About Hammer Drills Dinuba CA

Anytime someone drills concrete, they will reach for what they call a hammer drill. But they could be talking about two totally different tools. So, when you are looking for a cordless hammer drill, you will want to know the differences.

The Home Depot
(559)891-0506
3175 Highland Ave
Selma, CA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-9:00pm

Kmart 3998 / Cross Merch
(559) 591-1502
2270 East El Monte Way
Dinuba, CA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Kiper&kiper True Value Hdw.
(559) 332-2310
31939 E Kings Canyon Rd
Squaw Valley, CA
 
Selma - Auth Hometown
(559) 896-9751
3352 Floral Ave # 103
Selma, CA
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:10-20
Tue:10-20
Wed:10-20
Thu:10-20
Fri:10-20
Sat:10-20
Sun:11-17
Store Features
Mon:10-20
Tue:10-20
Wed:10-20
Thu:10-20
Fri:10-20
Sat:10-20
Sun:11-17

Fastenal- Visalia
559-651-0696
10331 W. Goshen Ste B Visalia, CA, 93291
Visalia, CA
 
The Home Depot
(559)636-3600
3500 S Demaree St
Visalia, CA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Orange Cove True Value Hdwe
(559) 626-7703
507 Park Blvd
Orange Cove, CA
 
Kmart 4705 / Cross Merch
(559) 897-0180
333 Sierra St
Kingsburg, CA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Visalia
559-651-2315
6989 Avenue 304 Visalia, CA, 93291
Visalia, CA
 
Lowe's of North Visalia
559-802-9055
3020 North Demaree Street Visalia, CA, 93291
Visalia, CA
 

About Hammer Drills

Anytime someone drills concrete, they will reach for what they call a hammer drill. But they could be talking about two totally different tools. So, when you are looking for a cordless hammer drill, you will want to know the differences.

A cordless hammer drill, usually looks like a conventional cordless drill with a three jaw chuck. Usually on the selector knob, you will see a picture of a hammer. Obviously, this is the position you would use for hammering. Cordless hammer drills accomplish hammering via gearing. These tools use a straight shank carbide tip drill bit. When you use these tools, you hear the distinctive whining sound.

These tools are excellent for drilling smaller holes, ¼” is a good top end all though they will do a 3/8” here and there and they do make bits up to 1” to fit these tools but trust me, their best range is ¼” and under. You may use this tool if you only drill masonry once and a while. Many contractors use cordless hammer drills for installing tapcon anchors. But again, if you are setting anchors or need to drill longer or bigger holes, you owe it to yourself to try a cordless rotary hammer drill.

If you go on to any commercial job site, you will see cordless rotary hammer drills in use. While the cordless hammer drill has that distinctive whine, rotary hammers have a lower tone and you can actually hear the bit hammering. Rotary hammers are actually have a pneumatic hammering system, the tool turns slower, but hits much harder than a cordless hammer drill. The bits for this tool are referred to as sds or sds bits. The shank of the bit is about 3/8” of an inch with two dimples and two grooves. You don’t chuck them in, you just snap them into the tool.

Like the cordless hammer drill, the cordless rotary hammer does well with the smaller bits. The interesting thing with the smaller bits is that the bits will actually last quite a bit longer as the tool doesn’t heat up the carbide because it spins slower. When it comes to drilling holes larger than ¼”, the rotary hammer will blow away the cordless hammer drill. Many of these cordless rotary hammers are rated for up to 1” and thin wall core bits. Some of them can even turn off the rotation and you can insert a chisel. You won’t believe how hard these tools can hit!

Now that many of these cordless rotary hammers have gone to lithium, they are going to 36 volts. Talk about a must have these things have great power, run time and are lightweight.

Keep these simple points in mind when deciding what kind of cordless hammer to by. The cordless hammer drill, in my opinion is really just a tool for the smaller holes. Remember that is my opinion based on what I have seen in the trades over the last 15 years. Even if you are just drilling the smaller holes, give a cordless rotary hammer drill a try. You really won’t believe how effortlessly they can drill masonry material.

Jeffrey Richard has been selling all types of power tools including hammer drills to the trades for over 15 years.



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