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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 […]

What is Tungsten Carbide and Why is it So Popular on Tool Accessories?

Tungsten carbide is all over the power tool industry. Often shortened to just carbide, there are actually more blends than just with tungsten. Quite often, we get asked the question: “What is tungsten carbide?” To give you the best possible answer, we interview manufacturers. We wanted to dig a little deeper into this material to […]

FLEX 24V Cordless 1-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer FX1551A-Z

FLEX 24V Cordless 1-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer FX1551A-Z

Flex Continues to Add Heavy Hitters to Their 24V Cordless Lineup Shifting our coverage over to masonry, the Flex 24V Cordless 1-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer is making a variety of tasks more convenient with the addition of an interchangeable 1/2-inch keyless chuck standard in the box. More is possible with fewer tools in the bag, […]

Makita HR3001CK Rotary Hammers

Makita 1-3/16-inch Rotary Hammers | HR3001CK and HR3011FCK

Makita Corded 1-3/16-inch Rotary Hammers Feature a Design to Increase Accuracy Makita just launched two 1-3/16-inch corded rotary hammers to increase the accuracy and ergonomics for concrete formers, plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs, ironworkers, and general contractors. The SDS-Plus HR3001CK and HR3011FCK rotary hammers feature a niche size in the market at 1-3/16″, and they feature […]

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 […]

Kobalt XTR Hammer Drill | Types of Drills

Types Of Drills And When To Use Them Video Review

In its simplest form, a drill is a tool that uses rotation or a chipping motion to make a hole. That’s a wide-open definition and includes everything from dental drills to tunnel boring machines. We’re going to focus on the types of drills we commonly use in construction and around the house. Before we get too far […]

Milwaukee Hammervac

Milwaukee Hammervac M12 Universal Dust Extractor

Because of increased crackdowns on silica dust regulations and added awareness as to the dangers of dust inhalation in the workplace, dust extraction has become a “need to have” feature. Milwaukee released its first universal M12 Hammervac dust extractor almost a decade ago. Now, the company updated and upgraded the system for better performance. Not […]

How Does a Rotary Hammer Work

How Does a Rotary Hammer Work?

Since we cover so many concrete tools, we get a lot of questions about these from readers. We figured it might be a good time to answer the question of exactly how does a rotary hammer work. Hopefully, this article appeals to both tradesmen who use these tools daily as well as those who just […]