammers may still have some catching up to do with the corded masonry scene, but the Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer is leading the pack. Managing road crews, we end up drilling through concrete and asphalt quite a bit for various repairs and installations, but I’ve been hauling around a generator and […]