What is the difference between a hammer drill and a rotary hammer?
A hammer drill operates like a traditional drill with a linear percussive action, making it very effective at drilling for masonry projects. On the other hand, rotary hammers create the same hammering motion with a position driven by a crankshaft, producing an even more hammering action. The rotary hammer is heavier and is recommended for professional construction work involving harder concrete. For a light-duty job for soft concrete or brick, a hammer drill is suggested. We carry various types of Rotary Hammers from top brands with various features such as Variable Speed, Depth Gauge, Keyless Chuck, LED Light and Side Handle. Check out the best-selling product, the M18 FUEL 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer (Tool-Only).
The Bosch 11255VSR SDS-plus Bulldog Xtreme 1 In. Rotary Hammer is a versatile, handy tool that features a robust 8.0 Amp motor. From anchoring to large material breaking, it gets the job done right the first time. Engineered in the tradition of legendary Bulldogs, this powerful hammer delivers 2.0 Ft.-Lbs. of impact energy and 0-5,800 no-load BPM, but it weighs just 6.7 Lbs. The multifunction mode selector allows users to easily select among three modes of operation: rotary hammer, rotation only and hammer only. To optimize the chiseling angle, it has Vario-Lock positioning that rotates and locks the chisel in one of 36 different positions. It is Bosch's PRO+GUARD dust system, helping users move toward OSHA Silica Table 1 dust compliance. The hammer is designed with an ergonomic D-handle for comfort. It features a variable-speed reversing trigger for accurate bit starting, and a Bosch-exclusive rotating brush plate, for equal power in forward and reverse. Busy pros will appreciate the tool's HammerHook, which allows the user to hang the tool on the job, and the SDS-plus system provides for tool-free bit changes.
The Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1 in. SDS Plus Rotary Hammer is the next generation of cordless rotary hammer drills delivering users ultimate jobsite performance and productivity. The M18 FUEL 1 in. SDS Plus Rotary Hammer is the fastest drilling rotary hammer in its class, includes AUTOSTOP Control for enhanced safety, and can drill up to (125) 3/8 in. x 2 in. holes per charge when paired with the M18 HIGH OUTPUT XC6.0 Battery. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers users 2 ft.-lbs. of impact energy, 1,330 RPM, and 4,800 BPM, providing speed and power in the most demanding applications. REDLINK PLUS intelligence tool technology ensures maximum rotary drill performance and protects it from overload, overheating, and over-discharge. The M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT XC6.0 Battery delivers 50% more power while running 50% cooler than the M18 REDLITHIUM XC batteries. This hammer provides maximum control and enhanced safety with the AUTOSTOP Kickback Control. This feature prevents over-rotation if the tool gets bound up while users are drilling in rebar or hard aggregate.
Lightweight and fast, the Milwaukee 1 in. SDS D-Handle Rotary Hammer is designed to handle the toughest applications with accuracy and ease. Get up to 40% faster drilling and 15% more life, even in the toughest applications. Designed for the toughest applications, the 1 SDS-Plus D-Handle Rotary Hammer lasts longer and drills faster than other tools in its class. With a powerful 8 Amp motor, it delivers 0 RPM to 1,620 RPM, 0 BPM to 5,860 BPM and 2.1 ft./lbs. of torque. You'll get superior drilling speed without sacrificing the power needed to drill larger holes. At just 6.1 lbs. this rotary hammer is easy to use and helps avoid user fatigue. A mechanical clutch protects the motor when the bit binds and operation offers maximum versatility. The kit includes a side handle, depth rod and carrying case.
Get durability, performance and Constant Power Technology (CPT) for your toughest applications. The Milwaukee 5317-21 1-9/16 in. SDS-Max Rotary Hammer offers a heavy-duty 5.5 ft. lbs. of impact energy for solid performance, even when drilling in hard aggregate. Constant Power Technology ensures consistent drilling power for the toughest applications handled by electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and general construction contractors. A 12-position chipping adjustment lets you maintain the optimum hammer position while chipping in any orientation. A mechanical clutch protects the motor when the bit binds, and two-mode operation offers maximum versatility regardless of the application. The tool comes with a side handle and carrying case.