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Best Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill – Head -to-Head
Arguably the most used tool of any trade is the ½” cordless drill.
The first handheld electric drill was brought to market by Black and Decker in 1917, and the cordless drill was also developed by Black and Decker in 1961.
Since then many manufacturers have contributed to the design and improvements by incorporating lithium ion batteries, hammer drill functionality, and most recently, brushless motors.
For this head-to-head we’ve asked 12 manufacturers to send us their top-of-the-line 18 to 22 volt ½” hammer drill drivers.
We asked manufacturers to keep their batteries in the 6.0 Ah range.
The Tool Box Buzz Crew put these drills through the paces with a battery of tough tests to see which is fastest, has the longest run-time, the best ergonomics, and the most power in day-to-day job site use.
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Hammer Drill Test Criteria
We strive to make these tests as fair as possible by ensuring that we use the same accessories, average out multiple tests, design tests that have consistent, repeatable, results, and eliminate the human error when we can.
There are endless testing situations for any tool so we discuss the tool in question and try to develop tests that users can relate to.
For this head-to-head we decided to focus mostly on productivity.
In order to do that, we looked at several common uses for hammer drills, focusing on speed and endurance.
We chose common tasks that our crew, or sub-contractors perform on a regular basis to provide a good comparison of relative performance.
Performance Drilling Sled: 7/8” x 18” auger bit drilled thru 6” of framing lumber.
3/8″ x 6″ TimberLOKs– Ave Drive Time to install 6 fasteners in framing lumber.
2-9/16 Self-feeding Bit– Ave Drive Time to drill 6 holes in framing lumber.
3/16 Masonry Bit– Ave time to drill 6 holes [preset depth] into precast concrete.
Ergonomics and features – This is a round table discussion with the entire crew to develop the rankings.