1/2" hammer drill

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Old 10-26-03, 04:44 PM
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1/2" hammer drill

I had a Skil 1/2" hammer drill which recently bit the dust. I started looking online for a replacement and I see there are hammer drills and "rotary" hammer drills. What's the difference?
(other than price.)

I want a reasonably heavy-duty hammer drill, 1/2" chuck (can be keyless or keyed), reversible, variable speed. Any recommendations? Any I should avoid?
 
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Old 10-27-03, 09:11 AM
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I believe that the difference between these two types of drills are that a 'hammer drill' uses standard drill bits chucked in a Jacobs chuck, while the rotary hammer drill is a much heavier duty machine. It uses specialty bits which fit in a splined shaft rather than an adjustable Jacobs chuck.
 
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Old 10-29-03, 07:13 AM
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Thanks, Thiggy

I guess I'm looking for a "regular" hammer drill. I'll see what the big box store has.
 
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