In our Craftsman vs Ryobi hammer drill competition, several people pointed out that we were using different batteries: a 2.0Ah for the Craftsman and a 4.0Ah for the Ryobi. Because most people buy these tools as kits, we tested the kitted batteries. However, most tool enthusiasts know that battery amp hours affect power. But by how much?
To find out, we’re pulling in Makita’s 18V LXT 2.0Ah and 5.0Ah batteries to see just how much of an effect the bigger pack makes. We’ve also selected Makita’s XFD07 drill driver to help us with our testing.