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Old 04-09-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Im looking to purchase a rotary hammer drill for two projects. Pulling in a sump pump and using it to drill holes in 5/8 plywood to attach my subfloor over a concrete floor.

Is there a recommendation on the size of the rotary hammer drill that I would need?

I tried using my battery 18v Maklita LXT hammer drill, but had a hard time drill holes into the floor.

I have looked at the Bosch on line, but do not know anything about rotary hammer drills and dont know what to look for in the drill.

I saw at harbor freight they sell Chicago tools 1 inch SDS rotary hammer for like 60.00. I know the quality is low on these tools, but wasnt sure if it was adequate for the two projects Im looking to do.

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I use my HF 1" all the time -- it pounds through concrete, stucco, whatever you put in front of it. Use one of the online 20% off coupons and/or wait for it to be on sale.

It comes with bits, too.

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I think the 3 in 1 SDS Rotary Hammer drill at Harbor freight is 59.99 now. Where do you get the 20% off coupons?

The drill felt pretty heavy, but maybe they are all like that even the brand name ones.

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I have the HF model too and I like it. It also came with bits.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:40 PM   #5
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You'll appreciate the weight when you're going through concrete.

Here's a link to a coupon. You just click on the print this coupon button.

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...e=magurl1.html

And if you can't weight 6 days before that one is active, try here:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/a...0&d=1269351077
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When you looked at Bosch, you needed to look no further.
http://www.coastaltool.com/bosch/11255vsr.htm

This tool has lasted the test of time not to mention me putting it through the ringer. 12 years of weekly usage.

Good Luck.......................
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When you looked at Bosch, you needed to look no further.
http://www.coastaltool.com/bosch/11255vsr.htm

This tool has lasted the test of time not to mention me putting it through the ringer. 12 years of weekly usage.

Good Luck.......................
Thats the exactly Bosch I was looking at, but $200plus compared to $59.00 for two DIYER projects
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Thats the exactly Bosch I was looking at, but $200plus compared to $59.00 for two DIYER projects

Splurge and buy a life time tool. Heck your deserving arent you?




I guess I just like saying BOSCH..................Kind of like PORSH
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Splurge and buy a life time tool. Heck your deserving arent you?




I guess I just like saying BOSCH..................Kind of like PORSH
I agree but if I only need it for two projects I would rather put the money toward another project or green fees

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