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Old 05-07-2010, 09:50 AM   #16
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so it's a general consensus then, when on a ladder, don't use a rotary hammer.
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There's no consensus. That's spark plug's opinion. There are a lot of exceptions. for example, if someone is holding the ladder. But if someone is working alone, I'd certainly be hesitant of using an electric rotary Hammer.!

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:26 PM   #17
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Here ya go:
Bosch SDS drill style at $199

It's got all the features you will ever need in this type of tool.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #18
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The choice of a safe type of drill to use on a ladder depends a lot on you. Some of the larger SDS drills are quite heavy and require constant two handed operation. On the other hand a rotary hammer will do the work without you really having to lean on it.

For your application I would probably use a relatively compact Hammer Drill with a 'D' handle for more control, similar to the previously recommended Bosch Bulldog
http://www.toolking.com/bosch-11224v...-reconditioned

"Spade" accessories are not used for drilling, but only for digging using the "Hammer only" mode.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:45 PM   #19
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The choice of a safe type of drill to use on a ladder depends a lot on you. Some of the larger SDS drills are quite heavy and require constant two handed operation. On the other hand a rotary hammer will do the work without you really having to lean on it.

For your application I would probably use a relatively compact Hammer Drill with a 'D' handle for more control, similar to the previously recommended Bosch Bulldog
http://www.toolking.com/bosch-11224v...-reconditioned

"Spade" accessories are not used for drilling, but only for digging using the "Hammer only" mode.
Based on the posters requirements, the $79 reconditioned one might be best, though I'd rather have one that does hammer only for spade bit and pulling up tile.
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SDS-Plus Spade Chisels are available, as are SDS-Plus wood chisels. I have both types.

For digging however the Digging Spades are only available in the larger shank SDS-Max sizes. These are in the 4-1/2" range.



http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-Steel-Clay-Spade-HS1922/dp/B0009H5PBS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1273222362&sr=1-1
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:02 PM   #21
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it didn't occur to me that there are other uses for a 3rd mode (hammer only) such as pulling up tile. I may consider upgrading to the bulldog if the hammer only mode is useful. Is it a lot faster or easier to break up ceramic tile than a cold chisel? Are there other uses?
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it didn't occur to me that there are other uses for a 3rd mode (hammer only) such as pulling up tile. I may consider upgrading to the bulldog if the hammer only mode is useful. Is it a lot faster or easier to break up ceramic tile than a cold chisel? Are there other uses?
I've used the Bulldog to chip around protrusions I had to make thru block walls, came in handy.
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DH is looking at rotary hammer drills tonight for me. Thanks for the useful info.
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You don't need a rotary hammer to drill into brick. Pick up an impact driver, it's compact, safe to use on a ladder, and perfectly suited to drill into brick. Rotary hammers are primarily used to drill into hard concrete.
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You don't need a rotary hammer to drill into brick. Pick up an impact driver, it's compact, safe to use on a ladder, and perfectly suited to drill into brick. Rotary hammers are primarily used to drill into hard concrete.
The "impact" on impact drivers is in the direction of rotation. There isn't a hammering action.
I do agree that you don't need a rotary hammer to drill into brick. I've drilled plenty into my brick with a corded hammer drill. Just need good bits & swap them when dulled. That said 5/8" to me is getting on the large side & if I had lots to do I would be looking to borrow or buy a SMALL rotary hammer (with a chisel only function for future uses).

Rotary hammers are fun. Just did 1 1/2" holes last week through up to 13" of concrete with one of these beasts : http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-11245EVS.../dp/B00004SUPS
At 25 lbs I was very glad the holes were in the floor

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