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Hammer Drill for XPS

Posted by andrelaplume2 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 6, 09 at 11:28

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....

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RE: Hammer Drill for XPS

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.

RE: Hammer Drill for XPS

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

RE: Hammer Drill for XPS


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.

RE: Hammer Drill for XPS

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.

RE: Hammer Drill for XPS

Here's the same model I have--and paid about $150 for retail six years ago.

RE: Hammer Drill for XPS

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

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