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Old 01-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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I need a quality 1/2" corded hammer drill. Is there any brand that is not made in CHINA???

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Did you try Milwaukee Tools? I believe they are still made in the USA.

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Did you try Milwaukee Tools? I believe they are still made in the USA.
I'm not so sure about that one!! I don't think Milwaukee has made ANYTHING in the US for the last couple years, and even before that it was VERY little. I think they closed down there Wisconson plants in 2005 and were only making some blades in Missisippi for a couple years after that.
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As far as I know, Makita still makes more power tools domestically then any of the other main players, but I'm not sure about their hammer drills. My guess is their Heavy Duty 3/4" model might be made here or possible Japan, it seems thats the case with most off their high end stuff
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I am considering a Rotary Hammer Drill (Concrete Drill) also.. I am aware of the advantages over a hammerdrill but I am wondering if you can purchase Metal or wood cutting bits. If not, why is there a setting on most concrete drills for rotation only?
I am remodeling my basement and will be drilling a lot of concrete.
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I am considering a Rotary Hammer Drill...... I am wondering if you can purchase Metal or wood cutting bits?.......
Metal or wood bits are not made to be used in a SDS chuck. A few Rotary Hammers come with both; quick change SDS and conventional chucks. These are hard to find. Most trades just use dedicated drills for for wood/metal as opposed to a rotary hammer for concrete.

I bought a Metabo Porsche Design Rotary Hammer in 2009 for $225 at a closeout sale when the radical design failed to get acceptance in the trades. It came with both chucks and was originally designed to sell in the $600 range. Due to extremal poor sales they are out of production but can still be found on EBay for around $300

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I am considering a Rotary Hammer Drill (Concrete Drill) also.. I am aware of the advantages over a hammerdrill but I am wondering if you can purchase Metal or wood cutting bits. If not, why is there a setting on most concrete drills for rotation only?
I am remodeling my basement and will be drilling a lot of concrete.
Most Hammer Drills have a 3 jaw chuck that will accept metal and wood bits, and have a rotation only setting, in addition to the hammer and rotation setting
Most Rotary Hammers have a spline, sds, or sds max chuck that will not accept (standard) wood or metal bits, but these also usulally have a rotation only setting, in addition to the hammer and rotation setting ( and also a hammer only setting)

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