Having a hard time deciding between a hammer drill and a rotary hammer? After all what exactly is the difference between the two tools? Keep reading and we'll take the mystery out of your decision. Lowe's is happy to provide this information as a service to you.
Hammer Drills combine the rotation of a regular drill with a pounding action. These two actions enable the hammer drill to bore holes in masonry quickly without burning the bit.
Rotary Hammers are more powerful than hammer drills. They deliver heavier hammering action and usually have a chisel only feature, for light chiseling and masonry removal.
Rotary hammers also have specially designed chucks that only accept bits specifically designed to fit their chuck. The special chuck on a rotary hammer helps hold the drill bit and prevents it from slipping during use.
A few features you may want to pay attention to include:
Two drive systems are available on both models: