PREMIUM Battery SDS Hammer Drill Shoot-out – Dewalt, Bosch, Makita, Metabo, Milwaukee, Hilti

A comparison of the best cordless SDS hammer drills from all the biggest brands. 18V, twin 18V, 36V and 54V/60V units included. SDS-Plus and SDS-Max. oztooltalk test and score runtime, speed, , charge time, and comfort.

Thanks to our sponsor POWER TOOLS DIRECT, and to Sunset Sleepers for the use of their factory.

SDS-PLUS Models:
Bosch – GBH 36VF-LI Plus / RH328VC-36K –
Dewalt – DCH333 –
Hilti – TE30-A36 – (electric)
Makita – DHR264 / XRH05 –
Metabo – KHA 36-18 LTX 32 – (electric)

SDS-MAX Models:
Dewalt – DCH481 –
Milwaukee – M18CHM / 2717 –

Full Spec Sheet – 3:46
Results – 11:18
AUD Prices – 16:08


Will Corbridge says:

What No ozito rotary hammer for a lol?

Nathaniel gamez says:

Makita has a new “brushless” 36 volt sds plus hammer drill! You guys should do a review on it! You can find it on the makita website. Please check it out! I’m looking to buy a cordless sds drill and since I’m a makita user I’d like someone to do a review on the NEW XRH07PTU. Since no else has yet.

Dirk Olivier says:

Would be fair to also include the Milwaukee M18 CHPX Sds Plus Rotary Hammer. 4.5J

Albyint says:

Subbed! this must have been pricy!

Gummiflotti says:

Yessss!! finaly

Ryan says:

Hi guys, fantastic video and work by both of ya. Thanks for this.

Little target for for 2018. Clip on microphones for ya both. It make a massive difference as opposed to the audio from the camera a meter or 2 away from you.

AussieGuy says:

Great review guys. As primarily a Makita owner I was a little depressed with their performance until I saw the difference in skin price! I just have the single 18v Makita hammer and it works fine for what I do. (very occasional tile chipping or lino removal)
It would be nice if all makes used the same batteries so we could pick and choose between manufacturers for different tools but I dont think thats ever going to happen!

Ben B Jr says:

Hey guys!
Great video, monster tools lol
Hope your hands are just fine hahaha
Interesting results though, keep them coming.
Thanks for sharing!

Paul Hamer says:

Thanks Gents. Great review as ever. Must of sunk a few beers after that review 🙂

110 says:

Great vid love that your Ozzie

Adam Ryan says:

Hi guys are you doing the review of the new bosch 12v router and planner?

ashley lienert says:

Thanks very much guys great video.


Ha, you actually said “feels good in the hand”

Ian Dowell says:

I dont see the dch333 on the dewalt site. Any info on this would be appreciated

Mario Vargas says:


TactiCali Industries says:

How come whenever people do tests and reviews and Makita is the competitor they always use their lower end base model. Makita makes a 36v brushless drill but they used the brushed model which has a lot less power.

J Curran says:

Hitachi make the most productive,  affordable and easy to fix concrete tools.  Why is Hitachi not in this shootout.

Sanjay Gupta says:

The DeWalt Flexvolt kit at Bunnings comes with 2x 9Ah batteries for $1094

Kevin Stempien says:

I upgraded my older corded Bosch to the new 60v sdsmax(USA version) DeWalt. Both my older Bosch and new dewalt lack the depth gauge which I really could use. Does anyone know why larger combination hammers seem not to have a depth gauge?

pbfamous07 says:

new app. love yo shit.

zahid detho says:

Hilti TE 6A- 36 AVR is far more better performance and price wise.

jean-marc says:

Not my line of business, but as usual, a super good, comprehensive, clear and informative video ! Thanks guys !

Willy Nebula says:

Love my 18v dewalt gear but the hilti as the oldest and most expensive I recon will win

TechBuilt Tools and Carpentry says:

Great review guys, no surprise the hilti killed it. Shame Bosch didn’t supply the new 6Ah 36v battery for this test. Would have definitely increased the run time, dewalt are on fire lately

J Glassey says:

Mike and Dwain come through with another great video, thanks mates!!!

Alexander Tveit Nilsen says:

The Hilti version in this test is pretty old. The new 5,2amp batteries has way lower price then the old 6amp batteris. So a bit strange that they havent got the new version

pbfamous07 says:

yo can i have some tools, anything really :p

austin ritz says:

Why 2 model #s for makita? As far as I can tell you used the first one which is the predecessor to the second #. Second one should be a more current, more powerful unit but you didn’t have that one?

noel bashford says:

why didnt you guys do the 18v dewalt one?

Jono Trenholm says:

You got to review makita’s newish sub compact 18V BRUSHLESS DRILL DRIVER SKIN DDF484Z

SparkySlow says:

warranty 3 3 3 3 5, Hilti 20 boom

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