Hammer Drill for XPS

andrelaplume2January 6, 2009

Is this sucker good enough to drill a 150 or so holes to put xps up? I can borrow one that is likely of better quality but I never used one and would be afraid I'd brake it.

If not maybe I should rent one?...hate to buy an expensive one because I'd likely never use it again.

I have no idea what specs to look for anyway....

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=45338

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velvetfoot

I have this one, which has been great.
I think I spent 70 bucks but I've seen it lower.
If I had to do it over again, I think I'd buy some bits from HF too.

I had a Black and Decker cheapo and it broke after the second hole. I took it as an omen and got a more substantial one.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=97743

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 1:27PM
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andrelaplume2

Surely, you're joking. Even for people who aren't big DIYers, a good drill comes in handy for life.

I'm sticking with commercial Bosch and Makita tools. Not only do they last, the job goes faster and smoother.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 1:55PM
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andrelaplume2

now I question whether the one I listed is even a hammer drill---it looks so different...

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 1:55PM
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velvetfoot

I put in about 300 tap cons with the $70 HF unit above. It goes through the concrete like butter. I never thought it would be that easy. If you look at it another way, you could buy a more capable tool from a more consumer oriented outfit like HF and maybe it would have more of a reserve margin so that it would have useful life after your project is completed.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 6:43PM
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Here's the same model I have--and paid about $150 for retail six years ago.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 8:06PM
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randy427

My $90 Rigid hasn't let me down.
HF products, tho, aren't renown for their dependability.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2009 at 12:04PM
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