Why use DBH1212004 SDS Plus Hammer Drill Bit?
DBH1212004 SDS Hammer Drill
They handle large screws and fasteners far more quickly and efficiently than a cordless drill/driver making them a much better choice for heavy-duty woodworking projects like replacing deck boards or building a pergola.
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If the project requires drilling in masonry, you’re going to need the hammer function. Hammer drills are regularly used by contractors and professionals to install electrical boxes and other fixtures to brick and block walls.
In our testing, hammer drills run about 25% faster on average. We recently ran a test using a 1/4-inch multipurpose bit in our Milwaukee M18 Fuel hammer drill. In standard drill mode, it took about 8.5 seconds to drill to our desired depth. Kicking it into hammer drill mode, it only needed about 6.5 seconds.
Conclusions. Ultimately, while a hammer drill certainly can be used as a regular drill by putting it in “drill” mode, it has some limitations and a complete tool inventory should ideally include both. However, if you’re only going to buy one drill, a hammer drill is the more versatile of the two.
Hammer drills are not typically used for production construction drilling, but rather for occasional drilling of holes into concrete, masonry or stone. They are also used to drill holes in concrete footings to pin concrete wall forms and to drill holes in concrete floors to pin wall framing.