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Old 04-19-2012, 01:14 AM  
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I presently have a middle grade Bosch hammer drill. For drilling 5/8 holes in concrete, it is a bit underwhelming and gets pretty darn hot.

Any suggestions for a new one?

Do SDS (bulldog type) drills perform significantly better?

I'm not averse to spending some money, but am looking for the best value for the money I do spend.



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Old 04-19-2012, 02:19 PM  
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:54 PM  
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I am big time sucked into Festool but they do not offer a hammer drill, so I would say Dewalt, Makita or milwaukee.

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I am big time sucked into Festool but they do not offer a hammer drill, so I would say Dewalt, Makita or milwaukee.
But they sure are the bomb.
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But they sure are the bomb.
Sweet drill Paul, they have talk of a hammer drill for NA. I have been looking at the T-15.

Either way you are the man with a sweet Festool drill and other products and a 60' ladder.
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Sweet drill Paul, they have talk of a hammer drill for NA. I have been looking at the T-15.

Either way you are the man with a sweet Festool drill and other products and a 60' ladder.
Its a sweet souped up drill driver. Wouldn't put it on anything super heavy, but for what I do its been great.

LOL @ the 60 ladder comment. I'm surprised you remember I have one.
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There has only been one time when I purchased a tool that I disliked before I even owned it, and that would be the day I purchased my 40' ladder. I hate that thing, and I can't imagine using a 60'!!!

@ the OP, there is a huge difference between a rotary hammer and a a standard 5/8" hammer drill. I'm pretty sure you can rent one if you want, or you can typically snap up a used one in decent condition off of craigslist.com or a pawn shop.

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There has only been one time when I purchased a tool that I disliked before I even owned it, and that would be the day I purchased my 40' ladder. I hate that thing, and I can't imagine using a 60'!!!

@ the OP, there is a huge difference between a rotary hammer and a a standard 5/8" hammer drill. I'm pretty sure you can rent one if you want, or you can typically snap up a used one in decent condition off of craigslist.com or a pawn shop.
60, no thanks, could one guy even move it?
I am getting too old to even move my 20 around easily
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60, no thanks, could one guy even move it?
I am getting too old to even move my 20 around easily
#3-4 guys are needed to raise it. The thing is a beast and I hate it. But, there are times and places where a lift wont fit and the 60' is the only thing to use. It's paid for itself, but it sure is no fun setting the thing up.
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LOL @ the 60 ladder comment. I'm surprised you remember I have one.
I am coming to pick it up but I need to borrow 3 of your guys to get it on the van.


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