Rotary hammers — also known as rotary hammer drills — use a rotating machine tool to drill into tough materials. This tool uses striking energy to hammer or drill into stone, masonry and concrete. Many rotary hammers have drill, hammer and hammer drill settings. With these models, you can use the drill or hammer on its own, or combine both features for heavy-duty work.
While rotary hammers and hammer drills have similar purposes, rotary hammers have superior performance. A hammer drill uses two discs to slam a chuck forward and back. Meanwhile, a rotary hammer's mechanism involves air pressure from a piston and cylinder. This air pressure can create a much higher impact than the force generated by a hammer drill's discs.
A rotary hammer drill has the primary purpose of drilling holes into masonry materials like concrete. By switching to hammer-only mode, you can also use a rotary hammer for light demolition projects. Rotary hammers only suit projects with masonry materials, even in drill-only or hammer-only mode. We recommend using a standard power drill for materials such as wood or plastic. You can also ask our team for assistance with finding the right tool for your job.
Many top power tool brands create rotary hammers, including:
You can find some of these brands in our inventory of 18V rotary hammer drills.
Whether you need a Milwaukee cordless rotary hammer, Makita rotary hammer drill or another rotary hammer product, we can help. Our most popular choices of 18V rotary hammers include:
If you have a product or brand in mind that you don't see in our inventory, we encourage you to contact our team. We can source the rotary hammer drill you need at an affordable price.
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