A hammer drill offers relief in construction work. But which one is best suited and how should a hammer drill be equipped? You can find out all this in our checklist. In addition, we have compiled a list of product recommendations below to make your decision easier.
- The first thing you should think about is the purpose for which the hammer drill will be used.
- An electric or battery-powered hammer drill is the right choice for occasional small domestic applications. You are not tied to any annoying cable and get sufficient drilling power.
- Pneumatic and hydraulic hammer drills, on the other hand, are powered by a compressor or compressed air. They provide more power or impact force and can therefore be used for more professional work (e.g. on the construction site). Another advantage is the lower noise level.
- The electric model is super suitable for mineral materials, such as concrete or stone. However, if you need the hammer drill for firmer materials such as metal, one of the other two types is advantageous.
- A hammer drill is usually made of plastic on the outside. However, the material of the percussion mechanism is especially important.
- When it comes to the percussion mechanism, you should look for robust and durable material. Steel or similar solid materials are a good choice here.
- Nevertheless, a hammer drill should not be too heavy. Especially if you work high up or overhead, this will be your undoing
- Electric hammer drills are the lightest variant with about 2 to 5 kg. This is followed by the pneumatic model, which has a weight of 8 to 45 kg. The heaviest, weighing over 100 kg, is the hydraulic hammer drill.
- Alternatively, if you need particularly good percussive power, electric hammers with pneumatic percussion are manufactured. These provide more power and are basically lighter than completely pneumatic hammers.
- You can choose between a gear rim drill chuck, a quick-action drill chuck or a clamping force locking chuck (SDS).
- The gear rim drill chuck is more stable and also suitable for larger hammer drills. On the other hand, it is somewhat more complicated to operate.
- In contrast, the SDS chuck offers a faster drill bit change, but is only intended for use at home and not for heavier work.
- In terms of accessories, we recommend you a carrying case as well as various drill attachments for the different materials.
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FAQ For Hammer Drills
A hammer drill is a device for construction work. It is used to drill holes in various materials or to remove tiles/walls. Depending on the type, it can provide different power and force, so with the right model, even sturdy metal can be drilled through
First, you put the drill chuck and the right attachment on the hammer drill. Then you can start drilling. The percussion mechanism is used to drill into the material. After each blow, the drill rod is moved so that nothing gets stuck in the material.
The percussion drill requires you to exert your own force. It is also much louder in use. With a hammer drill, you need less force and the noise is quieter. In addition, it has a stronger impact force.
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