Hammer Drill Suggestions needed

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Old 05-02-19, 07:45 PM
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Question Hammer Drill Suggestions needed

Last week I brought a Milwaukee 0613-20
14.4v
1/2 inch hammer drill for 5$ on a rummage sale

The only catch is battery is bad and charger is unsure. (He said it worked)
New batteries are around 50$ give or take on ebay. Depends on size.

I looked at places such as Harbor Freight and seen Hercules Brand for around 100$ and comes with an impact as well.Or the Bauer ones. (yes I like Harbor Freight).
Then I also seen Dewault and other brands for slightly higher.

My Largest issue right now is if I invest in a new battery for the Milwaukee one and risk the charger or do I go with a Harbor Freight one or similar brand new.?
 
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Old 05-02-19, 11:10 PM
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Personally, I would never buy a cordless hammer drill unless I had no choice. Corded tools have more power and a hammer drill needs power.
 
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Old 05-03-19, 04:38 AM
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I find my cordless hammer drill to be very handy. It's perfect for doing a few holes 1/2" or smaller.

First, why would a perfectly good hammer drill be sold for $5. I could almost guarantee that the battery is bad. The only way to know about the charger is to try it so there is a risk there. Personally, the 14v Milwaukee while a reputable brand name is rather old as even 18v is now on the low end so I wouldn't be excited to put more money into it. I'd opt for a new tool. I've had good luck with the bright green Ryobi cordless tools. They are much less expensive than Bosch or Dewalt and are good enough for home use.
 
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Thanks for the replies.
I think I am going to sell the Milwaukee drill and get something different.
 
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I have had 18v Milwaukee cordless for 3 or 4 years and I love it.

No itís not an SDS jackhammer but it will put 6mm anchors into concrete and up to 12mm in brick and itís light and portable.
 
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Old 05-05-19, 04:33 AM
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We use Milwaukee cordless tools at our shop. Our cordless hammer drill does a very good job but it is an SDS. I would not recommend a "screamer" hammer drill to anybody corded or cordless.
 
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Old 05-09-19, 07:37 AM
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We have a Bosch SDS hammer drill. It does an excellent job, and it isn't a screamer like our DeWalt.
Andy
 
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