✅ TOP 5: Best Hammer Drill 2020

Are you looking for the best hammer drill?

In this video, we will top hammer drills on the market.

Before we get started with our video detailing the best hammer drills, we have included links

in the description for each product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which

is in your budget range.

Starting off at number 1 we have the DeWalt DCD996B 20V MAX XR.

Arguably the best cordless hammer drill on the market, this drill is far more compact

than you would expect, measuring a mere 8.4 inches long.

The brushless motor provides 820 Units Watts Out for 2.8 times faster application speeds,

giving you 2,250 RPM and 0-38,250 BPM.

At only 4.7 pounds, it’s one of the lightest models out there.

Its brushless motor and high performance transmission can run up to 57 percent longer than brushed

models, while providing up to 82 percent more power.

Additional features include comfortable handle grips, 3-mode LED with a spotlight mode, durable

nitro-carburized metal ratcheting chucks, and sealed switches to help prevent contamination

from dust or moisture.

As you would expect from a DeWalt tool, this hammer drill can cut through even old concrete

like butter.

Extremely tough jobs can shorten the battery’s runtime or overheat the drill bits, but a

little care means you can complete these jobs before having to replace either.

In fact, this tool is so powerful, it can easily get away at full speed if you aren’t

using both handles!

The clutch on this model has proven a pain for some individuals, as it tends to simply

halt the motor when tightened too far, as opposed to making a click when it reaches

optimal tightness.

Another issue for some is that this tool doesn’t come with a battery, so make sure you purchase

one if you have other 20V MAX tools in your arsenal.

At number 2 we have the Makita XPH07Z 18V LXT.

This compact 1/2-inch brushless driver-drill provides an impressive 1,090 pounds of max

torque and variable two-speed transmission capable of 0-550 or 0-2,100 RPM.

The unit is powered by an 18V LXT Lithium Ion battery for long charge life, and features

a three-stage LED gauge that allows you to monitor the battery’s charge level.

A true example of Makita quality, this drill packs a lot of power.

Users love the way the drill responds to trigger pressure, allowing you to get the exact speed

you want.

Both pros and weekend warriors will appreciate the power, but be prepared as it can rip through

concrete with such force that you can easily lose control on the higher setting.

While an excellent drill overall, several consumers have had problems with the chuck

coming loose while the drill’s in reverse mode or breaking completely.

Customer service is quick to address this issue when it arises, however.

It should also be noted that this drill is only sold as the bare tool, so you will need

to purchase a battery if you don’t already own any 18V LXT batteries.

Drill bits are also sold separately.

At number 3 we have the Milwaukee 2704-20 M18.

This drill driver uses a Powerstate brushless motor capable of 1,200 in-lbs of peak torque

at as much as 2,000 RPM.

It uses Red Lithium batteries, which hold a longer charge than standard lithium ion


As with many of the popular Milwaukee M18 Fuel line of tools, the drill has Redlink

Plus, an intelligent monitoring system which prevents damage due to overheating or power


As can be expected from Milwaukee, this is a powerful, lightweight tool that quickly

finds its way to the forefront of most owners’ tool sets.

Not only does it do an excellent job on concrete, but it also does an excellent job as a regular

drill in a pinch for those with experience using hammer drills.

The screw drive selector and variable chuck give this tool a range of use far greater

than much of the competition.

The chuck on this drill has suffered a variety of issues for a handful of consumers.

In some cases, it lets go of the bit, in others the bit gets stuck.

These problems don’t happen for everyone, so they may be due to poor QC or bad batches.

Also, a few buyers have received refurbished tools instead of new ones so make sure to

purchase from a reputable online seller.

At number 4 we have the DeWalt DWD520K Corded.

Trust DeWalt to deliver the best corded hammer drill in our video.

This 1/2-inch 10 Amp hammer drill kit features a two-speed range to provide speed or torque

as needed, soft grip handle, two finger trigger, and can be used in either hammer drill or

standard drill mode.

The patented DeWalt motor is designed to provide 50 percent more power while also having increased

overload protection.

A metal gear housing increased the drill’s overall durability and the side grip can be

turned a full 360 degrees for superior handling.

This is an excellent drill for masonry projects, and users report short work times for multiple

stone-like surfaces.

The drill mode won’t work well on very soft surfaces (such as drywall), but does a great

job with most types of wood.

Overall, this is a drill you can expect to be using for years to come.

While no drill is perfect (and the DWD520K isn’t an exception), the biggest issue is


You may want to wear ear protection using this drill.

Additionally, it can overheat after prolonged use on tougher surfaces, so be sure to cool

off the bits and allow the drill itself to cool if it starts getting too hot.

And at number 5 we have the DeWalt DW511 7.8 Amp.

Another corded, dual-mode hammer drill from DeWalt, the DW511 sports a lighter 7.8 Amp

motor designed for extended, high performance use.

The 360 degree side handle and depth control rod help ensure superior control and depth

accuracy, while variable speed means precision work every time.

For a smaller drill, the DW511 has proven quite useful for a number of tasks and materials

and its excellent quality to price ratio has made it a popular seller over the years.

It’s excellent for soft masonry, and a few users have reported using it for granite.

You may need to look up a video on how to use the chuck key holder, but this feature

has been a welcome one for the majority of consumers.

Some owners of this model have reported issues with the chuck holding onto bits.

In a few other cases, there have been reports of it overheating quickly.

Many of these complaints may be related to older versions of this model, which has undergone

a few design updates since its initial release.

So that sums up the top hammer drills.

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