What is the difference between a hammer drill and impact driver?
The difference between a hammer drill and an impact drill lies in the mechanism that powers the rotational action and the types of drill bits used. The mechanism of a hammer drill results in a linear forward force, thereby combining chiseling and drilling in one tool. For an impact drill, the force is delivered perpendicular to the bit. Hammer drills have chucks, while impact drivers have a quick-release clamp. Impact drivers are suitable for projects involving driving bolts or screws in wood or metal but do not perform well for drilling purposes. A hammer drill is an excellent tool for drilling but performs well, especially for drilling into concrete or masonry. We carry various types of Makita Hammer Drills from top brands with various features such as Variable Speed, LED Light, Keyless Chuck, Cushioned Grip and Forward/Reverse Switch. Check out our most reviewed product, the 6.6 Amp 3/4 in. Corded Hammer Drill with Torque Limiter Side Handle Depth Gauge Chuck Key Hard Case.
What types of chuck are available within Makita Hammer Drills?
Within Makita Hammer Drills, there are various types of chuck available such as Keyless and Keyed.