Metabo HPT 36V MultiVolt 1 9/16-inch SDS Max Rotary Hammer

Metabo HPT’s rotary hammer roster runs deep, with both corded and cordless models for every level of work. Adding to the latter category is the Metabo HPT 36V 1 9/16-inch Rotary Hammer, which utilizes the brand’s MultiVolt battery technology. We’re looking at how this tool improves upon the formula and how it compares to Metabo HPT’s other rotary hammers.

Metabo HPT 36V 1-9/16-inch Rotary Hammer Performance

  • Model: Metabo HPT DH3640DAQ2
  • Speed: 250-500 RPM
  • Impact rate: 1400-2800 BPM
  • Impact energy: 8.6 ft-lbs
  • 4 speed modes
  • Brushless motor
  • Bit shank: SDS Max
  • Vibration reduction
  • Continuous run mode

The DH3640DAQ2 rotary hammer features four speed modes, with speeds ranging from 250 to 500 RPMs. For impact rates, this tool generates 1400 to 2800 BPM with a top impact energy level of 8.6 ft-lbs.

Compared to Metabo HPT’s previous iteration, this model has slightly lower top speeds, as well as a lower max impact rate. However, it steps up in the impact energy department, raising the bar by 11% compared to the DH36DMAQ2 rotary hammer. It also significantly reduces vibration, providing 17% less vibration than the previous model.

The DH3640DAQ2 rotary hammer sticks with a brushless motor and an SDS Max shank. Metabo HPT’s RFC (Reactive Force Control) technology also makes an appearance, cutting power to the motor in the event of a bound bit or tool overload, reducing the potential for injury and damage.

Metabo HPT 36V 1-9/16-inch Rotary Hammer Design

  • Length: 19.6 inches
  • Weight: 14.1 pounds (bare)
  • Drill bit (capacity): 1 9/16 inches
  • Core bit (capacity): 4 1/8 inches
  • Power with Metabo HPT MultiVolt battery or AC adapter

The design team went with a familiar blueprint for the Metabo HPT DH3640DAQ2 rotary hammer. It has the same length as the previous model, at 19.6 inches. As a bare tool, it weighs 14.1 pounds, or around 16.2 pounds when you add in a 36V MultiVolt battery.

Speaking of the MultiVolt system, there are a few options when it comes to powering this tool. You can use any 18V/36V MultiVolt battery, or use an AC adapter (buy here) for all-day runtime.

Note: Keep in mind that there are no kit options at the time of writing, so if you’re not already on Metabo HPT’s MultiVolt platform, make sure you pick up a battery or two to get started.

Additional Features

  • One-push bit mounting
  • 360° side handle
  • Onboard LED light

Metabo HPT 36V 1-9/16-inch Rotary Hammer Price

This rotary hammer retails for $499 as a bare tool and we’re not seeing any kit options at the time of writing. You can find it at your favorite Metabo HPT retailer. The brand backs your purchase with a 1-year warranty on the tool.

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