It might not be the common form of the adage, but time sure does fly when you’re building stuff. Of course, not every step of the process or every job is fun, but it’s certainly satisfying to create something the customer loves. What never fails to be fun, however, is using a rotary hammer to chip, […]
Metabo recently introduced the Metabo 1-Inch Combination Hammer KHE D-26 for hammer drilling, drilling without impact, and chiseling. This 7-amp rotary hammer has an aluminum alloy housing and features Vario (V)-electronics for variable speeds, Metabo S-automatic torque limiting clutch for bind-ups, a lockable switch, and delivers single blow energy of 1.7 foot-pounds with 5,400 BPM. Our Take We […]
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Hilti recently announced an expansion of its 36V cordless tool line with the introduction of the Hilti TE 6-A36-AVR Rotary Hammer. Featuring Hilti Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) technology, it provides two battery options – the Hilti B36/5.2 CPC Li-Ion industry class battery for the most work-per-charge performance and the B36/2.6 Li-Ion compact class battery to reduce […]
Bosch recently expanded its rotary hammer line with new 1-inch Bulldog Bosch 18V SDS-Plus Brushless Rotary Hammer. Weighing 7.7 pounds and powered by Bosch’s 6.0Ah battery, it delivers 1.9 foot-pounds of torque and features Kickback Control for safety in bind-ups, vibration control, Bosch Electronic Motor Protection to protect against motor overload, CoolPack battery technology, a battery […]
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Hilti recently announced an expansion of its SDS-Max rotary hammer line with the Hilti TE 50-AVR SDS-Max Rotary Hammer. This one is appropriate for drilling in concrete, masonry, and stone as well as medium-duty chiseling in concrete and masonry. The 13.4-pound tool is the lightest of Hilti’s TE-Y class and features Active Vibration Reduction (AVR), a […]
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 […]
Bosch recently introduced its newest Bulldog with the Bosch Bulldog Xtreme Max SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer for drilling and chipping in masonry and concrete. This 1-1/8-inch diameter drilling capacity rotary hammer weighs 6.9 pounds, offers drilling, hammer drilling, and chiseling modes. It’s powered by an 8.5-amp motor delivering 2.4 foot-pounds of impact energy with 5,100 no-load BPM […]
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 […]
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Ridgid recently introduced an addition to the Gen5X line with the Ridgid Gen5X SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer. This 7/8-inch rotary hammer features the company’s Extreme Vibration Reduction, a mechanical clutch, a variable position chisel, an auxiliary handle, tool-free adjustment depth gauge, Hex Grip overmold, 1.8 foot-pounds of impact energy up to 4,200 BPM, and 3 modes […]
What tool is so useful that it’s literally out of this world? I submit the rotary hammer, which NASA included on the Mars rover Curiosity. When the job calls for making holes in stone and concrete or chipping masonry, the rotary hammer is the tool for the job. I’m not sure if Ryobi made NASA’s […]