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!

Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger Battery Charger

New Ryobi Tools: Spring 2016 Update

18V Super Charger and One+ 18V Products Highlight New Ryobi Tools Only a couple times a year do we get to see the new Ryobi Tools come out. The company prefers to send out the information in groups rather than one at a time like other brands. The benefit to us is that it’s like a […]

M18 Fuel SDS Plus Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS Plus Rotary Hammers

MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL SDS PLUS ROTARY HAMMERS OUTPERFORM THE BIG BOYS’ CORDED MODELS As we watch the M18 Fuel lineup expand, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS Plus Rotary Hammers are something to be excited about. One thing I love about Milwaukee’s innovation in the cordless market is that they tell their engineers and product managers to […]

Hilti TE 70 Combihammer ATC/AVR

Hilti’s newest generation of combihammers brings a focus on impressive performance combined with comfort and safety with the TE-70 ATC/AVR. The Hilti TE 70 combihammer already delivers best in class performance with its 1800 watt motor, giving it the power to chew through concrete, stone, and masonry. To improve comfort, the TE-70 has been upgraded to include Active Vibration […]

Makita AVT Rotary Hammer Drills Preview

Makita has introduced two new 1″ rotary hammers. The HR2611F and HR2621 are part of the AVT (Anti-Vibration Technology) line up of tools. TheMakita AVT Rotary Hammer Drills are both 1″ models and feature a piston counterbalance system and damper spring at the base of the impact bolt that work together to reduce the effect […]

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Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Rotary Hammer Review

I first saw the Hilti TE 30-A36 cordless rotary hammer a few years ago in a training lab at the company’s global headquarters in Liechtenstein. Back then, I got to run an early version of the tool to drill through concrete test slabs, and I was intrigued by the manufacturer’s goal of making the fastest-drilling SDS Plus […]

Milwaukee M12 Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee M12 Rotary Hammer 2412-22XC

Ask anyone who drills into concrete for a living and you’ll find that users of rotary hammers are clamoring for SDS-Plus cordless solutions. You try hauling a typical SDS-Plus hammer around all day! Think about how nice it would be to shave off a pound or so while you’re drilling. Since around 80% of concrete […]

Bosch RH228VC Bulldog Xtreme Max Rotary Hammer Preview

Bosch RH228VC Bulldog Xtreme Max Rotary Hammer Preview

Bosch broke new naming records when it announced the RH228VC Bulldog Xtreme Max Rotary Hammer. I mean, it’s got to be good to be named Bulldog AND Xtreme AND Max. In actuality, we think it probably should have been named the Bosch RH228VC Bulldog Pitbull Super Xtreme Ultra Max Premium Vibration Control Rotary Hammer, but maybe we’re a bit more adventurous than the product managers over at Bosch (you know who you are!) We’re certainly more facetious. Bosch specifically designed the RH228VC to master both power and vibration control. As a result, the hammer – according to Bosch – delivers 40 percent more speed, 20 percent more power (2.4 ft lbs) and up to 30 percent less vibration (12 m/s2) than a majority of the other rotary hammers in its class.

Milwaukee 5263-21 5/8" SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Preview

Milwaukee 5263-21 5/8″ SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Preview

It’s the day of rotary hammers, as Milwaukee introduces a new 5/8″ SDS Plus Rotary Hammer in addition to an M18 model we covered previously and a 7/8″ rotary hammer drill that retails for just $199. With regard to the 5263-21 5/8″ model, Milwaukee claims it as the “lightest and most compact” rotary hammer in its class. The tool measures just 10.9″ long and looks like a corded version of the 2605-22 M18 Cordless 5/8″ Rotary Hammer Drill. But get this – it weighs only 4.6 lbs! This is a dream hammer for drilling overhead or when you happen to not have a lot of room to maneuver. Even with its compact form factor, however, this tool has a full 1.5 ft-lbs of impact energy and features an astoundingly fast 0-3700 RPM and 0-4400 bpm. With this kind of performance it’s going to be plenty powerful enough to drill the kind of holes required by professional electrticians, plumbers and other journeymen or professionals.

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.

Bosch RH432VCQ SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Preview

Bosch RH432VCQ SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Preview

Bosch has incorporated its patented Active Vibration Control technology into the Bulldog 1-1/8-inch SDS-Plus RH328VC, RH328VCQ, and 1-1/4-inch Bosch RH432VCQ SDS-Plus Rotary Hammers. This technology reduces vibration in both the hammer mechanism and the grip area. It drops overall vibration by as much as 50 percent. Bosch RH432VCQ SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Features The Bosch RH432VCQ […]