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Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Closeup

Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit

Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Bits Crush it in Performance When a product has descriptors like “Xtreme”, you expect a lot from it. So the Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit, with its 100% Bosch-made carbide head, has a lot of swagger and the specs to back it up. The company describes the bits’ […]

Review8.8(out of 10)

Milwaukee 2718-22HD M18 Fuel SDS Max Rotary Hammer with One Key

Milwaukee 2718-22HD Moves the M18 Fuel SDS Max Rotary Hammer to 1-3/4″ Power Cordless rotary hammers continue to get more powerful as better batteries offer more efficient energy transfer. The M18 RedLithium High Output battery series does that for the Milwaukee 2718-22HD M18 Fuel SDS Max Rotary Hammer with One Key. Is 8.1 ft-lbs enough […]

Bosch Cordless 1-Inch Rotary Hammer GBH18V-26D

Bosch Cordless 1-Inch Rotary Hammer GBH18V-26D

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. The next step is cutting the cord on one of their most popular corded rotary hammers – the 11255VSR. The new Bosch cordless 1-inch rotary hammer has a similar profile and […]

Makita 11/16" AVT Rotary Hammer

Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer AWS Ready XRH12TW

If you’re involved in those smaller concrete drilling jobs, the Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer is among the most comprehensive light concrete drilling tools. It’s small, light, cordless, and OSHA Table 1 compliant. Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer Feature Set Table 1 Compliant The Makita XRH12TW rotary hammer includes a dust extractor with HEPA filtration. That’ll keep […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Max Rotary Hammer 2718-21HD 01

Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Max Rotary Hammer 1-3/4″ 2718-21HD

The new Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Max rotary hammer is the brand’s most powerful cordless model to date. They’re moving up the food chain thanks to their Next Breakthrough in the M18 Fuel line. The High Output series of RedLithium batteries, highlighted by the 12.0 Ah pack, gives Milwaukee the ability to go after large-frame brushless […]

Hitachi MultiVolt Tools

Hitachi MultiVolt Tools Are Here – And They’re Metabo HPT

Hitachi MultiVolt tools are coming this September with a focus on improving cordless tool power on their new 36V system. To understand the direction Hitachi is taking, it’s helpful to understand their philosophy on the cordless tool side. It’s all about portability first and being able to cut the cord second. 18V gets you the […]

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 […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Makita SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: 1-9/16" HR4013C

Makita SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: 1-9/16″ HR4013C

If you’re thinking this Makita SDS-Max rotary hammer looks a lot like the cordless AWS SDS-Max model with a cord, you’re not far off. In fact, the HR4013C is the exact model Makita used as a foundation for the cordless version. While there are some small differences in the placement of a couple of things […]