Rotary drills are one of the most essential tools to have around the workshop. Having at least one of these helps you with your work and to become more productive and more efficient.
If you’re shopping around to find a replacement for a bogged down piece, or are starting a workshop that needs a good one to begin with, then stick around because we’re here to help you out. Whether you need the best of the best or the most affordable option we have one for you.
Bosch RH540M 1-9/16-Inch SDS-Max Combination Rotary Hammer
Bosch has one of the best rotary drills in the market. Coming from its well-known creators with its new and improved 12 amp machine that carries up to 30% more impact energy compared with their previous model; great for drilling and chiseling applications.
The RH540 SDS offers best-in-class performance with its variable speed setting to give you better control over the machine during start-up. This rotary drill comes packed with powerful features: it’s tool-free with automatic bit blocking to give instant access, so you can make changes on the drill bits easily. It delivers a maximum impact energy transfer rate for efficient and professional drilling.
The combination dual-mode selector knob lets you switch tools between two modes: rotary hammer mode or hammer only mode. It also comes with 20+1settings that allow you for perfect torque adjustments to give precise screw driving with ease.
The Bosch RH540MSDS Max adjust to your working style. With a 360 auxiliary handle that allows you to move in a wide range of movements and positions, comfort is sure to always be on your hands.
The integral clutch also helps with minimizing torque reaction for precise drilling that can match the power and efficiency of other higher-end tools out there.
The Bosch Max also boasts some spectacular safety features, which are a prime benefit for having this tool around in your workshop. Because it is part of the Bosch system, your rotary drill can be used with the PRO+GUARD dust solution system that vacuums away all the dust and debris and ridding you from silica dust exposure, which can be detrimental to your health.
Makita HR4002 1-9/16-Inch SDS-MAX Rotary Hammer
The Makita HR4002 is a corded tool that can deliver up to 2,500 BPM of power and an impact energy of 4.6 foot-pounds, so you can use it for more demanding applications.
The motor boasts field core interlocking steel laminations, dual ball armature, and more copper commutated bars. That adds to its energy transfer efficiency, which gives this beast a more robust and longer-lasting life.
It comes with a torque-limiting clutch that automatically disengages its gears if the bit binds, ensuring minimal to no damage to your tool. It has a no-hammering-when-idling function to help give your machine a long, tireless life.
Use this drill with ease and comfort while on the job as it comes with a sturdy soft-grip handle on the bottom and the side. It’s an efficient hard worker that carries up to 50% faster drilling.
Using sequential packed timing, it delivers timed hammering while in rotation, so it can minimize overlapping bit impacts.
The Makita rotary hammer has 12-bit angle settings that give the bit the ability to be set in different positions, allowing utmost convenience to the operator. The tool can be switched between hammering only and hammering with rotation, to provide you with the kind of job you require from it.
Need to change bits? Simply use the OneTouch sliding chuck to release and replace for a no-fuss and no-muss replacement. And when you’re done for the day, tuck it in with its bits and pieces inside the hard case, and you’re all wrapped up.
DEWALT D25481K SDS MAX Combination Hammer
Hailing from Germany, this durable and hard-heading mechanism delivers six joules of impact energy and 3150 BPM to give you fast and efficient drilling even on the most grueling and most demanding jobs.It can rotate at a speed of 540 rpm for fast, powerful, and dynamic applications.
This yellow rotary drill is lightweight, suitable for horizontal drilling applications. If you need something to rebar, core, or chip on a ceiling, mid, or upper wall, then look no further than DEWALT’s D25481K combination hammer.
One of this drill’s main features is the shocks, which have active vibration control to reduce the vibrations transferred from the tool to the operator. This helps to minimize fatigue and give you more comfort and more energy to perform more work.
Dewalt’s drill with a hard case for safe and secure storage, and a second handle for added comfort while in operation. It’s backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee with a three-year limited warranty and a two-year free service when you need some maintenance done.
Milwaukee 2717-21HD Brushless Cordless SDS-max Rotary Hammer
This red machine has a powerful 10 amp motor that can rotate at a top speed of 450 RPM and 3,000 BPM. It does a great job, even in harsh applications like concrete.
This rotary hammer can provide a heavy-duty 5.5-foot-pounds of impact energy to let you drill through tough materials. It’s equipped with the constant power technology developed by Milwaukee; this best-in-class technology makes sure that your tool provides consistent drilling power all the time, so it can be used in multiple job sites to handle electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, and general-purpose contractors.
The Milwaukee rotary hammer is the best of its kind with a12 position chipping adjustment that lets you adapt the best possible position while chipping horizontally or vertically, and even diagonally; it’s a hard-working tool that conforms to your working style and orientation.
The tool comes with a mechanical clutch to help protect the motor when the bit binds and has two mode operations: rotary hammer and hammer only, to give you the versatility you require for any given project.
The Milwaukee rotary hammer comes with a keyless chuck, so there’s no need to use tools when replacing bits. This powerful corded power tool rotates at 450 RPM for fast and efficient application in any surface or material. It’s backed by a five-year tool warranty.
The device is CSA, ETL, and UL listed to ensure you’re getting the best quality tool. It’s not only fit for the job but also safe for use on the job.
Bosch 11255VSR-HDC 1 In. SDS-plus Bulldog Xtreme Rotary Hammer
Unlike the other contenders in this list, the Bosch Bulldog Extreme rotary hammer drill has a multi-function selector, so you can switch between its three settings: rotation only, rotary hammer, and hammer only. It comes with vibration control for additional comfort.
This versatile and powerful tool has an 8 amp motor that can give a rotation speed of 1300 rpm and 5800 BPM. It’s equipped with a one-inch SDS+ chuck for strong retention and durability. It also comes with an integral clutch for minimum torque reaction, getting your tool a longer lifespan.
A varying lock positioning system that can provide 36 different positions and can rotate and lock the chisel to help you achieve the best possible working angle. The drill also features a D handle design, so you’ll be comfortable and in control during overhead and downward drilling jobs.
Additional features include a cord turret that pivots 35 degrees to make your cord flexible and minimize damage while in use. The drill comes with a rotating brush plate as well, so you get equal power whether you use it forward or in reverse.
Like other Bosch tools. It can be used with ease and safety with the pro+ guard system, which is OSHA compliant.
The tool comes with an auxiliary handle, depth gauge, and a sturdy blue carrying case to store your Bulldog safely. It’s backed by a one-year limited manufacturer warranty.