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SDS-Max

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 […]

Bosch Speed Clean Rotary Hammer Bits

Bosch Speed Clean Rotary Hammer Bits

Bosch Speed Clean rotary hammer bits are Bosch’s solution to make chemical anchor installation easier and less time-consuming The general process of setting a chemical anchor correctly takes six steps – drill, blow, brush, blow, fill with chemical adhesive, and set the anchor. By using Bosch Speed Clean rotary hammer bits, you can eliminate the […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Makita Cordless SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: XRH07

Makita Cordless SDS-Max Rotary Hammer: XRH07

Until recently, you needed a cord for any SDS-Max rotary hammer options you might consider. Two cordless models hit the market in the past few years and now Makita turns their gaze to the category. Manufacturers like Makita don’t just spit out tools from concept to 3D print to production in a few months. Their […]

Best DeWalt Tools at World of Concrete 2018

Best DeWalt Tools at World of Concrete 2018

There was plenty of buzz around the DeWalt booth in Las Vegas this year. Our friends in yellow and black always have a lot to show off, both within the concrete industry and with their general tool lineup. Now that OSHA’s silica dust regulations are in full force, it was also a good time to […]

Milwaukee SDS-Max Drill Bits Reach Next Generation

Milwaukee SDS-Max Drill Bits Reach Next Generation

Milwaukee Tool recently introduced its Next Generation Milwaukee SDS-Max Drill Bits and Self-Sharpening Chisels. The new Self-Sharpening Chisels feature an optimized tip geometry designed to sharpen evenly. The 3/8- to 2-inch diameter SDS-Max Drill Bits feature a design with breaker points and variable flutes that widen near the tip as well as rebar guards at the tip. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer 2715-22 Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Review 2715-22

Cordless rotary hammers may still have some catching up to do with the corded masonry scene, but the Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer is leading the pack. Managing road crews, we end up drilling through concrete and asphalt quite a bit for various repairs and installations, but I’ve been hauling around a generator and […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS Max Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee M18 FUEL SDS Max Rotary Hammer 2717

I might have thought you were pulling my leg if you told me just a few years ago that I could get work done with a cordless SDS Max rotary hammer. But here I am today with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS Max Rotary Hammer in hand. It’s the Milwaukee 9.0 amp hour battery that […]

DeWalt 60V Max SDS-Max Rotary Hammer

DeWalt 60V Max SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Video Preview

World of Concrete 2017 offered up plenty of compelling tools. What you don’t necessarily expect to find is a heavy focus on cordless options at a concrete show, but there were some gems. We found the new DeWalt 60V Max SDS-Max Rotary Hammer on display and couldn’t wait to get it in our hands. There’s […]

Review7.0(out of 10)
tile demo Makita SDS-Max floor scraper

Makita SDS-Max Floor Scraper

We recently installed a Pergo Outlast laminate floor into a bungalow home. To do so we had to remove the tile which was covering the entire living and dining rooms. Clearly, that would involve a considerable amount of demo. For the 400 square feet we were looking at, it was unthinkable that we would go at the job manually. We […]